Napper's Goal - To produce champions inside and outside of the ring and continue being a non profit organization that serves the community.
Napper's Boxing Club has been supporting the community since 1977 as a non-profit organization providing professional coaching, a boxing gym, and equipment. Now our club is in need of your help to continue and thrive.
Money raised will go towards the following :
- Provide free or cheaper memberships to children and or those less financially fortunate
- Pay entry fee's, travel costs for members competing in tournaments
- Under padding, canvas, corner pads for the boxing ring
- New safety gear especially safety gear for kids (hand wraps, bag gloves, sparring gloves, mouth guards, head gear, groin protectors)
- New fitness equipment (rowing machines, trx, cable machines, medicine balls)
- Purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- New safety gear and equipment for women's classes
- Body armour and new hand pads for coaches
- Maintenance to the boxing club. Such as replacing windows, repairing the ceiling/walls, sink in the kitchen and renovating the washroom
A Brief History
- Ray and Anita Napper let several boxers stay at their home when they needed a place to stay. Including several boxers from different provinces in Canada.
- The Napper family paid for the boxing club solely out of their pockets until 1995. After then a box was placed on the desk and a 1 or 2 dollar donation was asked for per work out, on the honor system.
- In 2004 a monthly due system was put in place to cover hydro etc to completely take the financial burden off the Napper family.
- Napper's coaches are and always have been volunteers. No paid employees in the history of the boxing club.
- The Napper family renovated the boxing club from a house to a boxing club in 1977. All expenses covered by the Napper family.
- Napper's has produced Canadian Champions in every decade since 1980.
- Ray Sr, Jeff and Ray Jr were like second fathers to many young men and women since the clubs existence.
- Many young men and women have learned valuable lessons, helping them become adults with lots of character and integrity.