PROVIDENCE (November 10, 2015) – Undefeated super welterweight Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (22-0, 15 KOs) has never forgotten where he comes from, Providence, and for the second year in a row the 27-year-old former world champion is spearheading a Turkey Drive there.
The group that Andrade founded, The Andrade Team, Inc., is on a mission to provide the Providence community with resources that, unfortunately, have become more scare, conducting various events that have included its aforementioned Turkey Drive.
The Andrade Team has also organized a community clean-up in Providence, provided backpacks and school supplies to more than 500 children, and a safe Halloween candy hand-out.
“Our staff will provide turkeys for those in need as well as the delivery of the turkeys,” Andrade explained. “With the economic climate being what it is today, we understand that more people are in need of some aid. This year we would like to increase the number of turkeys we give away from 500 to 700. I’m asking companies and people for donations to help us reach our goal of $5,500.
“I’m proud of our work and truly appreciate the support we’ve received in the past. It’s tough out there. People are working hard just to survive. This is a way for more fortunate people to show how thankful they really are at Thanksgiving by helping others.”
Donations of any denomination will be gratefully accepted. Checks should be made out to The Andrade Team, Inc. and sent to Demetrius Andrade, P.O. Box 28555, Providence, RI 02908.
Andrade was a 2008 U.S. Olympian and 2007 AIBA World Championships gold medalist.
Follow Demetrius Andrade on Twitter @AndradeATeam.