Samantha Zuba | Nov. 10, 2013 | The Observer
The women who fight in Baraka Bouts are on a mission.
It’s a mission to become better boxers and stronger people. It’s also a mission to benefit Holy Cross mission work in Uganda. And the captains make sure the boxers know what is at stake.
“We focus on the improvement of the whole club, and always in the back of my mind is the missions,” senior Baraka Bouts co-captain Liz Garvin said. “It really is the mission of Holy Cross in Uganda that keeps the girls unified and focused throughout the season.”
The money the boxers raise and the proceeds from fight-night ticket sales benefit Lakeview Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Hill Secondary School in Uganda.
The boxers’ performances on fight night are important, but everything pales in comparison to the cause, Garvin said.