ORD joins P.A.L.
for boxing class
By Misty Volaski
The Ojai Valley Police Activities
League P.A.L. and the Ojai Recreation Department are joining
forces to offer Ojai's youth a comprehensive boxing program through
Sylva's Boxing Gym in Ventura.
Beginning Dec. 2, youth ages 10 through 17 will have the opportunity
to participate in a boxing program that has never before been
offered in the valley, thanks to the large facility and staff
at Sylva's Boxing Gym. Youth and staff from the Ojai Recreation
Department and P.A.L. toured the boxing gym last week. George
Sylva, owner of the gym, met with the group and introduced them
to the world of amateur boxing.
The program will run three times a week including two trips to
Sylva's Boxing Gym for bag and ring work with professional training
staff. See the gym's web site at sylvasboxing.com.
Youth will also train once weekly at the Recreation Department's
facility with bags and weights. Deputy Kim Larson will provide
the leadership, supervision and transportation to each facility.
This program will launch the groundwork for a comprehensive boxing
program in the Ojai Valley and surrounding area.
"Boxing is a sport that demands focus, self-improvement,
and develops a high work ethic," said Carol Belser, Ojai
Department of Recreation director.
Cost of the program is $25.00 a month. Full scholarships are
available, and donations are appreciated.
Call Belser at 646-1872 for questions and to register.
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