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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

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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LOCF kicks off Inaugural Lennox Lewis Boxing Camp

We are excited to announce the launch of our Knights in the Ring Initiative coming to Hanover Jamaica, July 2016.

The Lennox Lewis Boxing Camp will be a memorable experience for our male participants ages 9-17 years old as they are introduced to the World of Boxing and all that it encompasses. Students will learn first hand what a boxer’s training life is like and what it takes to become a champion.

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Lennox’s statement on the death of Muhammad Ali

Words cannot begin to describe the loss we all face in the passing of one of the greatest citizens this world has ever known. Boxing has lost its greatest ambassador and the world has lost one of its greatest voices.

Today, we stand far removed from his battles in the ring, but we will never be able to stand far away from the benefits of his battles against discrimination, oppression, hunger and human rights, in America, and around the world.

His courage to stand up for his beliefs, his people, and his convictions, at a time, in American history, when a messenger like him was sorely needed, separates him from the rest.

Ali fought battles that I will never know, so those that came after him, would never have to. He paved the way for the success of ALL of today’s sports superstars and instilled a sense of pride and responsibility inside of me, and generations of youth, around the world.

He was my source of inspiration, and along with my other hero, Nelson Mandela, served as a shining example of grace, dignity, and courage, through a lifetime of service to others. Those who would question his greatness have no understanding of the technical brilliance he brought into the ring, the courage he displayed outside of it, the voice he gave to the voiceless, or the risk he faced in order to do so.

Because of Ali, the sport of boxing has given many, including myself, more than they could ever dream of. Ali gave to the sport of boxing, more than it could ever repay!

My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the Ali family at this extremely difficult time. We share in your loss, our hearts grieve with your hearts, and our love is here for you to lean on.

– @LennoxLewis

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First League of Champions fundraiser in Miami is a huge success

The League of Champions Foundation held its first fundraiser in Miami.  The event was attended by friends, family and supporters of retired undisputed heavyweight boxing champion, Lennox Lewis, and raised over $50,000 in donations.  Funds will be used to to help create programs that teach youth discipline, academic prowess and self esteem through sports.

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League of Champions Nutrition Workshop in Jamaica

The League of Champions Foundation held its first nutrition workshop in Jamaica.  In partnership with Global Village Champions, the workshop was host to a series of panels featuring experts in nutrition, health and food preparation techniques designed to show disadvantaged citizens how to prepare low cost, yet highly nutritious meals.

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League of Champions store opens with Lennox Lewis t-shirts

The official League of Champions store is now open and features several t-shirt design for both men and women.  All of the profits from that sales in the store will go to the League of Champions Foundation and will be dedicated to helping youth gain discipline, academic prowess and self esteem through sports.  The store is located at http://store.lofcoundation.org

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