|Billed as Dayton, Ohio's, first annual women's amateur invitational boxing
tournament, a two-day boxing show will be held Friday and Saturday, June 29
and 30, at the Westwood Rec Complex.
In a recent announcement from Jeannine Hildebrandt and Al Carson, an invitation was extended for this first tournament to women of all ages and
weight classes. Bouts both days will start at 7 P.M. at the recreation center, 611 Leland Avenue in Dayton. The event is sanctioned by USA Boxing.
Registration and weigh-ins will be conducted Friday from noon to 3 P.M. and
Saturday from 8 to 10 A.M. Passbooks will be required at registration. Draws
and coaches' meeting will be at the center Friday at 3:30 P.M.
All entries with a $5 fee must be received by Hildebrandt by June 15. Her address is 4118 Meadowdale Road, Evansville, IN 47710 (Phone 812-424-4208).
The $5 entry fee is required for each boxer and checks should be made out to
Al Carson, coordinator along with Hildebrandt. He can be reached by phone at 937-274-5355 to help with questions. He also will arrange transportation
from the Dayton airport for those needing it. He reminded boxers and coaches
to have flight numbers, arrival times and airline names ready when requesting transportation assistance. Accommodation arrangements have been made with four Dayton hotels: Best
Western Executive (937-278-5711); Doubletree (937-461-4700); Crown Plaza Hotel Resort (937-224-0800) all $79 plus tax, and Ramada (937-890-9500)
$58.50 plus tax. Rooms can handle one to four people.
Carson and Hildebrandt advise that the
Doubletree and Crown Plaza are "great" hotels. Entry forms, medical
treatment, female acknowledgement and non-athlete entry forms are all
available from either organizer and a number of boxing clubs and gyms have
been sent information regarding the program. In addition to all the
formal entry and information paperwork, the organizers have included
climatologically data for Dayton at that time of year which shows an
average high temperature for June of 81.6 and a low of 61.1 with average
precipitation at 3.69 inches. They also included a list of shopping
centers and plaza and mentioned some attractions in the city. The Football
Hall of Fame is in Dayton, not too distant from the recreation center
where the first annual Dayton all-women's boxing tournament is scheduled
to be held late in June, 2001. Submitted by Bill Harris