Chicago Park District

Park District Youth Duke It Out in Citywide Boxing Championships March 26 and 28

3/26/2013
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The Chicago Park District hosts the citywide boxing championships tonight and Thursday, March 28, from 7-9 p.m. at Curie Park, 4949 S. Archer Ave.  More than 170 male and female boxers ages 8-21 will duke it out in close to 80 bouts.

The opportunity to compete in the championships is part of the Chicago Park District’s boxing program, which features instructors licensed by the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation.

Both group and individual coaching are offered in addition to fitness training and sparring experience using professional equipment.  Training is free for all youth ages 18 and under and runs year round at 20 citywide boxing centers. 

The Chicago Park District’s youth boxing program has produced a number of professionals including Olympians Michael Bennett, David Diaz, Nate Jones and Leroy Murphy and former champion Montell Griffin.

Click here to watch a video on the Chicago Park District’s boxing program.

Youth interested in the program should contact one of the following boxing centers:

1. Ada Park, 11250 S. Ada St., 312-747-6002
2. Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave., 312-747-6023
3. Brooks Park, 7100 N. Harlem Ave., 773-631-4401
4. Carver Park, 939 E. 132nd St., 312-747-6047
5. Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave., 312-747-6107
6. Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave., 312-746-5490
7. Fuller Park, 331 W. 45th St., 312-747-6144, 312-747-6144
8. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave., 312-746-5092
9. Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., 312-742-7785
10. Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St., 312-746-5491
11. Humboldt Park, 1400 N. Sacramento Ave., 312-742-7549
12.  Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., 773-262-8605
13.  Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave., 312-747-6572
14.  Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave., 773-685-7235
15.  Scottsdale Park, 4620 W. 83rd St., 773-284-1826
16.  Seward Park, 375 W. Elm St., 312-742-7895
17.  Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St., 312-746-5369
18.  Simons Park, 1640 N. Drake Ave., 312-742-7548
19.  Taylor (Robert) Park, 39 W. 47th St., 312-747-6728
20.  Trumbull Park, 2400 E. 105th St., 312-747-6759

 

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