Corporate boxing event raising awareness of the real problem of suicide in New Zealand

By IT Heavy Hitters

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Corporate Boxing Event Raising Awareness Of The Real Problem Of Suicide In New Zealand

Project 2014-01-29 13:48:52 +1300

IT Heavy Hitters is the not for profit project that wants to be the positive outcome to a very negative situation.  July 2013 saw the sad and tragic death of Upper Hutt boxing coach, family man and outstanding local personality Doug McLay.

While Doug’s family and friends are left to wonder why he made a choice to take his own life, the rest of the country carries on oblivious to the very real problem of suicide in New Zealand.

As a boxing student of Doug, I came up with the concept of a charity event to raise awareness of the problem, and to direct funds towards an organisation that focuses solely on tackling this problem head on.  The Key to Life Charitable Trust is such an organisation and front-men Mike King and Tai Tupou travel the country to engage with Kiwis to prove that it’s ok to talk about these problems.

IT Heavy Hitters takes a load of geeks from around the country, gives them professional boxing training by two local coaches and puts them in the ring.  This isn’t online gaming, this is for real.

May 3rd 2014 will see 15 fights in Wellington, Red v Blue and Geek v Geek as they strive to be an IT Heavy Hitter.

We’re seeking a pledge of $5000 to help cover many of our costs such as ring hire, hall hire, light and sound rental and ensure that the cheque we present at the end of the day helps more people see that they don’t need to take a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  

Check our facebook page facebook.com/itheavyhitters or website www.itheavyhitters.co.nz for all the latest event news.

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Pledgers 5

Anonymous pledger
2014-03-09 13:20:21 +1300
Joanna Killalea
2014-02-19 08:31:07 +1300
Kelly Boyce
2014-02-17 13:31:43 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-02-11 12:24:11 +1300
Anonymous
2014-02-07 11:11:10 +1300

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Corporate Boxing Event Raising Awareness Of The Real Problem Of Suicide In New Zealand

Project 2014-01-29 13:48:52 +1300

IT Heavy Hitters is the not for profit project that wants to be the positive outcome to a very negative situation.  July 2013 saw the sad and tragic death of Upper Hutt boxing coach, family man and outstanding local personality Doug McLay.

While Doug’s family and friends are left to wonder why he made a choice to take his own life, the rest of the country carries on oblivious to the very real problem of suicide in New Zealand.

As a boxing student of Doug, I came up with the concept of a charity event to raise awareness of the problem, and to direct funds towards an organisation that focuses solely on tackling this problem head on.  The Key to Life Charitable Trust is such an organisation and front-men Mike King and Tai Tupou travel the country to engage with Kiwis to prove that it’s ok to talk about these problems.

IT Heavy Hitters takes a load of geeks from around the country, gives them professional boxing training by two local coaches and puts them in the ring.  This isn’t online gaming, this is for real.

May 3rd 2014 will see 15 fights in Wellington, Red v Blue and Geek v Geek as they strive to be an IT Heavy Hitter.

We’re seeking a pledge of $5000 to help cover many of our costs such as ring hire, hall hire, light and sound rental and ensure that the cheque we present at the end of the day helps more people see that they don’t need to take a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  

Check our facebook page facebook.com/itheavyhitters or website www.itheavyhitters.co.nz for all the latest event news.

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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

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Anonymous pledger
2014-03-09 13:20:21 +1300
Joanna Killalea
2014-02-19 08:31:07 +1300
Kelly Boyce
2014-02-17 13:31:43 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-02-11 12:24:11 +1300
Anonymous
2014-02-07 11:11:10 +1300

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This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 09/03/2014 at 1:20 PM.