Help Sam fight for the Downtown Eastside

 

Sam Griffin, our retail manager at JJ Bean False Creek, is competing in this year’s Restaurant Rumble. Help Sam reach her Aprons For Gloves fundraising goal of $2000 by July 22. You can donate now through Sam’s Fundrazr page.Sam Griffin, our retail manager at JJ Bean False Creek, is boxing in this year’s Restaurant Rumble. Help Sam reach her Aprons For Gloves fundraising goal of $2000 by July 22. You can donate now through Sam’s Fundrazr page.

Sam says, “Boxing was something that I’d never even considered. After learning about all that the Eastside Boxing Club does and seeing the heart that the coaches and contenders put into every moment of training, I was hooked. I’m working my butt off to represent JJ Bean well and I can’t wait until the final fight in July.”

Stop by JJ Bean False Creek, say hi to Sam, see how training is going, and cheer her on for the big fight.

About Aprons For Gloves

Founded in 2012, Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association is a non-profit organization focused on providing community outreach through the sport of boxing. Based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community Gastown, the organization was developed by a small group of professionals and entrepreneurs who seized an opportunity to re-establish a historic boxing program for at-risk women and youth. The program offers free mentorship and training to individuals who may otherwise not have the resources or support to participate in such activities. The sport of boxing teaches discipline, respect, hard work and self-control. Training results in positive self-esteem, good health and camaraderie for its practitioners.

About Restaurant Rumble 2016

Bartenders, baristas, barbers and butchers trade in their aprons for a pair of boxing gloves and step into the ring to fight for the title of Restaurant Rumble champion. Each fighter is required to raise $2000 for charity before they can compete at the Rumble.

You can learn more about Aprons For Gloves and the Restaurant Rumble at apronsforgloves.com