Former Professional Boxer Christy Martin To Keynote Concord University Foundation Charleston Dinner

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 28 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu

www.concord.edu

 

After 4 p.m.

pitzer@concord.edu

304-384-5211

 

FORMER PROFESSIONAL BOXER CHRISTY MARTIN TO KEYNOTE

CONCORD UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION CHARLESTON DINNER

 

 

ATHENS, W.Va. – Former world champion boxer and Concord alum Christy Salters Martin will be the keynote speaker for the Concord University Foundation Charleston Dinner.

The dinner, which is one of the Foundation’s major fundraisers of the year, will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Charleston (W.Va.) Marriott Town Center. A reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund scholarships and other campus projects.

A native of southern West Virginia, Martin played basketball at Concord and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She got her introduction to competitive boxing by entering and winning a local Toughwoman contest.

In the professional arena she rose to worldwide success, fame and prominence, elevating the sport of boxing for women to a new level.  Her time in the ring and in the spotlight generated a list of national television appearances and landed her on the cover of Sports Illustrated in April 1996. She was also the first female inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the Charleston Dinner are $125 per person. Along with individual seating, tables and sponsorships of the event are also available. Advance reservations are required.

For more information, to purchase tickets or arrange a table sponsorship, call 304-384-6266.

Visit www.concord.edu/cufoundation/charlestondinner to purchase sponsorships and tickets online.

 

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Christy Salters Martin

 

 

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