CHAMP NATION BOXING GYM – GRAND OPENING SET FOR SEPTEMBER 22 IN OAKLAND
San Francisco’s Ben Bautista opens a new boxing facility for the community in West Oakland, California.
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – Champ Nation Boxing Gym, a new boxing training facility in West Oakland, California, will hold its grand opening for the media and general public on Saturday, September 22, 2012, from 2:00pm-6:00pm PT. Members of the boxing community are strongly encouraged to attend.
The founder of the gym, Ben Bautista, said, “Champ Nation represents a new era of teaching the sweet science. We are going to teach our members using the newest training methods and science in sports. This is a place where the public can train with boxing professionals.”
Bautista continued, “This gym is in West Oakland, which provides a centralized location in relation to other areas of the city. Our gym staff maintains a safe environment, where everyone, including young people, business employees, as well as professional and amateur boxers can come to feel safe, train hard, and become better people. This gym will become a special place for those who need help getting their life together. Champ Nation was created to help build lives of champions, both inside and outside the ring.”
Born in San Francisco, Ben Bautista began boxing in 1984. Encouraged by his mentor, Coach Johnny Mason, Bautista began working with boxers in 1997. He shares his own personal stories about overcoming adversity, to help motivate those seeking encouragement during tough times. He said, “I believe everyone deserves a second chance.”
During the special grand opening event on September 22, there will be an autograph signing, a sparring exhibition, training presentations, food, and raffles. Special gym membership deals will be available to those who sign up during the grand opening event.
Notable boxers that are scheduled to participate in the grand opening event include Shane Mosley (6-Time World Boxing Champion), Andrew Maynard (1988 Gold Medalist), Karim Mayfield (current NABO Boxing Champion), Ava Knight (current IBF Female World Champion), Raquel Miller (2012 National USA Boxing Gold Medalist & 2012 World Championship Silver Medalist), Jose Ramirez (2012 Olympian & 4 Time National USA Boxing Gold Medalist), Team SFC Boxing, and more.
Champ Nation Boxing Gym is located at 2635 Magnolia Street, Oakland, California, 94608. The gym phone is (510) 222-2269