January 29, 2024 By Youth Opportunities Limited
Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a charitable organization dedicated to building a community where youth are embraced with safe housing combined with wrap-around supports, has announced a significant donation from The Fight to End. The Fight to End is an annual benefit boxing match in London, Ont. Provincial Glass is a sponsor and owner Brett Lucier is on the board of the organization.
The Fight to End hosted the highly anticipated and sold-out 3rd Fight to End Homelessness at RBC Place in November. The black-tie premier boxing event is known to bring passionate Londoners together for an amazing and important cause. The event itself is the culmination of 32 community champions, entering the process with little to no exposure to boxing, and over the duration of 18 weeks of Fight Camp, hosted by Boomerz Boxing Club, an FTE partner, step into the ring for their first Boxing Ontario sanctioned match in front of over 1,000 attendees. Through incredible effort by sponsors, participants and volunteers, the event raised a phenomenal $350,000 for Youth Opportunities Unlimited.
The cheque presentation was held on Wednesday at Youth Opportunity Unlimited’s YOU Made It Cafe at the corner of York Street and Richmond Street, across from Joan’s Place. Youth Opportunities Unlimited’s CEO, Steve Cordes shared his pride with the event “The Fight to End homelessness came to YOU’s Joan’s Place in a big way. This record-setting event raised vital funds to help YOU achieve our goal of a warm, highly accessible, and impactful youth wellness hub within Joan’s Place that will help youth with housing, healthcare, education, and employment programs. Our deepest appreciation goes out to the dedicated organizers, sponsors, and the courageous fighters for their support in the fight against homelessness!”
Top Fundraiser, Salem Harakeh, Construction Project Manager for Drewlo Holdings, wanted to make sure anyone interested in joining as a participant takes the opportunity seriously. “Honestly, don’t miss out; apply and do it. It’s about fighting for the community and helping in the fight against homelessness. Yes, I was in the ring fighting another opponent but it was actually about fighting for our community.” This year’s event planning is underway with the participant application window opening in late spring.
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