Boxing bouts fund charitable foundation

Oak Bay firefighters raise funds for a number of charitable causes

Oak Bay firefighters stop for a photo with CFAX Santas Anonymous mascot Santa Bear while assembling hampers to deliver to those in need last month.

Oak Bay firefighters stop for a photo with CFAX Santas Anonymous mascot Santa Bear while assembling hampers to deliver to those in need last month.

A pair of Oak Bay firefighters won their bouts over comrades from Victoria Fire but the real winners are both departments’ charitable foundations.

Cody Brown and Brad Trenholm each won their bout at Fight 4 The Cause III in November.

“I am officially retired 1-0,” said Trenholm.

The social boxing event organized by Studio 4 Athletics in Victoria raised $25,000, and Oak Bay Charitable, which made a deal with Victoria Fire Fighters Charitable to share funds, will get $2,500 for their foundation.

Recent donations by the OBFFCF include $1,000 to the B.C. Burn Fund while volunteering at Bright Nights in Stanley Park and $1,500 to Monterey middle school to support education.

With the fight night behind them, Oak Bay firefighters and their cohorts from around the region also took time to help deliver CFAX Santas Anonymous hampers to 1,400 Greater Victoria families the weekend prior to Christmas. They also donated $1,500 to Oak Bay Volunteer Services, $200 to ALS, $1,500 to Willows elementary, and  five $500 bursaries to Oak Bay High students.

 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com