The Joe Hand Boxing Gym & Computer Lab will host a free Backpacks & Boxing Event on Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for children ages 10 through 17. The event is sponsored by Local 22 Philadelphia Fire Fighters' & Paramedics Union, The IGWE Firm, and Horizon Services.
We will be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies to the first 100 kids. The children will also learn all aspects of boxing and various exercises from the professional coaches at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym. Children should arrive to the gym with gym shorts and sneakers.
Former middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Bernard Hopkins and up-and-coming lightweight fighter Jerome Conquest are scheduled to make appearances.
The Joe Hand Boxing Gym is located at 547 N. Third Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123. For any questions, call 215-271-4263 or visit the gym's website at www.JoeHandGym.com.
About Joe Hand Boxing Gym & Computer Lab
Opened in 1995 by Joe Hand Promotions, the Joe Hand Boxing Gym has been a community landmark for years. Joe Hand, Sr., a retired Philadelphia police officer, saw the gym as a safe place for Philly's children and young adults to come and hone their skills in boxing or spend time learning computer skills.
The Joe Hand Boxing Gym offers regulation boxing rings, brand new equipment, and a modern computer center where children from the community can participate in the education process, whether or not they're interested in learning how to box.
In 2002, the Joe Hand Boxing Gym was honored with the prestigious Philadelphia Sports Congress Community Service Award.
Contact: Brittany Rogers
(215) 280-6709 (direct)
1-800-557-4263, ext. 243
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