Monday, June 3, 2013

Help support a local youth boxing program: film, raffle, reception at The Coupe

This sounds pretty awesome -- the Coupe is hosting a film screening, raffle and reception to benefit Lime Light Boxing a Fitness, a youth program in the neighborhood.

The film screening is of "Into the Lime Lite," a short about Columbia Heights resident and program participant Malik Jackson, who recently won the 2013 national championships.

Pretty cool to have a champion among us, and this sounds like a great event. There are 30- and 50-second trailers here, embedded below too.

Here's more about the event!

Film Screening * Raffle * Reception
for Lime Lite Boxing and Fitness
Tuesday June 11
6:30 - 8:30 
The Coupe, 3415 11th St NW

Join The Coupe and the 11th street business community in celebrating  Lime Lite Boxing and Fitness,  a Columbia Heights boxing program that trains champion boxers and provides a safe haven to local youth.

Just steps from new restaurants and development on 11th Street, Lime Lite has had tremendous success this year and the community is coming together to congratulate them. One of Lime Lite's star fighters, Malik Jackson, recently won the 2013 USA national championships and secured a spot on the Olympic training team. Another, Greg Newby, is rising up the pro ranks with a 7 and 0 record with 4 knock outs.

The event features a screening of Into the Lime Lite, a documentary short that follows Malik as he prepares for a tough match in the Belfast Beltway Classic. The soundtrack includes music from local band Buildings and Brendan Canty (Death Fix, Fugazi), Special features and trailers can be found on the Into the Lime Lite Facebook page.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Lime Lite coaches and fighters. Organizers will also be giving away Lime Lite posters designed by Nick Pimentel. 

The Coupe’s owner, Constantine Stavropoulos explains why they are sponsoring the event. “It was really exciting to learn that just steps from our new restaurant, there’s a gym training an Olympic champion in the making. Lime Lite also does a lot for local youth. We’re glad to be part of their support network.”

After the screening the short Q and A there will be a reception with a buffet, drink specials and a raffle featuring boxing lessons and gift certificates from 11th street businesses.

1 comment:

John Klovt said...

This was a good suggestion that you put up here...dude…..hope that it benefits all the ones who land up here. 

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