A local business is taking the fight against addiction the boxing ring.
Fist Fitness in Westford, MA is holding a Boxing Exhibition Saturday night, August 27th and donating the proceeds to the Megan House Foundation. Gym owners Sean Ecklund and Joe Bellone, who have held similar fundraisers in the past, say they decided to help Megan’s House because “we have all been affected by this issue.”
Marci Barnes, from Middlesex Community College, is helping organize the event. She also helped promote Fist Fitness’ most recent charity boxing fundraiser to benefit Catie’s Closet, which drew hundreds to the gym and resulted in a sizable donation to that cause.
The evening will consist of 6-to-7 exhibition matches and feature Lowell boxing legend Micky Ward as special guest referee. Free food will be provided by the One Ten Grill in Chelmsford and 50-50 raffle tickets will be sold to help raise more money.
Doors open at 6pm and the boxing matches begin at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at Fist Fitness on 7 Littleton Road in Westford.
For more information on the event, follow Fist Fitness on Facebook.