Thursday, June 10, 2010

Andy Ganigan Fundraiser - 6/8/2010

On March 26, 2010 former World Champion boxer Andy Ganigan was brutally assaulted leaving him with permanent brain damage. To help with mounting medical expenses, his friends and family held a fundraiser at Ige's Restaurant in Aiea. The outpouring of support was remarkable, a testiment to the legend and legacy that is Andy Ganigan. I'm so glad that I was able to attend and take a few pictures to share with those who couldn't make it to the event, honoring a fighter who once upon a time brought pride to these islands.

7 comments:

Erick said...

Great shots, great tribute to an amazing boxer!

jalna said...

Thanks Erick!

K and S said...

thanks for sharing this, I had no idea this had happened to him.

jalna said...

Kat, I didn't know about it either until I saw an ad for a videographer for the fundraiser. I feel so bad about what happened to him.

Randism said...

me too; didn't hear about it for some reason; did a search and found some info:

http://hisports.blogspot.com/2010/05/andy-ganigan-suffers-permanent-brain.html

what a terrible thing...

tippy said...

OMG...
as I was scrolling down I noticed my sister and her boy in the background of one of your photos....
Thanks for sharing Jalna.

jalna said...

Thanks for the link Rand. I agree it's a terrible thing.

Small island yeah, tippy.