(DEC 17) On Saturday,
December 12, was a cold, snowy, winter day but on the outskirts
of Denver the Colorado Golden Gloves Charities, 6161 W. 44th
Avenue in Wheat ridge, presented the 2nd Annual WBC (World
Boxing Council) Amateur Jose Sulaiman Invitational Boxing Show
that showcased 27 exciting and entertaining amateur bouts before
a packed house that braved the weather conditions.
The WBC Amateur Jose Sulaiman
Invitational Boxing Show held in Colorado was organized by WBC
Cares Colorado leaders Stephen Blea and Raylene Carbone, with
the blessings of current WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, son of
the late Jose Sulaiman. In the hopes of continuing the legacy of
the late WBC President Jose Sulaiman (his dream of affording
every amateur boxer worldwide an equal opportunity in attaining
their goal in the sport continuing), these WBC Amateur
Invitational events are beginning to attract more attention, and
Part of the mission of WBC Cares
Colorado (Blea and Carbone) is to help those in need and
recognizing Coloradans who have dealt with/are dealing with
hardship and/or disaster is what they do. Saturdayís event did
just that as WBC Cares Colorado recognized the family of the
late Diedre Vickers-Strauch, a married (Kevin Strauch) mother of
two small children (daughter Millie and son Ryan) who passed
away following medical complications arising from rectal cancer,
earlier this year.
The father of Diedre Vickers-Strauch,
Vic Vickers, along with numerous other family members, was in
attendance at Saturdayís 2nd Annual WBC Amateur Jose Sulaiman
Invitational boxing event, Mr. Vickers given a mini-replica of
the WBC Champions belt by WBC Cares Colorado and WBC President
The numerous awards given others
in need of help included monetary support secured through the
sale of raffle tickets and sponsors making contributions to the
cause, something 'Don' Jose Sulaiman would have been proud to
see. Kudos to the Colorado Golden Gloves Charities (Jess Mora),
WBC (Mauricio Sulaiman) and WBC Cares Colorado (Stephen Blea and
Raylene Carbone) for a job well done.
The amateur boxing crowd in
Colorado continues their support of the sport they love and
Saturdayís fight action did not let them down with 27 bouts that
provided solid, amateur boxing action.
Part of Story by Stephen Johnson /Denver Examiner and our
Photographer Amanda Armstrong has over a 100 pictures we have
enclosed a few they were Beautifully done.
More Great things that Happened due to the Don Jose
Our Sponsors, Mountain States Employers Council, Elisha Guida of
Keller Williams, Oliver Vargas of Century Auto, Javierís Dinner,
Salís Quality Auto, Mile High Flooring, Urban Forest Services
We had our Meeting last night with Golden Gloves Board and even
Duran Hill of Sting Like a Production donated!
With monies from Sponsors here is what we came up with to
distribute: (around $1,450.)
A Check for $250 to be given to Sam Sandos Senior Citizens for
gift baskets for Seniors for Christmas.
Two gift cards of $100 each given to the Gallegos Boxers Sierra
& Gabe both whom donít have any parents and are being raised by
their auntie for Christmas.
An award of $250 given to June bug Garcia to travel next month
for the Jr. Worlds in Reno, Nevada.
A Special Gift will be Awarded to the Vickers Family on behalf
of Diedre our WBC Honoree Champion whom passed away. (Alain when
you get a Mini WBC Belt for Females done we would want to
purchase one for the Vickers Family)
We also got Denver Police Officer Tony Lopez Jr. a Christmas
Card with a Gift Certificate from our Raffle of Cleto Reyes
Gloves & Bicycle and some Tequila bottles for the adults.
Sending him a Speedy recovery from Our WBC Cares from wounds he
suffered while on duty.
Rest of funds was given to Colo. Golden Gloves Charities. For
their amateur boxing program.
The Golden Gloves Board was very happy and Thrilled when I read
them this letter from President Mauricio Sulaiman, and were
totally grateful and are really pleased to be a part of this of
Great Event Honoring the legacy of Don Jose and his love for
With that all said all Raylene & I can say again & again
Thank-You & we are Blessed with one Awesome Family the WBC &