This coming Saturday night, March 5 at the Crowne Plaza DIA Events and Convention Complex, 15500 E. 40th Ave (I-70 & Chambers), New Generation Fight Promotions (Rick Lopez) presents an evening of professional boxing where local talent led by Ricky Lopez, Manuel D. (Manny Lo) Lopez, Kirstie ‘Kris Kros’ Simmons and Jonny Jarabek take center stage. More information: 303-579-0192.
The Colorado Golden Gloves Gym, 6161 W. 44th Ave. in Wheatridge, has undergone a major renovation in transforming itself into an Events Center as well as boxing facility for area youth and their families to enjoy. The previously anticipated deadline for work completion and inspections approvals was February 1, 2016. That date became a concern with setbacks beyond anyone’s control taking place but a temporary solution (Fire Watch Provision) seems worked out. Working feverishly to extend the deadline is Wheatridge Fire Marshall Kelly Brooks (Wheatridge Fire Protection District), who understands attempts to have required lines installed by Mountains States Fire Protection, Inc. and Acme Sanitary & Sewer Service, Inc. were unable to be met in time for necessary inspection approval. Wheatridge Mayor Joyce Jay, Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshall Kelly Brooks and Wheatridge Fire Chief Bob Olme (January 2014) understands the importance of the 2016 Colorado State Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament (held March 20-26) to not only Colorado amateur boxing but the Wheatridge community as well. As per custom, the host city mayor (or his/her designated guest) is invited to attend the weeklong event as a VIP dignitary, receive an appreciation award and speak at the Hall-of-Fame induction ceremony held Saturday, March 26. Much appreciated are the valiant efforts by all involved to coordinate their efforts and find a viable solution to what has become a more tedious project than first thought, bad weather and work schedule coordination the culprits. The safety and health of all entering the Colorado Golden Gloves Gym and Events Center is of the utmost concern to both the city of Wheatridge and the Colorado Golden Gloves Charities, Inc. (CGGC).
Initial weigh-ins for the 2016 Colorado State Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament is Sunday, March 20 from 10AM to 2PM at the CGGC Gym in Wheatridge. It is MANDATORY that all boxers weigh-in on this day and time, NO EXCEPTIONS! Pre-registrations can be sent directly to Jeanne DePriest by email at firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail at 6894 Algonquin Drive, Johnstown, Colorado, 8534 OR fax at 970-663-1315 OR hand delivered. All pre-registrations must be submitted by March 13, 2016. This means you have zero excuses! Jeanne DePriest will be out of town March 3 thru March 9 but you may contact her by cell phone, if needed. Mrs. DePriest will review all paperwork upon her return. Any further questions or concerns, Jeanne DePriest (cell) 970-978-5188 or fax: 970-663-1315. You should have already received your 2016 Colorado State Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament ‘Fact Sheet’, Entry Form and Scholarship Information via e-mail but if for some reason that has not happened your call, fax or e-mail immediately to Mrs. DePriest is crucial.