’Brawl for a Cause’ leading a conversation about mental health for Cleveland youth

Brawl for a cause leading a conversation about mental health for Cleveland youth

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Mental health is often a taboo topic for men, a few community leaders want to change that.

The folks over at Little Giants Fitness in Euclid are partnering with GT Sports and Fitness to put on a fight to raise awareness about the sensitive subject.

The event is titled ‘Brawl for a Cause’ and is set to take place on Aug. 3 at Euclid Heights football stadium.

Brawl for a Cause
Brawl for a Cause (Source: Little Giants)

Renowned fitness trainer Phil Weeden will be one of the fighters in attendance.

It will be his amateur debut; his last bout he shocked the crowd when he knocked out his opponent in just 13 seconds.

On the day-to-day Weeden is a fitness trainer and uses his outlet to inspire others from his gym in South Euclid.

Since he started training he’s found the ring as a safe haven.

As a person who battles depression this upcoming fight is personal.

“We have to talk about it. - I love it because it helps me with my situation.”
Phil Weeden

Weeden will be the main event that night, fighting alongside local kids who will also have something to prove.

“Boxing is helping our young boys and girls with building self-esteem, and confidence as well as tackling health and weight issues,” mental skills, Calvin Love of Little Giants said.

Tickets for the event are as low as $10 for students and $25 for general admission.

Follow Dominique Paramore to keep up with details as the fight approaches.

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