Youth boxing: Tavares Classic to be held Sept. 17-18

 In Reno Jets Boxing

Get ready for one of the premiere youth boxing events in northern Nevada, as the Tavares Memorial Classic returns Sept. 17-18 at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

The tournament features bouts between up-and-coming youth boxing in various weight classes, in the Junior Olympic, Novice and Senior Open divisions. The action begins at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 18.

Ticket prices are $10 for one day, $17 for both for general admission; $6 for one day, $10 for both days for kids (8-15 years old) and seniors. All proceeds benefit the travel and equipment fund for the Reno Jets Program at the Boys & Girls Club. The Club is located at 2680 E. 9th Street in Reno.

The Tavares Memorial Classic pays tribute to the event’s namesake, the late Ray and Thelma Tavares, who founded the Reno Jets boxing program and helped countless young people succeed in life.

For more information call Terri Strickland at (775) 742-5336 or e-mail

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