Last night the Denver Athletic Club (DAC), 1325 Glenarm Place in downtown Denver, and Poor Boys Pro Boxing (Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith) collaborated on another first-class fundraising event that brought out hundreds of fans looking to support the Mile High Squash program that benefits Denver Public Schools youth by introducing squash, a sport not usually associated with inner city youth, to advance education.
The Denver Athletic Club 'St. Paddy's Day Punch Out' event sponsors Egan Printing (charter sponsor), Diamond Cabaret and Boulder Beer understand and support this worthy cause.
The evening began with fine cuisine that included: Caeser salad with parmesan cheese and Caeser dressing, pan seared filet with veal-demi glaze, lobster thermidor en croute with sautéed asparagus, yam and twice baked potato. Top that off with a dessert of triple chocolate torte with crème arglaise garnished with fresh berries and you can imagine the crowd at the gym this morning.
Former Denver Police Department/Former Denver City Councilman Ed Thomas continues doing an excellent job as both MC and official auctioneer for the live and silent auction of which 100% of the proceeds benefit Mile High Squash.
The sports memorabilia items in both auctions were provided by Bill’s Sports Collectibles of Denver that included autographed and framed Muhammad Ali, Peyton Manning (Broncos), Joe Sakic (Avalanche) and Kenneth Faried (Nuggets) photos as well as autographed items from Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies), Von Miller (Broncos) and Carlos Gonzalez (Rockies).
A minor glitch prevented the National Anthem from going as normally planned, the crowd taking over in a spontaneous version that set the tone for a wonderful evening.
The Denver Athletic Club continues their century-old tradition of being a family oriented Athletic and Social Club, the facility open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 365 days a year accommodating most any conceivable work or play schedule.
For more information on Mile High Squash, contact Eric Eiteljorg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-323-3608.
'Special Thanks' to both Lauren Schwartz (DAC Director of Marketing) and Brooklyn Garcia (DAC Events and Marketing Manager) for their professionalism and graciousness in what must be an arduous event to coordinate.
- Rudy ‘Phatsoe’ Zapata over Juan Ramos by majority decision (heavyweight)
- Antonio Diaz over Nick Bushman by unanimous decision (light welterweight)
- Hugo Arceo by 1st round KO over George Ashauer (heavyweight)
- Elan Simon by majority decision over Martin Quezada (featherweight)
There were two exhibition bouts featuring D. J. Morrison vs Raquel Pennington (female) and Daniel Calzada vs Terry Buterbaugh.