Alvino Peña, a Quad Cities boxing legend, was loved by many. Some looked up to him, others saw him as a hero, but above all everyone will miss this wonderful man who changed the lives of so many people. Even though Alvino Peña is not with us anymore, his spirit and his teachings live on through others. Mr. Leonard Overstreet, a coach in Peña’s Davenport Boxing Club, is one of those people whose live was changed thanks to Mr. Peña and now he is the one coaching and sharing Alvino Peña’s legacy with younger generations.
To continue Peña’s legacy alive and to maintain the boxing club going there will be Amateur Boxing Show on Saturday November, 15, 2014 at the LULAC Club, located at 4224 Ricker Hill Road in Davenport, IA. The doors will open at 5:00 PM and the fights will begin at 6:00 PM.
“What we get from our community it’s how we survive,” Mr. Overstreet explained.
There will be between 15 to 20 bouts on the night of the fundraiser. Also, everyone attending can participate in 50/50 raffle and tacos and other treats will be available to purchase.
“We would like people to come out and support us,” Mr. Overstreet said.
Alvino Peña helped many young people find their way in life. It is great to know that his lifework will not be forgotten, but rather it will live one through other people. Mr. Overstreet and everyone at Peña’s Davenport Boxing Club invite everyone to this fundraiser event. You can enjoy the fights while helping the local boxing club and remembering the local boxing legend Alvino Peña.
Amateur Boxing Show is on Saturday November, 15 2014 at the LULAC Club, 4224 Ricker Hill Road in Davenport, Iowa. Doors open at 5:00 PM and bouts start at 6:00 PM. Tickets are only $10 and $5 for children 5-12