The Coupe Celebrates 11th street Boxing Program June 11th

2 June 2012, Belfast Beltway Boxing Project official weigh in and boxing event at the Wardman Park Marriot, Washington DC
Photo of Malik Jackson courtesy Natalie Avery

From an email:

Join The Coupe (11th and Monroe St, NW) and the 11th street business community in celebrating Lime Lite Boxing and Fitness, a Columbia Heights boxing program that trains champion boxers and provides a safe haven to local youth.

Just steps from all the great new restaurants on 11th Street, Lime Lite has had tremendous success this year and the community is coming together to congratulate them. One of Lime Lite’s star fighters, Malik Jackson, recently won the 2013 USA national championships and secured a spot on the Olympic training team. Another, Greg Newby, is rising up the pro ranks with a 7 and 0 record with 4 knock outs.

The event features a screening of Into the Lime Lite, a documentary short that follows Malik as he prepares for a tough match in the Belfast Beltway Classic. The soundtrack includes music from local band Buildings and Brendan Canty (Death Fix, Fugazi) Special features and trailers can be found on the Into the Lime Lite Facebook page.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Lime Lite coaches and fighters. We will also be giving away Lime Lite posters designed by Nick Pimentel.

Throughout the evening, enjoy drink specials, meet Lime Lite’s star fighters, and enter a raffle with great prizes from 11th street businesses. Raffle prizes include tickets to the august 17 Thievery Corporation show at 930 club, boxing lessons and gift certificates from Wonderland, Meridian Pint, kangaroo boxing club and Room 11.

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