North Carolina Lightweight Championship @ The Durham Armory
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Raging Babe and Hall of Fame Matchmaker Russell Peltz have assembled what could be the best professional boxing card North Carolina has seen this year. The event, October 19th at Durham Armory, features a Durham vs. Charlotte matchup for the North Carolina Lightweight Championship. Marko “Bull City Bully” Bailey (5-0, 3KO) and Stevie “The Answer” Massey (4-1, 4KO) are on a collision course – it is rare in boxing to see two local prospects with everything to lose lay it on the line this early in their careers, and this matchup is sure to have fans on their feet and a belt on one of these two warriors’ waists.

In the co-feature, Joseph Jackson (8-0, 6KO) and Monreco Goldston (5-0-1, 3KO) put their undefeated records on the line in an explosive six round matchup. Also on the card, local Mexican favorite Carlos Olmeda faces New York’s Vinnie Denierio, and Donnie Marshall steps up versus experienced veteran Marcos Primera. Other local talent on the card includes Nate Williams and Blake Mansfield in separate bouts.

This press conference is open to the public, and fans are encouraged to attend.

Positive Impact for Kids 5K presented by Duke Health @ Southern Community Park
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

My name is Leanne Joyce and I am the 18-year-old President of the 501(c)(3) Positive Impact for Kids. I have raised over $100,000 and purchase items from pediatric hospital wish lists to improve the hospital experience for children and teens.

The Chapel Hill Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office are partnering with Positive Impact for Kids to facilitate our second annual 5K (walk/run) fundraiser and Chase the Chief Fun Run for kids. Chief Chris Blue of the Chapel Hill Police Department will give the kids (age 12 and under) a one minute head start and then race them in a clock timed one mile run. All pre-registered fun run participants will receive a prize!

Top prizes will be presented to the 5K first, second, and third place male and female by Fleet Feet and Omega Sports. The 5K will start at 1pm and the fun run will start at 2:15pm. The 5K will be professionally chip timed and managed by Cardinal Race Services.

All proceeds will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital and UNC Children’s Hospital.