Goldstar Airlines Supports Willpower Boxing Gym


Seasons Travel and Tours, operators of Goldstar Airlines, on Monday made a presentation of boxing material and cheque donations totaling 18,000 cedis to the Willpower Boxing Gym, at James Town in Accra.

wpid-Boxing.jpgThe donation is meant to rejuvenate juvenile boxing, which has been on the quiet for some time now.

Five thousand cedis of the donation would be used for recruitment of juvenile boxers; another 5,000 cedis for the roaming boxing gym, while the boxing gloves, headgear and mouthpieces cost 8,000 cedis.

Making the presentation, Mr Eric Bannerman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company said his outfit had to step in to check the waste and under utilization of boxing talents that abounded in the area.

He said the Seasons Travel and Tours was teaming up with the Willpower Gym to help stem the rise of young people who may have boxing talents but rather find themselves on the streets.

?We are teaming up with the Willpower Boxing Gym, and there would be boxing matches every week-end from next Sunday. The roaming gym will go to all the 10 regions with road shows as well.?

Mr Bannerman, who is also the Founder and President of the Ghana Disabled Supporters Union, said Season Travel and Tours, had been engaged in a number of activities to get the disabled to support Ghanaian sports.

Mr Gabriel Nii Teiko Tagoe, a Development Planner of the Ga Mashi Development Agency, announced that part of the agenda of the Agency was to use boxing and its potentials to promote tourism in the area.

Mr Napoleon Tagoe, a boxing trainer at the Willpower Gym, stressed the need for the use of local content in the development of boxers.

Mr Tagoe, a former World Boxing Council (WBC) Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Champion advocated for boxers to take courses in boxing coaching as part of ways to make a living when they are out of the ring.


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