$9 – $200

Verbal Boxing - A Benefit for Midtown Youth Academy

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Busboys and Poets

2021 14th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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Join the friends of Midtown Youth Academy for a fun evening of lyrical sparring, music, poetry, and comedy at the original Busboys and Poets location at 14th & V Streets, NW. Tickets are only $20 (or $9 for College Students) for this benefit show raising funds for renovations and new equipment at MYA, which has been operating on 14th Street for over 40 years.

Spoken word poets will compete in a slam competition, rappers will battle, comedians will make you laugh, and the DJ and musicians will keep us all grooving.

MYA team will be in attendance, including ...

  • Founder - Eugene "Thunder" Hughes
  • Board Chair - Gloria Lee
  • CEO - Khalia Jackson
  • Community Outreach - Dustin Canter

Full dinner and drinks service will be available.

Reserve a VIP booth for you and your team for only $200 (seats 4-5 people). VIP booths come with a quarter-page advertisement in the program and recognition online at MidtownYouthAcademy.org as well as a shoutout from the stage during the event.

MYA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax deductible.

For questions or more information, please email Boxing@MidtownYouthAcademy.org

ABOUT MIDTOWN:

Founded in 1977 by Eugene R. Hughes, a boxing trainer and drug abuse counselor who was acutely aware of the conditions that led DC youth to get involved in drug addiction and crime, the Midtown Youth Academy has provided boxing lessons as a therapeutic recreational outlet and an after-school tutoring program in test preparation, technology, arts, entrepreneurship, and other skills for DC youth.

PERFORMERS:

Brandon Douglas (poet/rapper) CONFIRMED

Yung Trae (rapper) PENDING

Jonathan B. Tucker (poet) CONFIRMED

DJ Black Santa (DJ) PENDING

Geminye (poet/rapper) CONFIRMED

Stef (rapper) CONFIRMED

Kay Franks (rapper) CONFIRMED

Ayinde Grimes (poet/rapper) CONFIRMED

Shawn “PeeWee” Neverson (comedian) CONFIRMED

Anthony Oakes (comedian) CONFIRMED

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