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A4K Boxing Gala at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver

April 13, 2007

By Catherine Barr


The 5th Annual A4K (Athletics for Kids) Gala Fundraising Dinner took place last Friday at Hollyburn Country Club. The sold out, black tie event featured a martini reception, live and silent auctions and five rounds of live sanctioned boxing featuring some of Canada's best amateur boxers. Close to $100,000 was raised which now goes to support needy kids who couldn't otherwise afford to participate in the sports of their choice. Congrats to all involved.

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Before she sang the national anthem, Margot J. Leviton helped sell lucky A4K carabineer keys for a chance to win a Westjet trip for two.
Enjoying the martini reception before dinner were Kelly MacDonald (left), Bob Baker, Lyndell Pizzacalla and Ian Downs.
President and A4K co-founder Craig Knapton rocks out with a Colin James autographed guitar up for bid.
The Knapton clan, featuring A4K president and co-founder Craig Knapton (right), puts up their dukes to fight for the kids.
Former Vancouver Canuck and A4K director Dave Babych (left), teamed up with fellow board members Tara McGuire, of QM/FM fame, and writer/journalist Andrew McCredie to put together this anniversary celebration.
Chris Perry and wife Tricia Bradshaw
Matathon swimmer, A4K frontman and past president Shane Collins enjoyed a night out with his two sons, Brian (left) and Stephen (right), in support of this great cause.
Nathalie Balfour, Shane and Debbie Collins.
Former Canadian national gymnast Nathalie Balfour (left) was among the celebrity athletes in attendance alongside Dr. Deborah Collins, who also sat ringside during the match.



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