The AFL-CIO and United Way of the Midlands will host the first annual Blue Collar Boxing event on November 27, 2019 at the Baxter Arena beginning at 7 p.m.

During Blue Collar Boxing, amateur boxers from eight local labor unions will face off in the boxing ring. Proceeds from Blue Collar Boxing will be donated to United Way of the Midlands and the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education to support local labor workers and families in need.

Tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase at bluecollarboxing.org. To purchase a table or suite, contact Kate at kkgotsdiner.ncwde@gmail.com.

United Way and the AFL-CIO have been partners since 1941. Their relationship is built upon their shared desire to better our local community.

United Way and the AFL-CIO will also be hosting a Blue Collar Boxing weigh-in party taking place this Saturday, November 16th beginning at 7 p.m. at Stocks n Bonds, 8528 Park Drive, Omaha, NE 68127. Sponsored by Building Omaha and Stocks n Bonds, this event is free and open to the public. A media alert with more details will follow.

About the United Way of the Midlands United Way of the Midlands (UWM) has served the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro for more than 95 years. Guided by best practices and community input, it approaches poverty in a specific way – a “united” way. With the support of volunteers, community partners and donors, UWM invests 92 cents of every donated dollar in our local community. These dollars fund basic needs, education and financial stability programs at local nonprofits, creating a circle of support for people in need. Please visit unitedwaymidlands.org for more information.

About the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education

The Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education is a nonprofit focused on increasing the qualified workforce in Nebraska, specifically within the trades and growing the trades’ workforce to support the infrastructure of the State of Nebraska.

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