MMA Event supports Logan G. Smith Foundation

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Sponsors Press Release)– On Saturday, January 29th there will be an amateur boxing and mixed martial arts event to support the Logan G. Smith Foundation of Panama City and it will be held at the Bay P­oint Marriott Resort.

There will be five boxing and five mixed martial arts amateur fights with a $25 general admission and is open to the public and for all ages.

The Logan G. Smith Foundation, established in 1997, is a program designed to get kids, ages 14-21 off the streets. The mission is to help kids visualize a goal and achieve it through hard work, discipline and respect. The Foundation uses competitive training in boxing, Kenpo, Brazilian jujitsu, kick boxing and wrestling (these martial arts make up the fasting growing sport in the world, the Mixed Martial Arts) to get their attention. At this foundation kids are offered a chance to learn and participate in this extremely popular sport free of charge and they can also receive academic tutoring, life coaching, and counseling through qualified professionals.

Once we have their attention, our goal is to let them know that someone is there to help them. That someone cares enough about them to give them special first-hand attention with a goal in their lives that really matters to them. And through this we instill discipline, good character, and a positive attitude to let them know that, with hard work, they DO matter and they CAN succeed in life.

According to Logan G. Smith Foundation Director Tim Cilbrith, “This program is giving the youth of this community an opportunity to train and compete in boxing and mma free of charge,” Cilbrith said. “We keep these kids involved with something that keeps them away from drugs and out of gangs and we are trying to help build responsible young men and woman that will be a benefit to the community.”

All proceeds from the event will go directly to Logan G. Smith Foundation. The Logan G. Smith Foundation, Inc. is a Florida non-profit organization that has been recognized as a charitable organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service since 1997. All donations to the foundation are tax deductible. The mission of the foundation is to promote alternative physical activities and diverse interests for today’s young people.

Logan G. Smith was a young person that exampled the need for diverse activities. Logan had just turned sixteen at the time of his death and he aspired to be a professional skateboarder, played roller hockey and he competed in numerous Tae Kwon Do competitions. At some time during his development, he lost interest in traditional sports like football and baseball.

The event runs from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 CST. Contact Tim Cilbrith at (850) 319-7452 or for more information.

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