Truro-area boxers are fighting the good fight as Christmas looms.
But this fight is a peaceful walkathon around Truro’s Kiwanis Pond to raise money for families to enjoy a proper Christmas meal, instead of bouts in the ring. Run by the Beyond Boxing Fitness Society, its aim is to help the Salvation Army bring at least 100 Christmas dinners to those who need it.
“It makes me feel good, it really does,” said club volunteer Jonathan McGee.
He joined the walkathon with his daughter Danica, who trains at Beyond Boxing on most weekday nights.
Head coach Ted Ash said his club raised enough funds to feed 48 local families last year. Each Christmas meal hamper costs $40, meaning this year’s fundraising target is $4,000 for the 100 families.
Boxer Logan Paul joined Ash, McGee and Danica in walking laps around Kiwanis pond. People completed the three-hour walkathon as individuals or in small groups.
Paul himself was pleased to join the walkathon to help others in his community.
“It also helps other club members of ours and gives them some confidence, showing my support along with them,” said Paul.
Paul and his fellow walkathon participant stayed warm thanks to hotdogs served up by Truro Mayor Bill Mills.
Beyond Boxing expects to hand in their donation next week once the fundraising total is tallied up. The Salvation Army in Truro will then distribute Christmas dinners to those who need them just before Christmas.
For more information on club activities, please visit the Beyond Boxing Fitness Society’s Facebook page or call 902-324-3673. The club is located at 10 B Esplanade Street in Truro.