Dear supporter of amateur boxing:
The new year has just begun, and the Cleveland Area Golden Gloves is preparing for its annual tournament and to send a team of champions to compete in the National Golden
Gloves Tournament in 2017.
But we need you! Please consider coming out and supporting the 2017 Cleveland Area
Golden Gloves Tournament, being held on Friday, March 31, Saturday, April 1, Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the former Chanel High School in Bedford, Ohio. Tables and tickets are available. If you can’t attend but you still wish to send good wishes to our competitors, ads are available in our Finals Program Book.
Our organization has two goals – first, to host a top-quality local tournament with competition that is intense, exciting, and fair; and then to send a good team of quality open-division (meaning the most experienced, unrestricted and eligible for international competition) boxers to the national tournament, where they will compete for national Golden Gloves titles. Last year was the first year in our organization’s history that we did not send a team to the national Golden Gloves tournament. The 2016 National Tournament was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the expense of airfare, hotel, and meals was more than our organization could support.
We cannot let that happen again – we do not want to deny our athletes the chance to earn
national and international opportunities to travel and to compete at the highest level of
national and international tournaments. We want to build the financial and organizational foundations to send a team to the national tournament every year for the foreseeable future. Please consider purchasing a table to the finals, or purchasing an ad in our program book. Come out and see some exciting amateur boxing, and support amateur competition and the northeast Ohio boxing community. Thank you for your consideration – we hope to see you this spring in Bedford!
Michael G. Chase
Michael Chase, CAGG President
Phone: (216) 662-7445
Fax: (216) 662-7745