THE OSCAR DE LA HOYA FOUNDATION HELD ITS 19th ANNUAL TOY GIVEAWAY TODAY AND
WRAPS UP 2015 SEASON OF GIVING
For Photos and Video of The Toy Giveaway below
LOS ANGELES (December 12, 2015) – The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation held its 19th Annual Toy Giveaway today, at the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, donating more than 1,500 toys to children in the East Los Angeles community. Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions fighters Antonio “Relentless” Orozco, Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez, Frankie “Pit Bull” Gomez, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete, and Chinese Sensation Taishan were all on hand to help distribute toys. The 19th Annual Toy Giveaway was sponsored by Tampico and Frito-Lay and concludes the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation’s season of giving for 2015 which included events focused on giving back to the community.
On Monday, Aug. 10 De La Hoya held the 15th annual Oscar De La Hoya Golf Classic at Lakeside Golf Club. The event, which featured a silent auction along with the celebrity golf tournament, raised thousands of dollars for the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation.
On Friday, Oct. 30 De La Hoya presented new-state-of-the-art boxing equipment valued at thousands of dollars to the youth of Grampa’s Boxing Gym to encourage the youth to continue in their training and lead positive lives away from gang activity and violence. The Foundation, with the support of its corporate partner of the year California Municipal Finance Authority and Everlast, donated to five gyms in Southern California that serve youth in economically disadvantaged communities plagued by gang and drug violence. The equipment will help these local gyms to provide youth in their communities with an opportunity to engage in boxing as an after-school program alternative to gang activities. Recipients of the Foundation’s boxing equipment donations this giving season include Southern California-based boxing gyms Grampa’s Boxing Gym in Westminster, Azusa Boxing Gym in Azusa, Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, Azteca Boxing Club in Bell and Lugo Fitness Center in Cudahy.
On Saturday, November 14, the Foundation hosted its 19th Annual Turkey Giveaway at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School. De La Hoya was joined by star fighters Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr., Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez, Abrham “Chamaco” Lopez, Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez, Jason “El Animal” Quigley, Joet Gonzalez, Roy “Pit Bull” Tapia, and Nick Arce helped distribute hundreds of turkeys, fixings and other products to the East Los Angeles community. The event was made possible by the sponsorship of Guerrero and Mission Foods, Tampico, Coca-Cola, 4 Earth Farms, Bonert’s Pies and Carmelita Chorizo.