Juniors benefit from fight night
THE highly-anticipated professional boxing fight night, ‘Trouble in Paradise', is just over two weeks away.
The final adjustments are being made to the fight card and local fans are waiting on the arrival of boxing World champion Danny Green.
All proceeds from the fight night will go back into the community - 50 per cent of the money raised on the night will go to the Whitsunday PCYC, while the other 50 per cent will be put into a fund which junior sporting clubs can apply for if they need support for their juniors to follow their dreams.
Event organiser Henk Plug was one of the masterminds behind the initiative and said this was a great way to support local juniors in their sporting endeavours.
“There's no better feeling,” he said.
“We are involving the junior sporting clubs with the running and organisation [of the event] and by doing this they reap the benefits.
“Every cent is going back to them.
“It's just magnificent of those people who have under-written the night who have opened up their hearts.”
Boxing match-maker Patrick Kennedy said he had never been involved in such a beneficial fight night for the community.
“I do 20 boxing shows a year all over the country and I've never worked where the money doesn't go back to the promoter,” he said.
“It's a great concept.”
Whitsunday PCYC branch manager sergeant John Dickinson said the benefits of the upcoming fight night were two-fold.
“It [the money] helps us to keep offering our services to the community plus it helps to boost tourism with people coming from outside the Whitsundays for the night.
“We saw an opportunity of bringing an event of this calibre here and it helps us and the community.”
Tickets on sale
- Available at: the Reef Gateway Hotel, Jubilee Pocket Tavern, the Whitsunday PCYC, Club Croc, LEW electrical, the Metropole Hotel and Sea Breeze Caravan Park.
- Cost: $60 adults, $30 children and $150 for a family. Ringside tables for 10 people are $1300.