RESTAURANT RUMBLERS TRADE IN APRONS FOR GLOVES AND RAISE $130,000!
Vancouver, BC (September, 2012) – On July 25th individuals from the local service industry hung up their aprons and put on a pair of boxing gloves to not only live out their dream in the ring, but to help raise money for the Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association – helping to create positive change in the lives of underprivileged youth by supporting their future through sport. For 12 weeks, contenders trained daily in a boxing gym, learning footwork and proper boxing technique. After the intense training, the final 26 fighters were chosen to battle head-to-head at Centre Ring.
Restaurant Rumble was born!
All contenders battled it out in front of a sold-out crowd and the event did not disappoint. There were lights, cameras and plenty of action for the screaming fans to cheer about, and the evening was punctuated with a knockout finish!
The contenders, sponsors and guests were able to raise an astonishing $130,000 before expenses for the Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association. Funds from Restaurant Rumble 2012 will be used to find a permanent training space for at-risk youth in Vancouver, where they can build self-esteem and confidence through boxing and mentorship.
You can continue to donate to the Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association on our site. We are currently looking for all types of equipment to outfit our future gym.
Also, check out our documentary series, The Road to Restaurant Rumble.
The last two episodes will be updated soon – focusing on the Main Event and the development of the gym.
Stay tuned for future Restaurant Rumble events!