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'Grandpa' John Ulibarri 90th; Rocky Mountain Thunder V

Jeanne DePriest
Jeanne DePriest
Help 'Grandpa' John celebrate his 90th birthday today

This afternoon (August 23 not August 30) beginning at 3PM, the Colorado Golden Gloves Gym located at 6161 W. 44th Ave. in Wheatridge is having an amateur boxing show, Rocky Mountain Thunder V, where all boxers are welcome. For more information regarding weigh-in and physical times contact Coach Bernie Aragon (720-862-4912) or Manuel Alvarado (720-260-1658).

Prior to Rocky Mountain Thunder V somewhere around 2:45PM at the same Colorado Golden Gloves Gym, all are invited to join the 90th birthday celebration of long-time amateur boxing supporter and great friend, ‘Grandpa’ John Ulibarri.

Mr. Ulibarri, a 2009 Colorado Golden Gloves Hall-of-Fame inductee (as an official), will be introduced and acknowledged for his support of ‘The Gloves’ followed by cake shared with his family and numerous friends.

It would be a nice gesture to see the gym filled this afternoon in appreciation and admiration for a man who has not only been a credit to the boxing community but reaching an incredible 90 years of age.

It is requested that those coming to celebrate the birthday of Mr. Ulibarri kindly remember that should you choose to stay for the amateur boxing show beginning at 3PM, the donation amount is $10 per person.

Get well soon wishes sent the way of long-time friend and boxing photo-journalist extraordinaire, Carlos Suarez, Jr., who refuses to take that well-deserved rest.

Stephen Johnson feature writes for BORICUA

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