Calling all Alumni! This is a landmark year for Notre Dame Boxing, as 2020 marks the 90th annual Bengal Bouts!
Bengal Bouts means a lot to a lot of people, and if you participated in the past as a boxer or just supported from the stands, read on below about this year’s bouts and Reunion.
They just concluded the preliminary round of the tournament, and the quarters, semi’s and finals will take place over the following dates and times:
- Quarterfinals: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 7:00pm EST in the Dahnke Ballroom
- Semifinals: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:00pm EST in the Dahnke Ballroom
- Finals: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:00pm EST in the Joyce Center
Additionally, in celebration of the club’s 90th year, they will be hosting a Bengal Bouts Reunion starting at 6:00 pm EST on February 28th at Foley’s in O’Neill Hall.
Weigh-ins for the following night’s finals will take place at the reunion, starting at 7:00 pm EST.
Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for more event details at bengalbouts.nd.edu and Notre Dame Men’s Boxing on Facebook! If you already intend on attending the Reunion, please fill out this form.
A note from Parker Revers, the President of the Notre Dame Men’s Boxing Club for 2019-2020, about the club below:
In addition to learning to box, we have 178 young men this year who are tirelessly fundraising for parishes in rural Bangladesh. Last year, our club raised $146,000, funding a new basketball court at the Khallipur parish to provide children with a fun and safe environment, as well as the APON and Baraca Rehabilitation Centers for Addicts, which are resident facilities that target underprivileged, youth addicts as young as age five. Bengal Bouts donations covered all of the children’s food, housing, and elementary classes during rehab.That’s a nice footprint, but like any good organization, our club must be progressive in nature – each successive footprint must be larger and deeper. Our goal for 2020 is to raise $200,000 to build a computer lab in every parish, providing internet access— and meaningful educational opportunities—to those in need.