Monday, February 14, 2011

Colorado Golden Gloves State Tournament

Colorado’s top amateur boxers – male and female – will compete at the Golden Gloves State Tournament, March 2-5, at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center, I-70 and Chambers Road in Denver. Winners will compete at the regional and national tournaments with the goal of earning a berth on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.

Boxers competing in the tournament range in age from 8-34 and come from communities across Colorado. The public is welcome to attend the tournament. Tickets each night are $10 general admission, and $15 ringside. The schedule of events includes:

· Tuesday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m. registration and weigh-ins for participating boxers

· Wednesday, March 2, doors open at 5 p.m., bouts begin 6 p.m. Fan Appreciation Night sponsored by Rocky’s Autos in Denver. Free tickets are available by calling 303-426-4646 (Rocky’s Auto).

· Thursday, March 3, doors open 5 p.m. Quarter-final bouts begin at 6 p.m.

· Friday, March 4, Colorado Golden Gloves Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; dinner at 5 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for those with tickets for the Hall of Fame Dinner. Tickets are $35per person and include a prime rib dinner and entrance to the semi-finals. Tickets are also available for just the semifinal bouts, doors open at 6:30 p.m.

· Saturday, March 5, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the Championship Finals. Bouts will begin at 7:30 p.m.

“This event will attract an array of the state’s top boxers, including a number of returning champions, as well as dedicated coaches, parents, and fans from across Colorado,” explains Jess Mora, chairman of the Colorado State Golden Gloves. “The competition will be outstanding, but our goal is to develop individual athletic skills, work ethic, discipline, sportsmanship, self-respect and pride among everyone who competes,” he added.

Since the first Golden Gloves tournament in 1923, the Golden Gloves of America, Inc. and its member franchises have provided an opportunity and environment for young athletes to develop lifetime skills. Hundreds of dedicated coaches, trainers and counselors have contributed countless hours and effort to assist young people in the development of personal character and athletic skills. The Golden Gloves program has led the way in promoting amateur boxing in the United States and has produced the majority of competitors for America’s boxing teams in the Pan-Am and Olympic Games.

For tickets or information, please call Jess Mora, 303-880-5515, or e-mail

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