Chicago Jewish Lads Put on the Gloves
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Chicago Jewish Lads Put on the Gloves

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An all-round athletic program is being sponsored by the newly-organized Jewish Organized Youth movement here with headquarters at the Jewish People’s Institute. Jewish boys and girls of Chicago and the central states are invited to join in its activities.

Well known characters of the sport world have volunteered to support the athletic committee of the J. O. Y. in promoting its first athletic event, a boxing tournament to be held next month in the gymnasium of the Jewish People’s Institute.

Danny Spunt, featherweight boxer of other days, will help coach the boys. Harry Garbell, 188-pound Golden Glove champion in 1929, also will coach, as well as Leonard J. Sterling, sports announcer for the Illinois Athletic Commission, Central A.A.U. and the Golden Gloves; Joey Medill, former lightweight contender, and John Penn, formerly of Cincinnati, who did most of his fighting in the east.

Al Schwartz, captain of the 1932 American Olympic swimming team and former Northwestern University, Illinois Athletic Club and J.P.I. swimming star, also promised to help in the new organization.

All amateur boxers of Jewish nationality are eligible for the tournament provided they are physically fit and 16 years of age or older. The participants will be divided into two classes, novice and championship and will include all weights from featherweight at 112 pounds to heavyweights at 175 pounds.

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