first_imgMembers of the women’s boxing program, Baraka Bouts, directed their physical and mental toughness toward raising funds for East African Holy Cross Missions this past weekend in their signature event, the Power 24 Hour. With the hope of raising more funds and increasing awareness of the club and charity, the team changed and intensified the structure of this year’s event, senior captain Jen Coe said. “For a few years now, we’ve had a ‘power-hour’ where the boxers are split into two teams and try to beat each other in the number of pushups, sit-ups and jumping jacks that could be completed in the hours,” she said. “We wanted to double the amount of money raised, so we spread it over an entire day in the hopes of garnering more funds and raising more awareness about our club, the tournament and the Holy Cross missions.” The longer time period allowed the boxers to test their creativity and come up with unique approaches to their workout, senior captain Carleigh Moore said. “At one point we were doing push-ups for every dollar raised,” Moore said. “It was a great way to get in shape for the Bouts all in the name of a great cause.” Coe said there was an advantage to working out in one-hour shifts over the previous structure of one 24-hour period. “Since everyone had a one-hour shift, the energy was kept high as people were rotating in and out, then coming back later to visit and cheer their fellow team-members on,” she said. “We were working out for a good cause, so it wasn’t hard to keep up the spirit.” While the team has not yet totaled the funds raised from the Power 24 Hour, both Coe and Moore said they are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support. “The response was incredible. Students, faculty, alumni and fans were so generous and receptive to our cause,” Moore said. “Thank you to everyone who donated to help us support the efforts of the Holy Cross Missions in Uganda.” The women’s boxing team will fight in the Baraka Bouts tournament in the beginning of November to raise additional funds, which will benefit two secondary schools in Kasese and Jinja, Uganda. The women’s boxing team is changing the structure of the Baraka Bouts tournament this year as well, Moore said. “For the first time, women’s boxing will be holding a two-day tournament,” she said. “Our vision for this year’s season has been double the bouts, double the donations.” This year’s Baraka Bouts event will take place on Monday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 10. Tickets for entry on both nights can be pre-purchased from any Baraka Bouts participant for $10 until the night of the tournament.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 9:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link84Shares Advertisement Xhaka caused a stir (Picture: Getty/Visionhaus)David Seaman believes Granit Xhaka was out of order for his conduct towards Arsenal fans, but hailed Unai Emery’s handling of the situation.Xhaka earned headlines after he told Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’ and cupped his hand to his ear as he was roundly booed off the pitch in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, and legendary Gunners stopper Seaman is adamant that an Arsenal captain simply cannot behave in that manner.He also expressed his surprise that Xhaka – who removed a picture of him captaining the north London side from his Instagram account in the aftermath of the incident – has not issued a public apology to the Arsenal support, however, he thought Emery was impressive in the manner in which he responded to the awkward scenario. Comment David Seaman slams Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka but praises Unai Emery’s ‘brilliant’ response Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fanshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-granit-xhaka-wrong-swear-fans-2036436/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Emery said in the immediate aftermath of the row: ‘He was wrong. We are going to speak to him and decide with the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We are here because we have supporters. We work for them and need to have respect for them when they are applauding us and criticising us.’And Seaman heaped praise on Emery as he slammed Xhaka for his conduct.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Putting his hand to his ear and swearing at the crowd; its just something as an Arsenal captain you cannot do,’ said ex-goalkeeper Seaman.‘You’ve just got to get on with it, get off (the pitch) and deal with it afterwards. I thought Emery was brilliant in the press conference when he said he would deal with it internally.‘The only thing that surprises me is that Xhaka hasn’t come out an apologised to the fans.’Should Granit Xhaka be stripped of the Arsenal captaincy?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Paul Merson defends Granit Xhaka following outburst against Arsenal supportersMORE: Unai Emery urges Arsenal fans to stick with the club after Granit Xhaka incidentlast_img read more