New Jersey Association of USA Boxing
Home of New Jersey Amateur Boxing Safety & Discipline
August 25, 2017
10 Pearl Street, Long Branch, NJ 07740 Phone 732-768-4086
Building Future Champions With Your Donations
Why is your donation important to the New Jersey Association of Amateur Boxing important? And why does every single dollar make a difference?
This question can be easily answered if you walk into any local boxing gym in New Jersey and see the amazing levels of talent and drive that these young adults have in the ring. But if you don’t have time to see the action yourself, then we can update you on how the New Jersey Association of Amateur Boxing has grown over the past few years as a result of your donations and our youth’s hard work and determination.
In the past there has sadly been a lack of opportunities for athletes to compete at the Junior Olympic level, but over the years as the youth programs have grown, the number of regional and national champions in New Jersey is now at an all-time high. Proof in point, during the 2015 Junior Olympics New Jersey’s team came back with five Region One champions! As a result of such great success in the ring, the New Jersey leadership team saw the need to offer additional opportunities for our youth outside the ring as well, with a program called “Champions of Life” created by Rob Griffin and Jacklyn Atkins. The program features a series of seminars that combine Olympic style boxing training with sessions on how to live healthy lifestyles.
One of the athletes who has benefited from the opportunities offered to the youth of New Jersey, is standout star of the year Shakur Stevenson. Just recently his lifelong dream came true when he qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro at just eighteen years old. Stevenson, a Newark native who started mimicking the boxers he saw on TV when he was just two years old. Shakur has been with the New Jersey Amateur Boxing Program for eleven years.
To put things into perspective, the LBC spent over $40,000. in 2015 to support junior athletes competing in regional and national tournaments. Now with the growing amount of opportunities for our junior boxers arising including participating in the New Jersey Silver Gloves, Junior Olympic Independent Gloves, Ringside World Tournament and other tournaments where athletes are required to travel across the United States., every dollar that is donated helps.
If you are interested in donating towards the New Jersey Amateur Boxing Program and helping kids like Shakur become champions of life, please click below!