The World Boxing Organization (WBO) started visiting boxing gyms in Puerto Rico, where President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel and Executive Committee Members are handing out “prepaid cash cards” worth $50 to be used by student-boxers to buy school supplies for this school year, as part of the successful WBO Kids Drug Free program.
“This is a gift from the WBO for all of you to use this card for you education. We want to help the children and youth in Puerto Rico, with the message of stay in school and away of drugs ant bad things,” Valcarcel said to the kids about this initiative, the WBO have done in over 20 countries around the world.
Valcarcel went to the Cubuy Gym in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, where the undefeated Rey “El Maestro Ojeda (14-0, 9 KOs) and Emmanuel “Pirata” de Jesus (11-0, 7 KOs) train with a group of kids, led by trainer Jesus Ayala. At that gym, some young girls and boys got their cards.
“We are so grateful to the WBO for this work they are doing and I know it will be of great benefit to these children and young people who are getting this card. It is a great encouragement for them to go ahead in school and sports,” said Ojeda, who is a Mathematics Teacher and an example of a professional in sports and education.
The WBO is visiting several boxing gyms in Puerto Rico, giving children a youth student-boxers a “prepaid cash cards” worth $50 to buy school supplies. About 200 children and young boxers, from 7 to 20 years old, are receiving the card. Besides the Cubuy Gym, Valcarcel went to the Diamante Club in Trujillo Alto, The Explosivo’s Club in Carolina, and the Juan “Popo” Guzman Gym in Cupey Alto, San Juan. WBO Members also went to Orocovis, Dorado and Bayamon to gave the cards to the student-boxers.
Valcarcel and the WBO will visit more boxing gyms in Naguabo, Salinas, Guaynabo and Bayamon to continue their commitment with the children and young people of Puerto Rico and all the world.
Remember the WBO 27th Annual Convention to take place at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 27 to October 31, 2014. More information at www.wboboxing.com.