Following their successful fundraising effort at Southwest Brawl 7, American Fight League has announced they’ll be doubling down on supporting worthy causes for June 30th’s Southwest Brawl 8.
At Southwest Brawl 8, the AFL will initiate operation “Fight for a Cause”, where the promotion will be partnering with local charities to give back to the communities where the event take place. June 30 the AFL will once again be supporting Team Mia, referee Joel Ojeda’s 2 year old daughters fight against cancer and in addition Big Brother Big Sister Mountain region.
At Southwest Brawl 7 a $1000 was able to be donated to Team Mia. T-shirts with the proceeds going to Team Mia.. When asked what drove AFL to continue to work with Team Mia J. Moore, the AFL COO, said, “Mia is a true fighter and an inspiration. It is an honor and privilege to help and truly moving to see so many people come together to support this wonderful family. The AFL will continue to assist the Ojeda’s and spread Mia’s story to inspire others to continue to fight.”
The partnership between AFL and Big Brothers Big Sisters will allow for the Bigs or mentors to bring their Littles for a night out with a donated VIP table and a meet and greet with the fighters before the event. “AFL sees this as a chance to give back to the youth in the community and encourage these kids to continue to fight for their dreams.” says E. Delgado CEO of AFL.
Southwest Brawl 8 is June 30 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The 16 fight card, featuring fighter from across the southwest is expected to have 12 amateur bouts, two of them title fights, and 4 on the pro side. The main event has Daniel Grado & Steven Ortega meeting in a 180 lbs. catchweight contest.