The Salmon Arm Bulldogs Boxing Club will be taking 10 boxers to the Dan Vasser Memorial/Washington State Silver Gloves. This is not a small event; more than 180 participants are expected.
The invitation came following a competition in Cranbrook where five Bulldogs attended – Dominic Barbosa, Pamela Wocknitz, Devon Baird, Dan Gawley and Kali Gawley – all putting in top-notch performances.
“I am so proud of my athletes,” said head coach Peggy Maerz. “They represented Salmon Arm well, they were polite friendly ambassadors of our community, making friends with opponents. It was wonderful to watch.”
Although the entry fee in Washington is just $10, the cost of travel and accommodations creates an obstacle to attending. These eager athletes are working hard in the gym and actively fundraising.
They just completed a five-kilometre run for pledges that put them close to the halfway mark. The help of volunteers and local businesses made this a huge success.
A fellow Boxing BC club from Vernon, Counterpunch Boxing, made the trip out to run and support their friends in sport. The pack ranged in age from six to 30 years. They made their way from Lifetime Fitness where the club is located to DeMille’s Farm Market.
The Bulldogs and a number of volunteers have planned a bake sale for Dec. 6 at the Mall at Piccadilly. They will be hosting a number of raffles as well.