Bit of glamour at fundraising
WHEN you think of the region's elite boxers the first thought that crosses your mind may not be frocks, frills and champagne but that's exactly how the Gladstone Amateur Boxing Club plans to raise funds for their athletes.
The only fundraiser for the boxing club this year is the annual Ladies Rose Day, to be held on September 29, and Mick and Jacki Daly from the club are hoping for a full house.
Mick, who was this year's Australian boxing team assistant coach, said the call for talent had been effective with new faces popping up at the gym.
But he said training boxers and travelling to competitions cost a lot of money, especially for a non-for-profit organisation.
That is where the Ladies Rose Day comes in.
The event, in its fourth year, will be held at the boxing gym in Barney Point and tickets are $75, which includes a two-course lunch, afternoon nibbles and drinks.
On the day present and former boxers from the club will be waiters.
There will also be prizes for fashion, best shoes as well as raffles galore. Jacki said local businesses had been fantastic in supporting the event and having Specialist Equipment Services as the major sponsor this year has enabled the club to provide live entertainment and other personal touches to the day.
"All proceeds raised go to assist with the costs of running our club ... and to assist with travelling expenses incurred by our club," she said.
"Recently we purchased foam matting which has a massive impact on their training."
Tickets can be purchased from 5.15pm onwards at the boxing gym on Mondays and Wednesdays.