Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies will square off against LAPD officers to help fund cancer research and treatment programs at City of Hope. The annual Fight For Life boxing match, now in its 18th year, takes place Friday at Quiet Cannon in Montebello, Calif.
"It's a great night out, if you enjoy boxing," City of Hope Development Director Nancy Lewis said. "It's pretty cool to see men and women in uniform take off the uniforms and put on the gloves. It's all in fun and it's all for a great cause."
The fundraiser began in 1994 when deputies patrolling East Los Angeles encountered a young boy with cancer. They befriended the youngster and came up with the idea of a charity boxing match to raise money to improve the quality of life for him and his family.
Information about the fight:
- The fight begins at 7 p.m., while the gate opens at 5:30 p.m.
- Quiet Cannon is at 901 Via San Clemente in Montebello.
- Tickets cost $25 for General Admission, $50 for Reserve and $100 for Ringside/V.I.P.
- To purchase tickets, call the Sheriff's Relief Foundation at (626) 946-7081, the Los Angeles Police Protective League at (213) 251-4554 or visit City of Hope's Web site. Tickets are also available at the door.