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OXNARD : Barbecue Will Aid Olympic Hopeful

La Colonia Boxing Club will hold a barbecue to raise funds for local boxer and Olympic hopeful Robert Garcia at the Boys & Girls Club, 126 E. 7th St. in Oxnard, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Robert, 17, will take part in a boxing exhibition, and T--shirts and souvenirs will be on sale. All profits will go toward Robert’s training for the Olympic trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., in June. Oxnard Mayor Nao Takasugi and Councilman Manuel Lopez are expected to attend.

Last week, Robert won the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation’s Southern California District Championship, said Manuel Herrera, a local boxing official who organized the fund-raiser.

Chicken and rib dinners will be served. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults.

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