About the event
Founded in 1938, the New Jersey Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing Tournament is a state affiliate of the National Golden Gloves, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the finest boxing training, coaching, and amateur competition. New Jersey Golden Gloves Partners (NJGG) promotes elevated physical fitness and mental fortitude through boxing. Also, as many of our young athletes come from disadvantaged communities, we serve as positive role models and mentors in life.
Through boxing, we highlight principles for a successful life: dedication, discipline, and hard work. We help young people build personal resilience and mental toughness; an element of the sport that is just as important as physical endurance and strength. Consequently, NJGG’s professional-level boxing coaches and trainers help young athletes reach their fullest potential in the ring—and beyond. Entering into 2019, we intend to do even more.
Despite our long history with this state tournament, this is our first year running the tournament as a newly-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. And, while we still focus on competitive amateur boxing and promotion of this exciting sport, we have broadened our mission. We will soon introduce character development, life skills training, and academic supports (homework help and tutoring) for youth and children as young as 8 years old. In fact, surplus revenues from our 2019 tournament will help fuel the planning and launch of New Jersey Golden Gloves Boxing Academy, which will operate in the afternoon to early evening—Monday through Thursday, and on Saturday mornings. Of course, boxing and physical fitness will be central to this program, but equal emphasis will be placed on personal growth and the importance of a good education. It is worth noting, too, that there will be additional sponsorship opportunities connected to this program, including potential naming rights for a new gym facility.
As for the success of our boxing program and the caliber of our coaching staff, New Jersey Golden Glovers won six national boxing titles. NJ Golden Gloves boxers who qualify are now eligible to compete in boxing trials for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. In fact, 2016 Olympic Silver medalist, Shakur Stevenson was a New Jersey Golden Gloves Champion.
Why should you sponsor?
New Jersey Golden Gloves hosts multiple boxing shows throughout the New Jersey and New York City region. These qualifying events, combined with the New Jersey Golden Gloves Championship, directly reach thousands of enthusiastic boxing fans each year.
Public awareness is generated by media outreach for each event, penetrating the number one Designated Market Area in the nation: New York City, Philadelphia, and the mid-Atlantic region. News coverage is picked up both in sports and human interest stories, due to the compelling quest of many of the athletes to achieve this goal. The National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, in which the New Jersey winners compete, receives nationwide news coverage from its base in Salt Lake.
Boxing fans are among the most passionate fans in sports. Through a wide range of age and weight classes, NJGG reaches:
Boys and Girls: Ages 8 – 11
Teen Boys and Girls: Ages 12 – 17
Young Adults: 18 – 24
Adults: 25 – 40
A multi-racial audience, with elevated participation from communities of color ,both genders, and a multi-generational audience…including proud mothers and grandmothers
Did you know?
Boxing's audience has increased from 37.4 million to 250 million
Almost half of Americans, ages 12 and older, are fans of fighting sports (48%)
Hispanic Audience: Boxing is the second biggest sport next to soccer
Female fan base for boxing tripled from 2002 to 2017, 8.5% to 25.2% .
Dan Doyle is President and former franchise owner of the New Jersey Golden Gloves (NJGG) Boxing Tournament. (Starting this year, the tournament will be run by the non-profit entity, NJ Golden Gloves Partners.) Additionally, he is the President of the Board of Directors for NJ Golden Gloves Partners – which gained formal IRS charitable tax-exempt status recognition in 2018.
With over 20 years of active competitive boxing experience as both a boxer and coach, Doyle now serves as the coach of this statewide boxing tournament. He is also a former head trainer and boxing coach with the Middletown Police Athletic League (PAL).
Previously, Doyle served as Coaches Chairman of the USA Boxing New Jersey, where he was in a supervisory position for all amateur boxing coaches in the state. He served as head coach to both the New Jersey State Boxing Team and the New Jersey Golden Gloves Team. Over the past 10 years, Doyle has personally trained 15 Golden Gloves Champions. In 2012, he was voted New Jersey Amateur Boxing Coach of the Year.
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