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The Champ is back in Kitchener where it all started!

The Champ in Canada! It is with great pride that we announce the inaugural Lennox Lewis League of Champions Boxing Camp is confirmed to take place in Kitchener, Ontario from July 23rd – 29th 2018, at the Waterloo Boxing Academy. The camp is open for boys and girls, aged 9-17, and will be directed by the homegrown ’88 Olympic Gold medal champion Lennox Lewis and his teammate Silver medalist Egerton Marcus. Rounding out the coaching is Team Undisputed, Mr. Lewis’s personal trainers and coaches.

All campers must register by June 15th, 2018 by filling out, and submitting the registration form.

The camp will take place every day during this period from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and will focus on teaching the youth the art of boxing while developing life skills, focus and conflict resolution skills. There is no cost for the participants to attend camp, and a daily breakfast and lunch are also included. 

The Lion in Jamaica! July 2018 Boxing Camp is set for Jamaica

MAY 15, 2018

The Lion in Jamaica! We are thrilled to announce that the July 2018 Lennox Lewis League of Champions Boxing Camp is confirmed to take place in Hanover, Jamaica from July 7th – 14th and St. Elizabeth August 20th to 25th. The camp is open for boys and girls, aged 9-17, and will be directed by the Junior World Champion, Olympian, three-time Undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, Boxing Hall of Fame’s, Mr. Lennox Lewis.

All campers must register by June 15th, 2018 by filling out, and submitting the registration form. 

The camp will take place every day during this period from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and will focus on teaching the youth the art of boxing while developing life skills, focus and conflict resolution skills. For our more experienced returning campers, we have exciting new sessions planned by our Undisputed Champion Lennox Lewis supported by Harold “Shadow” Knight, who co-trained Mr. Lewis during his entire Championship reign. There is no cost for the participants to attend camp, and a daily breakfast and lunch are also included.

LOCF goes Global: Kitchener, Canada hosts Youth Summer Boxing Camp in 2018

The Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation is pleased to announce that the first LOCF Youth Summer Boxing Camp in Canada will take place this Summer 2018 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

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The 2018 Kitchener Camp will take place at Waterloo Boxing Academy from July 23rdr to 29th and is open to boys and girls ages 9-17.

Campers will be introduced to the standard LOCF Camp mantras, as well as programs designed to develop their boxing and life skills. 

“I am excited to have camp in Kitchener because this is where I first learned the sweet science of boxing. Boxing positively impacted my life and I want to make sure that the kids have the same opportunity and exposure that my amateur coach Arnie Boehm gave to me” said LOCF Chairman Lennox Lewis.

HANOVER, JAMAICA: The Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation is pleased to announce the dates of its 2018 Summer Youth Boxing Camps, which will be held in Hanover and St Elizabeth in Jamaica, and for the first time in Canada, in Kitchener, Ontario.

The action starts in Jamaica, at the Hopewell High School in Hanover from July 7-to 14th, starting 7:30 a.m. each day. This camp will be a special development camp focusing on the fundamentals of boxing, but also on life skills such as discipline, conflict resolution and self-confidence. This camp is FREE OF COST, breakfast and lunch are provided, and boys and girls aged 10 to 20 are encouraged to attend.

ST. ELIZABETH, JAMAICA: Next camp will be in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, on Jamaica’s South Coast. There, with our partners BREDS, the Treasure Beach Foundation, camp runs from August 20 thru to 25, 2018. This camp is FREE OF COST, runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, breakfast and lunch are provided, and boys and girls aged 9 to 17 are encouraged to attend. Campers who pre-register should also indicate where they live, and whether they will need assistance with transportation to and from camp each day.

In Canada, the Waterloo Boxing Academy in Kitchener, Ontario will be the site of the first LOCF Youth Boxing Camp outside Jamaica. Together with our partners from the Waterloo Boxing Academy LOCF will lead 7 days of camp starting on July 23rrd and ending on the 29th of July.

As usual, Undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis will attend each camp, supported by his personal trainers and coaches, Team Undisputed.

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Registration for LOCF Youth Summer Boxing Camps will be open soon, keep visiting www.locfoundation.org or follow the LOCF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more details.

Orchard Sports Complex: We’re making progress!

HOPEWELL, JAMAICA: The renovation of the Orchard Sports Complex in Hanover, Jamaica is well underway, the project is on schedule and on budget.

“So far the lower level of the structure is completed and the 2nd story work is ongoing.”

The Orchard Sports Complex project includes the construction of a two-storey building that will house the Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation Jamaica headquarters, a computer lab, a boxing ring, a full boxing gym and a multipurpose room for community events. The full renovation of the Sports Complex will see the basketball, netball and volleyball courts renovated, and the football field resurfaced. 

“It’s looking good!” said LOCF Chairman, Lennox Lewis on a visit to the site in February. “I can’t wait for it to be completed so we can start our regular programs,” he added.

The $64 million Orchard Sports Complex renovation project is a partnership initiative of Hanover Charities, Hopewell Jaycees, the Tryall Fund, Round Hill Hotel, the Tryall Staff Club and the LOCF. The complex will serve over 10,000 people from Hopewell and other communities, and will be a model community recreation centers.

The work is scheduled for completion by November 2018.  We are excitedly waiting!

LOCF boxing ring, gym now under construction at Orchard Sport Complex

HOPEWELL, Jamaica: The renovation of the Orchard Sports Complex in Hopewell, Hanover has officially begun! 

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, representatives of the renovation project’s sponsors: Hanover Charities, Hopewell Jaycees, the Tryall Fund, Round Hill Hotel, the Tryall Staff Club and the LOCF all grabbed shovels and dug in, breaking ground on the $64 million initiative.

The building phase of the project will last about one year, and will include construction of a multipurpose community and recreation centre, the rehabilitation of the basketball, netball and volleyball courts, and the resurfacing of the football field. When completed, the two-story Recreation Centre will house the fully equipped Lennox Lewis LOCF boxing gym on the ground floor, with a computer lab, offices and common space for meetings, homework sessions or other small events. 

LOCF Jamaica will be based at the center, which will also be the permanent home of the summer and Christmas boxing camps in western Jamaica. This will allow the foundation to run year-round programs, and specifically, to offer world class training facilities to aspiring pugilists. Overall, the entire complex will serve some 10,000 residents of Hopewell, Orchard and other neighboring communities.

Importantly, said LOCF Co-Founder and CEO Violet Lewis, the centre would be equipped to serve both academic and athletic endeavors. 

“Our goals at LOCF are not just to provide recreational boxing clubs, but also to support education and the complete development of the individual. We are very excited to partner with so many wonderful organizations to bring this idea to life,” Mrs. Lewis said.

LOCF Chairman Lennox Lewis said he was looking forward to the opportunities Orchard would bring to the community and to Jamaica. 

“This new centre will allow us to continue in our mission of building the Next Generation of Champions physically and mentally, and its going to be the best of its kind in Jamaica,” the former World Heavyweight Champion said.

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December 2017 Boxing Camp is set for Saint James Parish

The December 2017 Lennox Lewis League of Champions Boxing Camp is confirmed to take place in Saint James, Jamaica from December 16th – 22nd. The camp is open for boys and girls, aged 9-23, and will be overseen by retired Undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Lennox Lewis.

All campers MUST register by November 30th, 2017 by filling out, and submitting the Registration form.

The camp, which will take place every day during this period from 7:30am until 4:30 pm, will focus on teaching the youth boxing fundamentals, in addition to, focus, discipline, and conflict resolution skills, among others. Breakfast and Lunch will be served daily and there is NO COST for the participants to attend.

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Hopewell and surrounding areas set to benefit from JA$55 million sports complex

Hanover Charities in partnership with the Junior Chamber International Hopewell & the Lennox Lewis League of Champions will break ground to create a new sports complex and community/ homework centre in Hopewell. The Orchard Sports Complex and Community Centre will benefit and improve the lives of more than 10,000 residents in Hopewell and surrounding areas.

The construction of the new sports complex is one of the largest investments to be undertaken by Hanover Charities with a value of more than JA$55 million.  The charity, in the past has helped by funding several upgrades including fencing the football field, painting the bleachers and resurfacing of the basketball and netball courts. As one of the main drivers offering financial and ongoing support, chair of Hanover Charities, Katrin Casserly, noted that “ This joint project is most important and necessary in that it shows our commitment to our children and developing youth who need the support in order to grow to their fullest potential”.

The facility, which will be developed by Grayson Construction with Maffessanti Builders who graciously provided complimentary architectural drawings, is expected to be completed in November 2018. The sports facility will consist of a community centre, football field, basketball and netball courts, homework centre, computer room and the Lennox Lewis League of Champion’s boxing ring/gym. With over two decades since the last renovation of the Orchard Sports Complex, community members especially children and youth are overjoyed at the promise of a new and improved facility.

President of the Junior Chamber of International Hopewell, Shane Reid, expressed that his group of young volunteers will manage the homework centre as well as book the facility for functions and all matches to be held at the sports complex. As a result of the generous donations from local corporations such as Jamaica National, the Tryall Club and Round Hill Hotel owners and community, the facility once completed will undoubtedly revive community spirit and rapport.

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for November 9 at Orchard Sports Complex in Hopewell.

Shadai Miller

Board Member

shadai@hanovercharities.com

876.565.6671

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Summer Camp 2017

May 31st, 2017
The League of Champions Foundation is happy to announce that Summer Boxing camp 2017 registration is now open!

League of Champions will be hosting two sessions in July with approximately 60 campers in each session. Camp will be held inside a fun environment where we will teach our campers not only the art of boxing, but we will be incorporating a variety of recreational activities (sporting drills, yoga, cardio workouts, etc..), sharpening their life & interpersonal skill sets all while cultivating new friendships.

  • All boxing equipment will be provided | Nutritious breakfast and lunch is served daily.
  • Periodic breaks provided throughout the day.
  • Campers dress code: League of champions T-shirt, black shorts and running shoes.

Sessions

Week 1

Week 2

Dates

Sunday July 9, 2017 – Saturday July 15, 2017

Monday July 17, 2017 – Friday July 22, 2017

Locations

Hanover, Jamaica

St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

 

 

 

Doors open at 7:30AM | Camp hours 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Donors welcome to sponsor a child for $20,000 JMD ($155 USD | £120 GBP)

Campers must register by: June 26th 2017

Once completed please scan and email form to contact@locfoundation.org

LOCF Partners with BREDs in Treasure Beach, Jamaica

TREASURE BEACH, JAMAICA: The Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation and Breds, the Treasure Beach Foundation have partnered this summer to offer the LOCF Summer Youth Boxing Camp in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth. The camp will run from July 17 to 22, 2017, and is open to boys and girls aged 9 to 17.

“This is an exciting step for us, because although the plan for the program has always been to expand nationally, this is our first time away from Hopewell, where we’ve been from the start,” said LOCF Co-Founder and CEO Violet Lewis.

In July, the camp will be held at the Treasure Beach Sports Complex, which was built by Breds and is open to both the community as well as to sports teams or groups who visit the seaside community. 

Treasure Beach is located on Jamaica’s south coast, in the parish of St Elizabeth, an area known as the “breadbasket of Jamaica” for the many farms there. Despite having no large hotels, the community attracts a large number of tourists, attracted to the seclusion and rural community atmosphere.

“Its almost the perfect location: its quiet, no distractions, the food is fresh and the air is clean. Treasure Beach is fantastic because there’s just the natural beauty of Jamaica and some good infrastructure for athletes to have intense, focused training.  The environment is perfect for us to engage our campers mind and body.,” said LOCF Chairman, Lennox Lewis. 

Lennox Lewis Boxing Camp Hanover Jamaica July 2016

“A Power Packed Experience”

During the summer of 2015, the League of Champions Foundation founders, Lennox and Violet Lewis had a vision to bring the Sport of Boxing to the country of Jamaica as a part of the foundation’s mission to nurture young people to strengthen their innate physical and mental ability to develop a high level of academic prowess, discipline, self-esteem, and confidence through the World of Boxing. With a lot of hard work and the support of the LOC Board of Directors, our donors, and businesses across the globe; we are happy to announce that July 25, 2016 marked the first day of the inaugural Lennox Lewis Boxing Camp in Hanover, Jamaica!

With the assistance of members from the Hanover Charities committee the foundation was able to host a six-day camp at Hopewell High School where our male participants ages 9-17 years old were given camp shirts for each day, shorts, socks, underwear, hygiene products, and two hot meals (breakfast and lunch) to ensure they were ready for each day. In addition to the camp gear, every student received a physical exam by our program partner Dr. Clive McKenzie of Orchard Clinic in Hopewell. Dr. McKenzie provided excellent care and informed our camp staff of each student who had a medical issue such as asthma or even a skin rash. The physical exams even revealed that one of our campers should have a follow up with a cardiologist and Dr. McKenzie insisted that we monitored the student’s physical activity closely during the camp. The sport of boxing requires a lot of cardio activity and stamina, our partnership with the Orchid Clinic proved to be an invaluable resource.

Although our founder is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, he felt it was important to invite his colleague and boxing trainer Castro Brown of Kingston to support our outreach efforts. Mr. Brown brought in his amateur boxers, Michael Gardener, Kestna Davis, Carlos Dwyer, and professional boxer Kemahl Russell (all from Kingston) to assist with all forty-one of our students. The Kingston coaching team not only made a powerful impact on the level of education and training the campers received, they also added a great level of familiarity for the students as they learned from boxers who are from their native country which made a tremendous. The young coaches gave their Heart & Soul to the students. They showed up every day ready to work hard and share their knowledge of boxing with each student who wanted to learn. The beauty of watching the boxing coaches encourage our young people as they pushed pass their fears and showed their inner strength was life changing.

Our staff and campers started each day at 7:45 a.m. with a morning run, calisthenics, and stretching; then ended each day at 4:00 p.m. after learning the art of boxing with jabs, boxing stances, and sparring.

The LOC Foundation entered into our inaugural boxing camp with the mindset that we were giving the community of Hanover a much needed resource. What we soon discovered, was how galvanized we all would become by linking the community together and witnessing the spirit of hope and well being as we committed to inspire the “Next Generation of Champions”.

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