Some of the best amateur boxers in Pennsylvania will be at the 2300 Arena on Saturday, April 18, to participate in the annual Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championships.
The Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab will host the tournament, marking the 19th year the gym has been involved with this event.
"We are always honored to be involved with the Golden Gloves," said Joe Hand, Jr., president of Joe Hand Promotions and owner of the gym. "It's a great opportunity for us, along with so many of the local businesses, to give back, and it helps some of these kids not only compete, but it gives them a chance to further their careers. And at the same time, it helps raise money for our boxing gym and computer lab, which helps hundreds of kids every year."
Winners of the Eastern Regional will advance to the state championships on Saturday, April 25 at the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, N.J. The National Golden Gloves Tournament will be held May 10-17 at the Riviera in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and will be available at the door or by calling Joe Hand Promotions at 1-800-557-4263 or at wanatix.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m.