Baisa’s Retirement Roast Raises $10K for Southside Boxing

November 14, 2016, 1:01 PM HST · Updated November 14, 1:04 PM
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From left: Baisa Retirement Party Chair Sharon Zalsos, Councilmember Gladys Coelho Baisa, Nante Manganan, Dawn Manganan. PC: Keith Regan.

From left: Baisa Retirement Party Chair Sharon Zalsos, Councilmember Gladys Coelho Baisa, Nante Manganan, Dawn Manganan. PC: Keith Regan.

Councilmember Gladys Coelho Baisa presented a donation of $10,530.88 to the Southside Boxing Club of Maui, Inc., a nonprofit organization established in 1996 by Nante Manangan.

The check was presented at the War on the Valley Isle 5 MMA event held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the War Memorial Gym in Wailuku.

PC: Southside Boxing Club of Maui Inc.

PC: Southside Boxing Club of Maui Inc.

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The funds presented by Baisa were the net proceeds raised from a retirement party held on Sept. 22 in her honor for 10 years of service as a councilmember and many years of service to her community through Maui Economic Opportunity, Ltd.

“I love all that Nante and Southside Boxing Club of Maui Inc. do to instill hope, goodwill, sportsmanship, and good character in the fighters that Nante trains through fundamentals in the sport of boxing,” said Baisa. “These monies donated to this nonprofit organization will help defray expenses to send Maui’s youth to participate and compete in national boxing competitions, goodwill games, and the Olympics.”

“We appreciate all that Councilmember Baisa has done and continues to do to support our nonprofit boxing club. It’s thanks to supportive individuals such as Councilmember Baisa that Maui’s youth will be able to compete in off-island competitions” said Manangan.

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