Fighting for a cause

The Sam Houston State University chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity will be holding its 59th annual “Fight Night” tonight.

The fraternity began hosting the charity-driven event in 1955. Fight Night will take place at Shenanigans and Confetti’s Beach Club at 8 p.m. Attendance typically varies between 1,500 and 2,000 people.

“Fight Night is successful every year,” Sigma Chi fraternity member Shadowhawk Saldana said. “We raise thousands of dollars for the Boys and Girls Club, SHSU and the Huntsman Cancer Society.”

Students participating in the fighting are automatically entered as amateur fighters because Sigma Chi offers classes that allow students to earn a boxing license as amateur fighters. However, the main event of the evening is the professional fight.

“I enjoy Fight Night every year because we have copious amounts of alumni come down and support the cause,” Saldana said. “It brings students together and provides students the opportunity to start a boxing career.”

Admission fees will be $15 at the door, $10 presale or $30 for VIP.

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