19
Jun
09

JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION, VIVIAN HARRIS, TO SPEAK

PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN TO HOST ITS FIRST ANNUAL JUNIOR OLYMPICS DAY

 

 AT I.S. 123 IN THE SOUTH BRONX

 

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NYC JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION, VIVIAN HARRIS, TO SPEAK

 

ABOUT EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION VIVAN HARRIS WILL SPEAK TO PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN 6TH – 7TH GRADE STUDENTS AT IS 123 IN THE SOUTH BRONX ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS AND STAYING IN SCHOOL ON MONDAY, JUNE 22RD FROM NOON TO 12:45 P.M.   

HARRIS WILL OFFER PERSONAL STORIES OF SUCCESS AND IDEAS ABOUT HOW STUDENTS LIVING IN THE INNER CITY CAN BETTER TAKE CARE OF THEIR MINDS, BODIES AND EMOTIONAL SELVES.  JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 123 IS ONE OF THE LOWER-PERFORMING SCHOOLS AND ITS STUDENTS CONTINUE TO BE CHALLENGED BY POVERTY AND OTHER FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ISSUES, WHICH OFTEN PROHIBIT THEM FROM SUCCEEDING IN SCHOOL.  HARRIS BORN, IN GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, BEGAN BOXING AT THE AGE OF TWELVE, AND HAS SINCE GAINED PROMINENCE IN THE BOXING WORLD. HIS APPEARANCE WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE RETIRED BOXERS FOUNDATION (WWW.RETIREDBOXERS.ORG), FOUNDED BY THE BRONX BOMBER, ALEX RAMOS

PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PROVIDING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TO AT-RISK CHILDREN SO THAT THEY CAN SUCCEED IN SCHOOL, SOCIETY AND THEIR LIVES.  FOUNDED AS BIG SISTERS, INC. IN 1908, IT IS CURRENTLY CELEBRATING 101 YEARS OF OPENING HEARTS, INSPIRING MINDS.  TODAY PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN OFFERS INDIVIDUAL, SMALL GROUP, CRISIS AND FAMILY COUNSELING TO OVER 12,000 AT-RISK CHILDREN IN 27 SCHOOLS IN ALL THE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITY. PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES.  INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE.

TIME:  NOON – 12:45 P.M. 
DATE:  MONDAY, JUNE 22ND  
LOCATION:  IS 123, 1025 MORRISON AVENUE

 

CONTACT:
MIKE INDRI
RETIRED BOXERS FOUNDATION
(201) 741-4994

WWW.DIGNITYBOXING.COM
RBNJMIKE@AOL.COM

 

Thanks, Henry Hascup

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