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Oct 19, 2021 Luncheon Mtg-Dino Newville, Kickboxing Champion
October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Please plan on joining us for lunch & our speaker from 12pm – 1:30 pm.
Dino Newville, a four-time world kickboxing champion, will be our speaker on October 19. Newville recently announced he’ll be back in the ring on Nov. 6 at the DeltaPlex Arena in Walker, where he will compete for the first time in 21 years. The Grand Rapids native will box Rocky “Hawaiian Nightmare” Smith in a four-round exhibition. This is Smith’s first bout in 18 years.
The 61-year-old Newville is trying to recapture his glory days, which began in 1981 when he achieved his first world title. Newville now operates Blues Gym of Grand Rapids, a faith-based organization that provides boxing, kickboxing and martial arts training to “at-risk” youth in West Michigan, as well as provide spiritual leadership.
Newville said hard economic times due to the COVID-19 pandemic have made the operation of his non-profit gym even harder. This boxing event is dubbed Last Call @ 61. All proceeds go to Blues Gym. 4248 Kalamazoo Ave., SE.
Newville said, “we’re doing this for the kids. I’m not fighting for myself. It’s for the kids.”
Dino will also reflect on his troubled early life where he was imprisoned and later released when he came to the aid of a local judge.
RSVP by the Friday, prior to Tuesday if you are planning to attend.
As always FREE PARKING!!!
5/3 bldg (top floor)
111 Lyon St NW
Grand Rapids MI 49503