The Tipperary Boxing club is celebrating their third anniversary with a â€˜Rumble for RoisÃnâ€™ fight night on September 12 at the Fight Factory, Gortavilla Business Park, Tipperary town.
â€œWe are a community orientated club and everyone here works on a totally voluntary basis giving anything up to 20 hours of their free time every week,â€ explained Coach Chris Toomey. Every year since we opened in 2012 we have set out to help another local group or individual by raising some money for their charity or cause. Last year Circle of Friends Cancer Support Group benefited from our efforts and this year we would like to try and raise some funds for a little local girl RoisÃn price who is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia. As anyone who has ever had a sick child knows the stress and strain is enormous without having the added burden of financial worry.â€
Chris has lined up a host of some of Irelands best young boxers for this event including County Munster & All-Ireland champions for the â€˜Rumble for RoisÃnâ€™ and needs 20 local businesses to come on board and sponsor a fight on the night or if any one business would like to sponsor the whole event please let Chris know.
â€œI would prefer not to have to call on anyone who has previously or are currently sponsoring the club as I know how hard it is in the current climate to hand out money so new sponsors please get in touch,â€ added Chris
Entry on the night is â‚¬10 euro per adult and â‚¬5 for students & children. Family discount â‚¬20. Sponsors can contact Chris on 083 3022287 asap to book your place. There will also be a sports memorabilia auction which will be held at a later date so if anyone has anything they would like to donate or has any contacts in any sport who might donate please get in touch with myself or any member of the boxing club. â€œPlease everyone come down and support us and make this a successful night,â€ added Chris.
The club has seen many people pass through its doors and has helped many people on their journey to achieving whatever goals they have set for themselves.
â€œThe boxing club in Tipperary town is so important and has effected many peopleâ€™s lives on a positive personal development level. I can only hope that we have continued success for the future.â€ said Chris.