Big-hearted Galway men and women are being urged to kick off 2013 with a bang and take part in the second annual ‘Big Heart Fight Night’.
After the success of last year’s fundraising event, The Irish Heart Foundation is offering men and women of all ages and fitness levels the challenge of getting fit and stepping into a boxing ring for this fundraising boxing challenge.
No previous boxing experience is necessary, as participants will train for eight weeks in the basics of boxing and the fitness and stamina needed to compete in one three-round bout.
The night itself will take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Friday 15 March, where an 18 feet ring will provide the centrepiece for a night of personal achievement. Training will commence on Tuesday 15 January in Galway City.
Each of the participants will be asked to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship, which covers their training and equipment, the running of the night and a contribution towards the Irish Heart Foundation.
“After the success of last year’s event, where we raised €40,000, this promises to be one of the biggest events in Galway in 2013. We are looking for big-hearted men and women to take part,” said David Muldoon, Regional Fundraising Manager with the Irish Heart Foundation.
“The idea of stepping into a ring for most people is beyond their comfort zone and this is what makes it such an exciting challenge. The format allows for anyone to take part, both men and women. They know that the money they raise will go towards helping beat heart disease and stroke which remains the countries combined biggest killer.”
The charity is also asking local businesses to get involved by sponsoring a member of staff or any other participant, or by buying a sponsorship package including promotion on the night and in the pre-fight promotion.
Mr Muldoon also added that he was delighted to announce that The Galway Independent would be the print media partner for the second year running.
“Without the support and cooperation of such an established paper, it would be impossible to run this event and the Irish Heart Foundation are very grateful to the staff at the Galway Independent for their support,” he said.
To take part or find out more, see www.irishheart.ie, call 086-3806941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.