Austin PAL Summer Show Part 1 words and photos licensed to participants only Esteban Erik Stipnieks

 

 

 

Change a child's life and change the world.  Be a father to the fatherless and offer a young woman a positive adult female role model and the potential in misery avoided is staggering.  Austin PAL (they are on facebook) is Austin Police Department preventing crime.  Due to early arrival I got to meet a couple of the Police officers involved....Cathy Haggerty, and the person shooting photographs for PAL and Phil who I already know.  You would have to be both foolish and heartless not to cheer on their efforts.  One is a former Peace Corps member.  As I write this a smile is on my face.  Austin PAL has a week long boxing clinic which has a smoker at its end.  The boxing program is featured but the explorer post is also heavily involved I witnessed part of the take down process after the show...the kids learned even valuable life lessons team work and service in that.

 

  learning poise part of the PAL program!

 

125lb senior division winner Portfirio Arellano (I believe this was novice division bout)

It was Gilbert Fabela who had to work for his 4-1 decision senior JO 125lb weight class

It was Z Erik Speed 5-0 decision 123lb Senior JO

 

Angel Martinez won his senior division bout 5-0 this was thrilling and well fought by both boxers.  

Robert Velazquez of fit pit 5-0 decision winner 155lb senior novice division.

Nathaniel Yett 3-2 decision winner JO 65lb

Blanca Shuerman won her hard fought JO 100lb bout! 

 

 

 

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