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Tickets available for PA Golden Gloves Regional Championships

PHILADELPHIA — Tickets are now available for the 2013 Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championships scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at the new Derby Ink Gardens. The annual tournament will feature some of the best amateur fighters in the state.

The $20 general admission tickets are available by calling Joe Hand Promotions at (800) 557-4263. Also, tickets will be available the day of the event at Derby Ink Gardens, 814 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA, 19123. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m.

After a one year absence, the Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab will host the tournament, marking the 17th year the gym has been involved with this great event. The Joe Hand Boxing Gym is located at 547 N. Third St., Philadelphia, PA, 19123.

“We are always honored to be involved with the Golden Gloves,” said Joe Hand Sr., CEO of Joe Hand Promotions and owner of the gym. “It’s a great opportunity for us, along with so many of the local businesses, to give back, and it helps some of these kids not only compete, but it gives them a chance to further their careers. And at the same time, it helps raise money for our boxing gym and computer lab, which helps hundreds of kids every year”.

The winners of the night’s bouts will advance to the state championships on April 27 at Reverb Nightclub in Reading, Pa., and will be hosted by the East Reading Boxing Club. The National Golden Gloves Tournament will be held May 12-18 in Salt Lake City, UT.