beaconnews
SUITABLE 
Weather Updates

Boxing for a cause

Coach Jesse 'The Law' Torres talks boxer Terrel Jones between rounds bout during charity event benefiting Aurorchapter National Latino Peace

Coach Jesse "The Law" Torres talks to boxer Terrel Jones between rounds of a bout during a charity event benefiting the Aurora chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association scholarship fund. Mary Beth Nolan~For Sun-Times Media

storyidforme: 39977992
tmspicid: 14758096
fileheaderid: 6727662
Article Extras
Story Image

Updated: December 14, 2012 6:17AM



Teens from boxing clubs around Illinois and neighboring states fought for a good cause at the Aurora’s first “Tuition Knock Out” on Sunday afternoon.

The event, sanctioned by the Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club in partnership with the Aurora Police Department’s National Latino Peace Officers Association, raised more than $5,000, according to Aurora Police Sgt. Alfredo Dean. The organization will award scholarship funds at a banquet this winter.

More than 500 people attended the event, he said.

“There was huge support. We had command staff and other officers from surrounding law enforcement offices in attendance,” Dean said.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.