Fights and Laughs for a Safer Society: ATU Local 113 at a Charity Anti-Violence Boxing Event

To close 2018, ATU Local 113 took part in supporting a boxing event created to help make our society a safer one.

Hosted by One by One, a non-profit organization founded by a group of “formers” (former gang, extremist and organized crime members), the event pitted Gregg Zaun, former Toronto Blue Jay and World Series Champion against Tristan Black, former CFL Player and Grey Cup Champion. All in good spirit and fun, the funds drawn from the event is essential to further develop new programs, continue youth outreach, and extend research around anti-bullying and recidivism.

ATU Local 113 leaves a mark among the crowd at the boxing event.

Those behind One by One think of themselves as ambassadors of change who are “unprompted by the threat of punishment”. From these ambassadors, youth and adults who seek help on anything related to anti-bullying, gang prevention, exit strategies and long-term management find comfort through individualized mentorship.

(From left to right) Marcell Wilson, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of One by One; Carlos Santos, President of ATU Local 113; Bola Olubowale, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of One by One; Savino Griesi of One by One.

(From left to right) Mohammad Rama, Rocco Signorile; Carlos Santos, President of ATU Local 113 and Shawn Grant.

ATU Local 113 is extremely proud of showing support for local organizations that share its core values. Go toOne by One’s homepage to learn more about this unique and heartening non-profit organization!