7th Annual Boxing for Books – UMAR Boxing

7th Annual Boxing for Books – UMAR Boxing

September 28, 2017 – Anthem House

Pictured (LtoR) Kenneth Barrett, Old Mill High School counselor; John Barrett, retired federal employee; and Jeff Kayce, Bozzuto Development managing director/UMAR Boxing board member

Pictured (LtoR) Stevie Pierce, Baltimore-based boxer; and Destiny Day-Owens, two-time Golden Glove champion boxer

Pictured (LtoR) Marvin “Black Mamba” Johnson, Baltimore-based professional light heavyweight boxer; and Coach Rodney “J. Rock” Johnson, UMAR Boxing promoter/coach

Pictured (LtoR) Steph Hoag, FXWell director of activation & engagement; Scott Plank, War Horse Cities CEO; and Cortney Marshall, FXWell design marketing specialist

Pictured (LtoR) André Gingles, Gingles managing director; Tony Baylor, ASB Tax Accounts owner; Matt Hanna, Next One Up executive director; and Tony Perillo, Tishman Construction superintendent of construction

Pictured (LtoR) Stanley Braxton, Mondawmin Mall concierge; Dwight “Camden Buzzsaw” Qawi, two-time world champion/International Hall of Fame light heavyweight/cruiser weight boxer; Wanda Watters, Mack Lewis Foundation treasurer/professional boxing manager; and Gregory Wilkes, Mack Lewis Foundation executive secretary

Pictured (LtoR) Krystle Sanders, University of Baltimore School of Law student attorney; and Karen Hunt, retired accountant

Pictured (LtoR) Josh Peters, Bozzuto Construction team leader; Jeff Plusen, Plusen Landscape Architects owner/landscape architect; and Ryan Dougherty, Liberty Mutual Surety underwriter

Folks gathered on the Anthem House terrace for “Boxing for Books,” a fundraiser for UMAR Boxing.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, along with a view of the city.

The evening’s highlight came when some of UMAR’s students demonstrated their boxing techniques and footwork in sparring matches, overseen by Boxing Hall of Famer and UMAR Boxing founder Marvin McDowell.

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.