Fighting for funds: Boxers in the ring for unique charity event

Luke Priddis Foundation General Manager, Brittany Talab. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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The Luke Priddis Foundation is preparing to launch the first of many new and exciting fundraising initiatives this year, with their inaugural Amateur Boxing Fundraiser to be held next month.

According to General Manager Brittany Talab, the concept for the new fundraiser was formed when she went out to meet the team behind Brisket Boys, with the Manufactor precinct providing a great opportunity to promote the businesses within it, whilst also doing something new and fresh for the Luke Priddis Foundation.

“While we were out there, we just thought that it could be a spectacular venue for something unique, and it had so much potential to create a fun environment,” she said.

Held in the precinct on Friday, March 22 from 6.30pm, the fundraiser will be done in partnership with Toe the Line Boxing Promotions, and aims to showcase the great talent within western Sydney.

“That night, there will be 20 different fights with different amateur boxers – just three, two-minute rounds for each of them,” she said.

“In between fights, we’ll have opportunities to buy raffles, or auction items to purchase.”

Attendees will have the option to purchase corporate tickets, coming with a drinks package from Drink West and a menu from Brisket Boys, or a general admission ticket, with which you are able to purchase meals from the a la carte menu and drinks from the bar.

The event falls during Neurodiversity Celebration Week, meaning it not only aims to raise funds, but also awareness in more ways than one.

“Throughout the year, we try to provide free education events for the community to really create a welcoming community for neurodivergent kids and adults, so we are hoping that with some of these funds, we will be able to put it back into the community for the acceptance of that through education or special events,” she said.

“In addition, it always goes to continuing to support families who are facing financial hardship, subsidising their services they get from us.”
Talab said she can’t wait to see the community get involved in the event, in whatever way possible.

“We are still looking for auction items and raffle prizes, so if somebody has anything they’d like to donate for that, or, if they’re interested in becoming a larger partner for the event, we have a variety of different partnerships,” she said.

For more information, contact [email protected].

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