January 18, 2002

Community Youth Athletic Center Celebrates an Undisputed Victory With the Grand Opening of New Boxing Facility

The Community Youth Athletic Center (CYAC) proudly invites San Diegans to attend the grand opening of its new, 3,700 square foot boxing and educational facility located at 1018 National City Boulevard in National City. The official grand opening ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will feature exciting youth boxing exhibitions, food, and tours of the new boxing, computer and tutoring facilities.

CYAC was previously operating out of a 400-square-foot renovated garage in National City and was finding it difficult to provide services to a growing list of interested youth. The CYAC turned to their long time, heavyweight supporter, the Barona Band of Mission Indians who contributed $170,000 towards the purchase of the building. The $100,000 UPS donation also assisted CYAC in finalizing the purchase of their facility. Additional support came from the Holiday Inn South Bay, the National Latino Peace Officers Association and District Attorney Paul Pfingst to help renovate the facility to make this grand opening a reality. With additional space, CYAC will not be able to expand its programs and provide life-changing services to thousands of at-risk youth each year.

"This is truly an undisputed victory for the youth of San Diego County. We couldn't have done it without the support from the Barona Tribe, UPS and so many other local organizations," said Victor Nunez, vice president of the Community Youth Athletic (CYAC) board. "It has been amazing and inspiring to watch local community businesses pitch in and donate their time and resources to help us put together a top notch facility that our kids can take pride in. It is such an exciting time for us and the entire community."

The Community Youth Athletic Center (CYAC) is located at 1018 National City Boulevard, National. Free parking is available at the four-level garage on the corner of 8th Street and National City Boulevard, two blocks from the CYAC. Free shuttle service is available at the four-level garage on the corner of 8th Street and National City Boulevard, two blocks from the CYAC. Free shuttle service is available from the garage to the Community Youth Athletic Center.

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