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Tavares Classic youth boxing event to help Boys & Girls
by Tribune Staff
Aug 09, 2011 | 619 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Get ready for one of the premiere youth boxing events in northern Nevada, as the Tavares Memorial Classic returns Sept. 17-18 to the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

The tournament features bouts between up-and-coming youth boxers in various weight classes, in the Junior Olympic, Novice and Senior Open divisions. The action begins at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 18.

Tickets cost $10 for one day and $17 for both for general admission; or $6 for one day, $10 for both days for children ages 8 to 15 years old and seniors. All proceeds benefit the travel and equipment fund for the Reno Jets Program at the Boys & Girls Club. The club is located at 2680 E. Ninth St. in Reno.

The Tavares Memorial Classic pays tribute to the event’s namesake, the late Ray and Thelma Tavares, who founded the Reno Jets boxing program and helped countless young people succeed in life.

For more information, call Terri Strickland at 742-5336 or email

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