Barry's Boxing & The Casablanca Resort, Casino, Spa and Golf Course Present Junior Golden Gloves Boxing 2013

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7th annual Junior Golden Gloves in Mesquite, Nevada just 1 hour North of Las Vegas, NV on I15

Mesquite Gaming is proud to host 2013 Junior Golden Gloves Boxing and the future stars of this incredible sport

Hosted by Barry’s Boxing Center of Las Vegas, NV and sponsored by Mayweather Promotions and Mesquite Gaming, the Events Center at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino in picturesque, Mesquite, NV is, once again, the site of the JR Golden Gloves National Championships. July 17-20, the country’s most talented young boxers, ages 9-16, will go toe to toe & fist to fist in an all-out battle to be the best. For more than 70 years, the Golden Gloves organization has been showcasing young athletes - athletes who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to participate in such an illustrious sport.

Not only does the Golden Gloves organization have a storied history, the JR Golden Gloves Nationals does as well. Barry’s Boxing Center has been a proud sponsor and supporter of the JR Golden Gloves Nationals for years. The Center is a non-profit organization which encourages young men and women, both in and out of the ring, in their pursuit of excellence in the sport of boxing. “We teach the science, not the violence” is their motto. What began, literally, as a love affair for owners Pat & Dawn Barry has blossomed into an amazing gym designed to help the young people of their community and Both Pat and Dawn had moved to Las Vegas from New York City – Pat to pursue his professional boxing career and Dawn to further her academics. After meeting and forming a friendship, Dawn became Barry’s assistant and a boxing pioneer when she became one of the first female professional boxing managers.

After Pat & Dawn married, both pursued careers with the Metropolitan Police Department. They also became the proud parents of a daughter Dawn. Wanting to remain active in the sport they love, Dawn & Pat opened Barry’s Boxing Center, which today has over 400 registered members. Barry’s is truly a “family venture” – Dawn Sr. runs Barry’s Boxing full time and Dawn Jr, followed in Mom’s footsteps and married Nevada’s most celebrated amateur boxer Augie “Kid Vegas” Sanchez. Augie is Barry’s Boxing Center’s head coach and trains all their elite boxers.

This dedicated and philanthropic family has translated their love of boxing and helping young athletes into becoming the tournament organizers for the JR Golden Gloves Nationals. In fact, in the 7 years they have been involved, they have lifted this event to a new level of perfection. Praise for tournament director Dawn Sanchez and her seemingly effortless guidance grows year after year. Young boxers and their families return year after year for the opportunity to compete in this venue.

This year’s event will again be held at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino’s Event Center, July 17-20. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting and are available in 1, 2, 3 and 4 day passes. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the best of the best young boxers in the country.

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