The annual event is now entering its twelfth year.
This years event is has received the title “Greatest Rematch of All-Time.” Lou Bizzarro and Erie City Mayor Joe Schember will face off, yet again. Last year the both were slated to box, but Bizzarro was unable to attend the day of due to a illness. All proceeds from the event will go to Erie City Mission to help fight homelessness in the area. The event has sold out. Erie City Mission CEO Steve Westbrook says there are still ways to help raise funds.
“You can donate online,” said steve westbrook . “We’re still crowdfunding the different guest boxers. They have different campaigns that they are doing for a couple of months. You can still donate to one of the guest boxers or the mission in general.”
Last year the mission raised more than sixty-thousand dollars. Westbrook says they would like to increase that number.