BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM
Youth 13 – 18 are sent to us from social workers, guidance counselors, parole officers, single parents with hopes that through mentoring and the sport of boxing these youth will find a way to channel there energy into something positive.
Working to develop inner city youth through the sport of Boxing and Mentorship.
Our Goal is not to make world champions but to help participants in their formative years.
Our program is one of mentorship, guidance and networking. It can provide internships and social outlets beyond boxing.
EVENT: Independence Blast
EVENT DATE: July 19, 2014
DAYS TO GO: 36
Brendan was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The son of hard working immigrants from Costa Rica and Ireland, his parents met in Bronx, New York, later marrying. Both taught Brendan the meaning of hard work, dedication and respect, as they established a fruitful life in New Jersey for their family.
Brendan learned at an early age from his parents, and heroes that determination goes a very long way. He was always encouraged by the way his parents persevered through adversity as they always managed to be positive and respectful. Brendan is focused, driven as he always provides for his family making the next day even better than the previous one. He instills the very same core values in his three children, his greatest accomplishment that he remembered learning as a child.
Brendan feels charity and giving back to others is imperative and he is so pleased to be able to do something positive in order to help others, while enjoying his passion for boxing.
“It ain’t about hard you hit: It’s about how hard you can get
hit, and keep moving forward.It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward.That’s how winning is done! !!” -Rocky Balboa
Brandon currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey.