01 Apr Rip City Boxing Coming to the Fiesta!
At this year’s 35th Annual Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, the Rip City Boxing will be hosting their 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Showcase, “Best of the Best” this year.
The 2-day event will begin at 1 pm with semi-finals taking place on Saturday, May 3rd, and finals on Sunday, May 5th, right underneath the Morrison Bridge. The winners will receive a Mexican themed championship belt!
Rip City Boxing is a Portland non-profit organization that fosters youth via discipline, self-respect, and accountability through the sport of boxing. Through their efforts, Rip City Boxing offers youth and adults a safe environment that fosters mentorship, guidance, and support, regardless of background and circumstance, and be given the guidance and opportunities to develop as healthy, respectful and responsible members of the community.
The local club, for kids ages 9-15, is located within the Moore Street Community Center/Salvation Army. Establishing in May 2016, the club is led by head coach James Franco. Coach Franco, and lead trainer Reggie Davis—himself a pro boxer—all volunteer their time and effort to training these kids. Gloves, uniforms, equipment, and travel expenses for regional and national contests all come from donations.
If you would like more information about how you can get involved with Rip City Boxing, check out their website at ripcityboxing.com or their Facebook Page, @RipCityBoxingPDX for the latest information.
This family-friendly event is included as part of the Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta entrance fee. Admission is $10 for adults and kids 13 and over; $7 for kids 6-12 and $7 for seniors over 62. Kids 6 and under enter free! The Fiesta will be open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.
Here are all the social media tags that you will find all the Cinco de Mayo updates:
Cinco facebook: @portlandcincodemayo
PGSCA facebook: @guadalajaraportlandsca
Cinco twitter: @pdxcincodemayo
Cinco instagram: portlandcincodemmayo, #pdxcincodemayo