“A Night to Fight” Benefit for Dallas Leadership Foundation’s Ring of Hope Boxing Club Will Be Held by The URHOPE Foundation and Standing 8 Promotions

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The URHOPE Foundation in conjunction with Standing 8 Promotions, a professional boxing promotion company based in Fort Worth, TX, will hold their third annual “A Night to Fight” boxing event on February 27, 2014, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. This event raises money to benefit the Ring of Hope Boxing Club and the Dallas Leadership Foundation.

Last year's "A Night to Fight" benefit for The Ring of Hope Boxing Club was a huge success.

'We don’t only want to promote our boxers, we want to help instill integrity, discipline, and a concern for others into our young athletes,' explained Dustin Haney, owner of Standing 8 Promotions.

The Ring of Hope Boxing Club (ROH) gives Dallas at-risk youth a chance to box and work out at a gym as an alternative to hanging out on the streets. ROH participants have the opportunity to get physical exercise, learn boxing techniques, get support from professional trainers, and participate in life skills coaching and Bible studies. Some ROH teens compete in local, state, and national boxing championship matches as well. The 8,000-square-foot ROH gym is open six days a week and managed by Hector Pena, a professional boxer on staff with the Dallas Leadership Foundation.

The Ring of Hope Boxing Club was founded by The URHOPE Foundation in 2010, and maintained by the Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF). DLF uses the sport of boxing to mentor the inner-city youth of Dallas. If you would like to attend this great charity event please go to http://www.RingOfHopeBoxing.com. All tickets for “A Night to Fight” must be purchased in advance, and no tickets will be available at the door.

Several professional boxers represented by Standing 8 Promotions, along with other fighters from around the globe are currently training for the annual “A Night to Fight” event. Standing 8 boxers Hector Vazquez of Irving, TX, Tony Lopez of Fort Worth, TX, Kenny Grammer of Wichita Falls, TX, and Marquis Taylor of Houston will all fight on February 27th. Chris Faz of Austin, TX, Hector Valdez of Corpus Christi, TX, and Thanasis Michaloudis of Kavala, Greece are also already on the fight card.

Hector Vazquez will defend his Texas Super Welterweight Title during the 8 round main event fight of the evening. His challenger as well as other fights and matches will be announced shortly. Standing 8 events are known for providing consistently great matches, so the evening promises to be action filled. In addition to the fights, those who donate by purchasing tickets will enjoy a catered dinner and be entertained by celebrity ring announcer Mark Elfenbein. For more information about Standing 8 Promotions events and Sponsorship opportunities go to http://www.standing8promotions.com.

More on Standing 8 Promotions: Since its inception in 2012, Standing 8 Promotions has gained prominence in the boxing world by staging consistent cards, competitive fights, exciting entertainment and featuring some of the very best young boxing talent. From the very beginning of Standing 8 Promotions, its boxers have been consistent in reaching out to the community through different organizations and events.

“We don’t only want to promote our boxers, we want to help instill integrity, discipline, and a concern for others into our young athletes, explained Dustin Haney, owner of Standing 8 Promotions. As they become successful, we also want to teach them the importance of giving back to the community,” added Haney about Standing 8 Promotions’ involvement with The Dallas Leadership Foundation and Ring of Hope Boxing Club.

More on DLF: The Ring of Hope Boxing Club is just one of the Dallas Leadership Foundation’s (DLF) many programs developed to help facilitate the re-development of disadvantaged communities through rehabilitation services and collaborative relationships. The foundation plays a vital role in the city by linking businesses, churches, and civic groups to communities in need. DLF's community revitalization efforts impact seven Dallas neighborhoods. Since its inception, DLF has served over 5,200 families and individuals and partnered with other community organizations to serve an additional 9,000 people. They have provided affordable housing services for approximately 550 families and provided over $5.1 million in direct services, while mobilizing 14,225 church, community and business volunteers for service in the community. You can also learn more about the Dallas Leadership Foundation at http://www.DLFTX.org.

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