Gloves Up For Grayson Boxing Event Raises Funds For Rare Disease Treatment Research

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Local nonprofit Grayson’s Ladder invites friends and neighbors in Chattanooga and surrounding communities to attend Gloves Up for Grayson, a boxing event at the Chattanooga Convention Center on June 2 benefiting Grayson’s Ladder. Doors open at 6 p.m. Boxing starts at 7 p.m. 

The family-friendly event, presented by SunTrust Private Wealth and hosted by YMCA YCAP and Southpaw Productions, will feature an amateur undercard of Junior Olympics regional champs. The main event consists of two bouts with local boxing pros, Roger “The Hitman” Hilley and Joseph “2Fast” Francisco. 

General admission tickets for adults are $20 each. Tickets for those age 18 and under are $10 each. VIP ringside tables with seating for eight are available for purchase through Friday for $500. VIP tables include dinner for the eight attendees. VIP table and general admission tickets can be purchased online at graysonsladder.org/glovesup. General admission tickets will also be available at the door. 

“We are so grateful to YMCA YCAP and Southpaw Promotions for putting on this event to help Grayson’s Ladder raise money to fight Alexander Disease,” said Laura Ledbetter, Grayson’s Ladder founder. “We invite the Chattanooga area community to join us at Gloves Up for Grayson for a fun night out supporting a life-saving mission.” 

Concessions will be available for purchase at the event, along with Gloves Up for Grayson and Grayson’s Ladder T-shirts. A free temporary tattoo station is also planned for kids and kids at heart.

Grayson’s Ladder is a local organization committed to advancing research towards a treatment and eventual cure of Alexander Disease, a rare, regressive neurological disease that is fatal. The organization is named for Grayson Ledbetter, a local five-year-old who was given terminal diagnosis of Alexander Disease in 2017. Since the inception of Grayson’s Ladder in late 2017, the group has raised over $150,000 to help fight the deadly disease. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit graysonsladder.org/glovesup.


Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Has Summer Day Camps

CDOT Announces Events And Road Closures June 20-23

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses


Children in grades 4 – 6 are invited to participate in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park’s 2019 summer day camp at Chickamauga Battlefield and/or at Lookout Mountain Battlefield. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following events and road closures: Thursday, June 20 Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed ... (click for more)

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: DANIEL REECE RAY MARGARET MONTGOMERY LIGON 1308 ELFIN RD 1308 ELFIN RD LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, GA 30750 LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, GA ... (click for more)


Happenings

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Has Summer Day Camps

Children in grades 4 – 6 are invited to participate in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park’s 2019 summer day camp at Chickamauga Battlefield and/or at Lookout Mountain Battlefield. This year the park will conduct its Chickamauga Battlefield camp from Tuesday, July 9, to Friday, July 12, and will meet each day at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. The Lookout ... (click for more)

CDOT Announces Events And Road Closures June 20-23

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following events and road closures: Thursday, June 20 Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Thursday, June 20 from 2-11 p.m. This closure will be in effect each Thursday evening through Feb. 27, 2020. LUAU at Cooper's Alley // Summer Solstice Edition // Pop-Up - Cooper's ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Police Charge Jason Ansley In Wreck On Main Street In Which 9-Year-Old Boy Was Killed; Going 62 MPH In 35 MPH Zone

Chattanooga Police have arrested 38-year-old Jason Ansley in a June 7 wreck on Main Street in which 9-year-old Liam Haddock was killed and two other family members injured. Police said it was determined that Ansley was traveling 62 mph in a 35 mph zone and he was caught on video running a red light at S. Orchard Knob just prior to the 9:08 p.m. crash. Police said Ansley, who ... (click for more)

Smedley, Bankston Say They Are No Votes On Property Tax Increase

Two County Commission members on Monday told members of the Pachyderm Club that they are no votes on a property tax increase. Sabrena Smedley, who currently chairs the commission, said there are a number of unanswered questions about the school system, including how the latest test scores will turn out and how much in repairs the schools will face under a new study. She said ... (click for more)

Opinion

Earl Freudenberg: Remembering 3 Friends (Glenn Draper, Marshall Roberson And Betsy Anderson)

Waking up this Sunday morning (Father's Day), I learned of the passing of three friends who had an impact on my life - Glenn Draper, Marshall Roberson and Betsy Anderson. Glenn was a guest on my radio program many times. He and his musicians represented Chattanooga around the world. In the 50's, Glenn had a national weekly radio program on NBC. He recorded several dozen CD's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW Needs Big Repairs

The banner headline on Monday morning read, “Gov. Lee, top Republicans celebrate failed UAW bid to unionize Volkswagen,” and that’s the second-worst thing that the headline could have said. The worst, of course, is if the UAW had won, and the Detroit-based union that lost 35,000 members last year would be revived -- breaking a hole into the tight wall of foreign-owned auto assembly ... (click for more)