Community leaders are once again raising money to help people in need by facing off in the boxing ring.
Community leaders gather at the Ringside Restaurant to announce the line-up for the Erie City Mission’s Knockout Homelessness, Round 12.
Over the last 12 years, the event has raised more than half a million dollars. This year, Erie Mayor Joe Schember will be returning to the ring, this time to face Lou Bizzarro in a boxing match.
Bizzarro, Owner of the Ringside Restaurant, tells us, “It’s a community affair. We want everybody to get together and to help out.”
Steve Westbrook, Erie City Mission CEO, says, “It’s a unique way to help those that are in desperation. It goes directly toward our shelter program for men at the Erie City Mission and, yeah, it means a ton. Everyone is supportive and it’s a lot of fun and it raises the awareness of homelessness in our city.”
The event will be held on February 19th at the Bayfront Convention Center.