Against All Odds
Earlier this year, Columbus, Ohio attracted national attention when a documentary entitled 42 to 1 aired on ESPN, chronicling how James “Buster” Douglas, from Columbus, overcame 42 to 1 odds to become a world champion. Critics are heralding the documentary for its inspiring narrative that transcends sports and offers an instructive message for everyone struggling to overcome adversity in their own lives.
Columbus, Ohio will capture the national spotlight once again when ESPN producers and sports personalities attend the James “Buster” Douglas World Championship 30th Anniversary—celebrating Buster’s historic victory, when he knocked out the seemingly invincible Mike Tyson to become the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. His incredible win is recorded as the greatest upset in boxing history and one of the greatest upsets in all of sports history.
The Celebration Experience
Enjoy an evening with fun people, great food and non-stop entertainment. The evening begins with the historic Mike Tyson VS Buster Douglas World Heavyweight Championship Fight on the big screen. And in between rounds, Buster Douglas will share his fight analysis and never-before-told stories. After the fight, you’ll be treated to dinner and an inspirational keynote address from one of the country’s foremost storytellers. The celebration continues with live entertainment and dancing. Sponsors and donors will be invited to join celebrity guests for an exclusive cocktail reception. The James “Buster” Douglas World Championship 30th Anniversary promises to be one of the premier social events of the season.
Benefiting Our Youth
The James “Buster” Douglas World Championship 30th Anniversary celebration will mark the launch of a strategic initiative that transcends sports. This year-round initiative includes forums, utilizing the 42 to 1 message to help transform the lives of troubled youth, disabled veterans, individuals battling addiction and those fighting against over-whelming odds. The celebration will be a fundraiser for Brightway Center, an established non-profit youth organization that emphasizes character and leadership development.
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