Boxing Trainer John Bray Teams Up With Law Enforcement

August 5, 2008 -The John Bray Boxing Club has teamed up with the Foothill Jeopardy Program for an amateur show that is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 17, 2008. In a continuing effort to help the community in preventing violence while promoting discipline and academic success among school-age students, Bray has formed an allegiance with Officers Fernando Avila and Jose Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department as well as Jose Jimenez who has been a longtime volunteer for the Jeopardy Program.

These gentlemen share a mutual feeling and commitment to keep at-risk youth off the streets by ensuring that these kids have a safe place to go while participating in sports activities such as boxing. Bray knows first hand how important is it to have a boxing gym or extra-curricular activity to participate in as he grew up on Delano Street, one of the most notorious neighborhoods in Van Nuys, California. Through boxing he would achieve his dream of representing the United States, becoming a professional boxer and presently, a world renowned boxing trainer.

The Jeopardy Program is within the LAPDís juvenile division and targets children "at risk" of becoming involved in gang activity and offers them a variety of educational and physical projects; from tutoring to martial arts. Longtime volunteer Jose Jimenez and Officers Avila and Herrera have been critical components to the programís success and have been assisting with the boxing program at the Foothill Jeopardy Boxing Gym in Pacoima.

The John Bray Boxing Club and the Foothill Jeopardy Program are hoping that this amateur show will showcase the boxing skills that these young kids have developed as well as giving them a feeling of achievement whether they win or lose.

We would like to graciously thank guitarist Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters and Hollywood Stunt Coordinator and Director Ben Bray for their generous sponsorships of the event.

Again, the Amateur Boxing Show will take place on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at the Foothill Jeopardy Boxing Gym located at 11844 Glenoaks Blvd in Pacoima, California. The weigh-in is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the fight time starting at 1:00 p.m. We would like to encourage all to attend as it will be a great event.

For general information please contact Officer Jose Herrera at (818) 439-5071 or John Bray at (818) 807-9665. For information on match making please contact Jose Jimenez at (818) 447-7263

Article posted on 05.08.2008

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