Boxing Championships coming to Augusta

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AUGUSTA---The Augusta Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce that Augusta has been awarded next month’s USA Boxing Southeast Coast Regional Championships. The event will be held at May Park Gym, 622 4th Street in Augusta, Georgia on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. each night.

The event is comprised of champions from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Florida Gold Coast women and men. This tournament is for adult open division boxers and all winners advance to the National USA Boxing Championships at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado on March 9th – 16th, 2008.

Title sponsor for the event is Comcast with additional corporate sponsors being P.C.S. Nitrogen, Dr. Robert Gambrell and Sports Medicine Associates of Augusta, Clarion Suites Inn and Georgia Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

Tom Beck, Director of Augusta Recreation and Parks stated “We are extremely pleased to be able to host this prestigious tournament for our future Olympians. The event shows how committed we are to the successes of our youth in addition to the tournament being a major economic impact to our local community”.

“Comcast has proudly supported the Augusta Boxing Club and its tournaments for decades. So, naturally, we’re as excited as can be to help bring an Olympic caliber tournament to the fans of Augusta,” added Comcast Augusta Public Relations Director Bill Botham. “This USA Boxing tournament promises to showcase the best of America’s up-and-coming amateur boxers and future Olympians.”

For further information about this event, please contact the Augusta Boxing Club, Tom Moraetes Boxing Director at (706) 733-7533.

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