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ABOUT THE EVENT

Blue Collar Boxing is an exciting and competitive fundraiser that features local labor union members fighting against each other in the ring. Anyone can buy a ticket to see local union members fight at the Liberty Union Arena (previously the Ralston Arena). All proceeds from the event go to the United Way of the Midlands and the Nebraska Center for Workforce.

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Meet the fighters

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BECOME A SPONSOR

We owe it all to our sponsors. That’s why we make sure they receive great sponsorship benefits.

We’re all fighting for the same thing: a better, stronger and more vibrant community. Hosted by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) with support from United Way of the Midlands, proceeds from Blue Collar Boxing will strengthen our community by supporting the efforts of United Way of the Midlands and the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education. Event proceeds will benefit United Way of the Midlands and the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education.

To learn more about the sponsorship benefits available with each package, click to download the form below.

Get Noticed

Want your business to be recognized in front of a 7,000-person audience? As a sponsor, you’ll receive great visibility – before, during and after the event.

Give Back

 As a sponsor, you empower these local nonprofits to do what they do best – support our neighbors in need and strengthen our local workforce.

Join the Fun

As a sponsor, you’re included in every part of the event – from the pre-party to the post-party. That means you will get to experience the action firsthand.

Become a fighter

Make a difference by signing up today as a union fighter

BecoMe a sponsor

We owe it all to our sponsors. That’s why we make sure they receive great sponsorship benefits


Blue Collar Boxing is an exciting and competitive boxing event featuring local labor union members that raises money for our community.


We’re all fighting for the same thing: a better, stronger and more vibrant community. Hosted by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) with support from United Way of the Midlands, proceeds from the event will strengthen our community by supporting the efforts of United Way of the Midlands and the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education. That means every time you buy a ticket, you’re making a difference right here in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro.

YOU can help fight for people like…

This is Luis, who has been helped by UWM by funded programs.

Luis


His family found support through a United Way funded program after he and his twin sister experienced neglect and other traumas. Through this program he learned mechanisms to cope with some anger issues he was experiencing. Now, he’s a vibrant toddler who understands how to control his emotions and even helps his classmates calm down when they are upset.
This is Cass, who has been helped by UWM with funded programs

Cass


Imagine being pregnant and not having a place to call home. Cass was referred to a United Way-funded program that promotes healthy family behaviors when she was residing in a local shelter. Since starting classes through the program, Cass has finished drug court and obtained her driver’s license. Now, two years later, both she and her son’s father are able to provide for their family.

Stronger Together.

United Way and the AFL-CIO have been partners since 1941. Their relationship is built upon their shared desire to better our local community. This is the first year United Way of the Midlands and the AFL-CIO have joined forces to host this amateur boxing match, which they anticipate becoming an annual event.

frequently asked questions

Anyone and everyone!  It is open to the public.

Anyone who is a member of a union.  You can find out more information and sign up here

 

You can purchase a ticket prior to and the day of the event through the  Lincoln Credit Union Arena.  A link and more information will be posted as soon as tickets go on sale.

There is!  Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the concession stands and bars.

Yes! We will have Blue Collar Boxing branded merchandise available for purchase at the event.

Contact Sarah McMahon, Sr. Event Manager at the United Way of the Midlands at events@uwmidlands.org

 

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