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WBO ‘Drug Free Kids’ Program Reaches Youth For Holidays

CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO - As part of their “Drug Free Kids” Program, former world champions Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon and Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr., and the World Boxing Organization spend time for the third consecutive year in this Thanksgiving Holiday with kids and youngsters of the Barriada Morales in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

“For three consecutive years we are here in this Thanksgiving Holiday with these boys and girls and we will continue to do so. We want for them to stay away from drugs and all of the problems that are on the street” expressed WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. “It’s a big job that all the people do in this institution for these kids to move forward in life.”

Laura Vicuna Home is a non-profit entity directed by the Daughters of Maria Auxiliadora (Salesiana Sisters) that dedicates to bring kids and youngsters from the age of 4 to 14 to an educational program and prevention in their free time, the programs are divided in Tutoring, Homework and Artistic Projects. Hundreds of boys and girls of the Caguas area participate in it. The WBO sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner and gifts given away in a bingo. 

Also present besides Calderon, Vazquez Jr. and Valcarcel were: Luis Perez (WBO Ratings Chairman); WBO #3 rated super bantamweight Jonathan Oquendo; WBO Latino lightweight champ Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez; and top prospects Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and brothers McWilliams and McJoe Arroyo.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lluisone on 11-23-2011

Let me get this clear .....Calderon has the house rented understand he doesn't have nothing to do for what ever happen in one of the house he rented...he doesnt have a magic ball ......sometimes you dont know people :fingersx:

Comment by flint on 11-23-2011

this has to be some ploy get get valderon back in positive thing with the people. with what was found in one of his house,he's going to need more than this.

Comment by ..WaRSpencE.. on 11-23-2011

The irony that Iron Boy is part of this program. lol

Comment by paulf on 11-23-2011

**** that. If you want to be like your boxing idols, start doing cocaine.

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