#Cubs Maddon to host 2 charity events Sept. 2-3
Cubs manager Joe Maddon has two charity events coming up on back to back days as part of his “Respect 90” foundation. On Sept. 2, fans can join Maddon and some of the Cubs players for a charity boxing event at Ringisde at Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 Ravenswood Ave., Chicago. It’ll be a night of amateur boxing, good food and a chance to help Chicago’s youth.
The event will feature several local youth boxers at various skill levels as well as a special main event bout. Tickets are
$300 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Crushers Club’s youth boxing program in Englewood. Maddon’s event was
created to provide Chicago’s inner city children and young adults with opportunities to develop championship attitudes
through sports while encouraging fitness, academic and community engagement.
*On Sept. 3, Maddon and his wife, Jaye, will host a “Spoxing for Charity” pop-up fitness event at Wrigley Field. Spoxing is
a group class which combines spinning and boxing, with a warm-up on stationary spin bikes followed by a heavy bag and
boxing glove workout. Participants will partake in a 45-minute version of the class at historic Wrigley Field.
Epic Boxing & Fitness teamed up with Chicago’s Fitness Formula Club and Everlast to supply attendees with spin bikes and
freestanding heavy bags for the roving Epic “Pop-Up” studio. Chicago’s WADE Yoga will provide a post-workout cool-down
after each session. Each “Spoxer” will receive his or her own boxing wraps, protein bar, water and an Epic workout towel.
Epic Boxing & Fitness will provide the use of boxing gloves and instruction.
Registrants will also be eligible for gift giveaways and VIP swag bags. A donation of $30 is suggested. The event will be
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. Some time slots are already sold out.