MEDIA ALERT

WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION KEITH THURMAN TO VISIT SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN-TAMPA, THURSDAY, JULY 2

Inspiration and Beating the Odds: Undefeated Champion to Share his Story with the Children at Shriners in Advance of his “PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON ESPN” Fight at USF Sun Dome

WHO: Keith Thurman, Welterweight World Champion, Tampa/St Petersburg resident.

Leon Margules, President, Warriors Boxing & Promotions, promoter of the July 11 fight card at USF’s SunDome, Dan Birmingham, Head Coach, Keith Thurman and owner of St. Pete Boxing Club

WHAT: Thurman and his team will be bringing Thurman’s world title belt, as well as boxing memorabilia and training gear to share his inspirational journey to becoming a world champion with the brave, strong children served by Shriners Hospital. Thurman entered the sport at the age of 7 in Clearwater, FL and has been primed for stardom ever since. His unbeaten record of 25 wins, 21 by knockout, has earned him the respect of the boxing world and consideration as one of the top ten pound-for-pound fighters in the world. The unbeaten Clearwater native will share his story of dedication, hope and inspiration with the children served by Shriners Hospital. Patients and staff will enjoy a meet and greet with the champion as Thurman delivers #TeamThurman gear in advance of his July 11 fight PBC on ESPN fight at the USF SunDome.

WHEN: Thursday, July 2, 10:45 a.m. to noon.

WHERE: Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa
12502 USF Pine dr. Tampa FL 33612
813-972-2250

ABOUT SHRINERS HOSPITAL:
More than 50,000 children have received orthopedic specialty care in a family-centered environment at Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Tampa since opening in October 1985. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa continues to focus on providing the highest quality pediatric medical care to children regardless of the families’ ability to pay and relies on the generosity of donors to its mission. Located on the University of South Florida campus, the Tampa location is a major referral center for complex and highly specialized orthopedic treatment for children throughout the region of Florida and South Georgia.

CONTACT/MEDIA CREDENTIALS:
For Shriners Hospital:
Jamie Santillo, Shriners Hospital
jsantillo@shrinenet.org, 813-972-2250 x7642

For Keith Thurman:
Hanna Bolte, Bolte Media
Hanna@bolte.media; 310-497-5586

For USF Sun Dome:
Allison Dobin
dobin@usf.edu; 813.974.8924

For Warriors Boxing:
Andre Courtemanche, Big Buzz Media
bigmediabuzz@msn.com