JOE HAND GYM TO DISTRIBUTE FREE BACKBACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
The Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab will host our second annual Backpacks and Boxing event on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., for children ages 10 through 17. The event is sponsored by the Police & Fire Federal Credit Union, The Igwe Firm, and Zazen Nail Spa.
We will be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies to the first 100 kids. Former junior welterweight world title challenger Hank Lundy and up-and-coming lightweight fighter Jerome Conquest will be on hand to distribute backpacks and meet with the children.
The Joe Hand Boxing Gym is located at 547 N. Third Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123. For any questions, call 215-271-4263 or visit the gym’s website at www.JoeHandGym.com.
Opened in 1995 by Joe Hand Promotions, the Joe Hand Boxing Gym has been a community landmark for years. Joe Hand, Sr., a retired Philadelphia police officer, saw the gym as a safe place for Philly’s children and young adults to come and hone their skills in boxing or spend time learning computer skills.
The Joe Hand Boxing Gym offers regulation boxing rings, brand new equipment, and a modern computer center where children from the community can participate in the education process, whether or not they’re interested in learning how to box.
In 2002, the Joe Hand Boxing Gym was honored with the prestigious Philadelphia Sports Congress Community Service Award.
1-800-557-4263, ext. 243