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Support the Bouts

Dominic Golab | Friday, February 12, 2010

Tomorrow afternoon the Bengal Bouts Tournament will be upon us. Nearly 200 men will not only be fighting each other but will also be fighting for the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh. Since November, these boxers have given their sweat, blood and tears not only to the rigorous training necessary to ready themselves for the sweet science but have also directed as much effort (if not more) to raise donations for people thousands of miles away in order to provide them with food and education.
This year in itself has special importance to the Boxing Club. This year will be the 80th anniversary of the Bengal Bouts Tournament where the Boxing Club will donate its one millionth dollar to the cause, a remarkable feat. Not only will that be achieved, but it may be possible that over $80,000 will be donated, an amount never reached by prior tournaments. However, this mission is not possible without the support of each boxer’s family and friends and all the people here at Notre Dame.
If you have not already, go find a boxer, buy a ticket and support the cause and your friends. You will not be disappointed. Not only will you witness the unique sport of boxing, but your donation will provide tremendous impact (more than you could ever imagine) on a person you will never meet.
Simply, support the Bouts!
“Strong bodies fight, that weak bodies may be nourished.” — Dominic “Nappy” Napolitano

Dominic Golab
Stanford Hall
Feb. 11