November 27, 2019

Baxter Arena


The winner? Our community!


Pack the arena...for a cause.
Blue Collar Boxing is an exciting and competitive boxing event featuring local labor union members that raises money for our community.

Hosted by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) with support from United Way of the Midlands, proceeds from the event will strengthen our community by supporting the efforts of United Way of the Midlands and the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education.

Stronger Together

United Way and the AFL-CIO have been partners since 1941. Their relationship is built upon their shared desire to better our local community. This is the first year United Way of the Midlands and the AFL-CIO have joined forces to host this amateur boxing match, which they anticipate becoming an annual event.


Make a difference by supporting local unions and neighbors in need.

Get Tickets

Ticket sales go live on September 2nd. Check back then!

Additional Seating

Looking for something special? Explore ringside and table options.

Vendor Booth

Get the word out there about your business, products and more. Email to express interest and for more information.


We owe it all to our sponsors. That’s why we make sure they receive great sponsorship benefits.

Get Noticed

Want your business to be recognized in front of a 7,000-person audience? As a sponsor, you’ll receive great visibility – before, during and after the event.

Give Back

Event proceeds will benefit United Way of the Midlands and the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education. As a sponsor, you empower these local nonprofits to do what they do best – support our neighbors in need and strengthen our local workforce.

Join the Fun

As a sponsor, you’re included in every part of the event – from the pre-party to the post-party. That means you will get to experience the action firsthand.


United Starts with You. Help us fight for a better future for our neighbors.
We’re all fighting for the same thing: a better, stronger and more vibrant community.  

Proceeds from Blue Collar Boxing will be donated to United Way of the Midlands and the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education. This means that every time you buy ticket, you’re making a difference right here in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro.

YOU can help fight for people like…


His family found support through a United Way funded-program after he and his twin sister experienced neglect and other traumas. Through this program he learned mechanisms to cope with some anger issues he was experiencing. Now, he’s a vibrant toddler who understands how to control his emotions and even helps his classmates calm down when they are upset.


Imagine being pregnant and not having a place to call home. Cass was referred to a United Way-funded program that promotes healthy family behaviors when she was residing in a local shelter. Since starting classes through the program, Cass has finished drug court and obtained her driver’s license. Now, two years later, both she and her son’s father are able to provide for their family.

About United Way of the Midlands

United Way of the Midlands has served the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro for more than 95 years. Guided by best practices and community input, this nonprofit 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 110 nonprofit programs that create a circle of support for people in need. When our neighbors have access to basic needs, education and financial stability supports, they can start down the path to independence and success.

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.


Fight to make a difference by signing up today as a union fighter.


We couldn't do this without you. Thank you for supporting our community and labor workers!



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