Unified Combat League (UCL) Becomes Main Sponsor of 'Blaze Kids Challenge' Charity Event

Oct 24, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Chicago, IL - Unified Combat League (UCL), a fast-rising Northwest based MMA promotion, is proud to announce that they will be the main sponsor of this year’s 'Blaze Kids Challenge', a charity event hosted by the ‘Ambassador of Combat Sports’ herself, Racheal Blaze. The event will benefit the Unity Fighters First Foundation, a non-profit that lends support and guidance to young phenoms in combat sports. The '2013 Blaze Kids Challenge’ will take place Oct. 26 at Center-Fit Studio located at 2059 Albright Road in Montgomery, IL.

UCL, along with other major contributors such as Center-Fit, Intimidation Clothing, THE Skate Cartel, Thump Monkey, Elite Gear, AU Graphic Designs, True Prodigy Athletics, Pako Studios, Jimmy Barnes Photography, Full Mount MMA, Optimum Nutrition, Queen Kinetic Music and Gemini Snow, have come together to support Ms. Blaze and her cause. The charity’s motto ‘Unity Fighters First’ represents the importance of everyone in the industry working together – supporting and respecting one another, while always putting the fighters first.

According to Jesse Eller, CEO of UCL, “We are very proud to join other notable organizations to support Ms.Blaze and the Unity Fighters First Foundation. It is an honor to be the main sponsor of this year’s Blaze Kids Challenge and to be associated with a charity that offers guidance and support to young up-and-coming fighters. These young phenoms are the future of the sport. By supporting the ‘Unity Fighters First’ Foundation, we are investing in the future of combat sports.”

Through the Unity Fighters First Foundation (AKA ‘Blaze Kids’), young talented athletes get a great deal of exposure. The exposure garners interest from notable sponsors, presents great networking opportunities and helps them grow their fan base early on. The foundation gives young athletes a great promotional platform. They are recognized for their accomplishments through fun activities like photo shoots, radio shows, interviews and events like the ‘Blaze Kids Challenge’.

The October ‘Blaze Kids Challenge’ will be the first of many and there are many great things in store for the kids, from fun strength & conditioning challenges to delicious food to great prizes! Prizes include CASH, apparel, training gear and even custom skate boards donated by THE Skate Cartel! Admission is only $10 and parking is FREE. All proceeds will go towards covering the cost of the event.

According to 'Unity Fighters First’ Founder Racheal Blaze, “We are very excited about the event! It offers a different type of challenge, one that offers cash prizes to young athletes to take some of the stress off parents and grandparents. It is also a great opportunity for the kids to make connections with other athletes and also with potential sponsors. I am pleased to have the ability to give back and show appreciation for the kids in Combat Sports through 'Blaze Kids'. This is something positive and an event the kids and parents will remember in the years to come!”

During the event young participants will test their physical skills such as power, speed and agility against their peers. There will also be food available for participants and spectators from 12pm to 3pm, along with a live DJ, booth vendors, a silent auction, cash raffles, pictures and more!

Special guests include Windy City Crush head football coach Richard Petroski Jr, several Windy City Crush football players, undefeated Super Middleweight Pro Boxer Mike Kujo Kurzeja (winner of the 2012 WSBC Light Heavyweight title) and several surprise guests will be in attendance.

The ‘2013 Blaze Kids Challenge’ will take place on October 26 at the Center-Fit Studio located at 2059 Albright Road in Montgomery, IL. Registration begins promptly at 10:30am on the day of the event and the challenge will commence at 11am sharp. Running shoes are required. Any workout attire that the participant deems comfortable can be worn. T-shirt will be provided to the first 50 kids by Intimidation Clothing.

For more information on ‘Blaze Kids’, please visit the official ‘Blaze Kids’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RB.Blazekids/info. For more information on this year’s main 'Blaze Kids Challenge' sponsor Unified Combat League (UCL), please visit www.unifiedcombatleague.com.

About Unified Combat League (UCL): Unified Combat League (UCL) is a fast-rising Northwest based MMA promotion that delivers a multifaceted approach to the sport of MMA by offering distinct national platforms for both elite amateur and pro fighters. UCL's amateur shows act as a springboard for the best amateur MMA talent in North America, giving them an arena to showcase their skills and build a solid fight record. UCL's high-profile Pro-Am events showcase the best-of-the best from both levels. The well-established fight promotion hosts high quality MMA events in both the U.S. and Canada. The promotion recently signed a broadcast deal with UFA and will air their first televised event in early 2014. To learn more visit www.unifiedcombatleague.com.

About Unity Fighters First Foundation (AKA 'Blaze Kids'): The Unity Fighters First Foundation (AKA 'Blaze Kids)' is a non-profit organization that lends support and guidance to young phenom’s in combat sports The proud MMA community is comprised of youths of various ages and ethnicities, and as such, 'Blaze Kids' endeavors to commit to a common purpose, and that purpose is to forge an environment of impartial winners and outstanding community examples. 'Blaze Kids' believes that investing in the future of young athletes has to start now, while recruiting many current and former professional MMA, Boxing and Football world champions or contenders to help pioneer and champion their cause. For more information please visit the official ‘Blaze Kids’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RB.Blazekids/info.

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