The City of Greeley’s Rodarte Community Center’s boxing match, Día del Campeón, brought over 500 guests to watch as local boxers squared off in several weight classes on Sept. 16.

 “The event sponsored by the Danny Juarez Foundation was a huge success,” said Recreation Coordinator Dominique Padilla.

 Local Rodarte Club Winner Takes Belt

Owen Montoya won a championship belt in his weight class at the competition. The 9-year-old Jackson Elementary School student was among seven Rodarte Club boxers who competed.

 Rodarte Coaching Staff Background

Head coach Jacob Sanchez and assistants Enrique Garcia and Eduardo Contreras all have ties to the Rodarte Boxing Program. Sanchez and Garcia began their experience as young children in the program. Between them, they have over 28 years of combined experience in boxing.

Boxing Club Sponsorship

Damian Casares, a representative from the Danny Juarez Foundation, attended the event. He said he was honored to be a part of this historic match. He congratulated the boxers on a great exhibition and took a photograph with coaches and participants. The Danny Juarez Foundation has been an integral part of support and funding for the Rodarte Community Center Boxing Club and other youth programs at the facility.

The Rodarte Community Center offers recreational and competitive boxing programs for youth and adults, after-school programming, and special events for the community. For more information on the Rodarte Community Center, call 970-350-9430 or visit

September 27, 2023