IBA Board of Directors member and world championship bronze medalist from Australia Christy Harris has announced the launch of an inspirational charity project aimed at providing essential boxing equipment to remote and underprivileged boxing clubs around the world. This innovative initiative, which brings together people in different parts of the world, is a contribution to global sustainability by supporting Goal 12 of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on Sustainable Development.
Furthermore, the project aims to help those less fortunate and promote goodwill within the boxing community by showcasing the unifying power of the sport. The first shipment of new and used boxing equipment will soon be dispatched to the OlympiaAfrica Sports Center in Eswatini.
Christie Harris, the driving force behind this charitable endeavour, said: ‘Boxing has given me so much in life, and I am extremely passionate about giving back to the sport and the community. By providing much needed equipment to underprivileged clubs and schools, we not only create opportunities for aspiring boxers, but also bring together the global boxing community.
Expressing her support for the initiative, Eswatini IBA Board Member Pearl Dlamini said: ‘This project reflects the true spirit of boxing: resilience, determination and the ability to overcome challenges. This initiative will have a far reaching impact, empowering young talent and promoting the positive values of sports.”
The project will collect boxing equipment from various donors and distribute it to carefully selected clubs in need. It promises to make a significant impact on the global boxing community by demonstrating the sport’s ability to transcend boundaries and promote unity.