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Woodland Boxing Center Grand Opening

May 8, 5:30 pm

April 25, 2017

Join the City of Woodland on Monday May 8th at 5:30pm to celebrate the relocation of the City’s expanded Boxing Program to the Community & Senior Center, located at 2001 East Street. Refreshments will be provided following a brief program.

The new Boxing Center, which will open on May 1, is equipped with a regulation twenty-foot boxing ring and a variety of punching bag and workout stations. Our experienced boxing coaches provide professional-level training and recreational boxing instruction for youth and adults at all skill levels.

Ricardo Carrillo has coached and mentored hundreds of youth and adults through the City’s Boxing Program. A former Northern California Golden Gloves champion, Mr. Carrillo provides students with a positive and structured program built around a love for the sport. Mr. Carrillo will be coaching from 7-9 pm, Mondays through Friday. A recreational boxing program will also be offered daily for youths ages 8-18 at the Boxing Center.  This recreational program will be offered Monday through Friday from 4 – 7 pm (until 6 pm on Tuesdays) with Coach Eddie Savala.

"Woodland residents are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of the Woodland Boxing Club at the Community and Senior Center. Over the last twenty five years, the Woodland Boxing Club has served hundreds, if not thousands of Woodland residents, particularly many disadvantaged youth who through a dedicated coach and staff, found focus, discipline, and a sense of community while training. The relocation will begin a new chapter for the boxing club by providing a higher quality program and facility that will be more accessible to residents of all ages." Angel Barajas, Mayor, City of Woodland

For over twenty-five years the Woodland Boxing Program has operated through a partnership with Yolo County Housing at the Yolano Housing Recreation Center. The City began to explore options for relocating the boxing program during the summer of 2016. On February 7, 2017 the City Council authorized the relocation of the boxing program to the Community & Senior Center.  The new boxing center, funded through Measure J, has been designed in collaboration with Community and Senior Center staff, Boxing Program coaches and Joel Stern, Boxing Coach at UC Davis. 

Please join us in welcoming the City of Woodland Boxing Program to the Community and Senior Center.

Questions about the boxing program or the grand opening ceremony can be directed to Christine Engel, Community Services Director, 661-2000.