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Date: February 6, 2014                                                                                         PIO Number: 14-2-7

It’s only February but Jordon Murphy, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Lions Creek Middle School in Deerfield, has already had an amazing year. As a member of the Broward Sheriff's Office’s Police Athletic League (PAL) program, Murphy won top honors as boxing champ at the National Silver Gloves Tournament in Missouri.

January 30 - February 1, 2014

National Silver Gloves Tournament

19677 E. Jackson Drive

Independence, Missouri

Murphy has worked long and hard to achieve one goal, to be the best. This year, he competed in a series of national boxing competitions and came out as the national champ for his class. Murphy trained extensively with his coach, Steve Collazo, and had to win several local and regional boxing matches in order to make it to the nationals.

He won the Silver Gloves State Tournament in early December 2013 in Fort Pierce, making him the Florida State Silver Glove 80 lb., 14-15 years-of-age champ. Murphy then won the Regional Silver Gloves competition in early January in Maryland, making him the Region 3 champ and advancing him to the Silver Gloves Nationals held in Independence, Missouri. Just last week, he won the National Silver Gloves Tournament and was ranked #1 in the country.

BSO’s Police Athletic League provides youth an opportunity to stay out of trouble by participating in sports and other activities after school or during the summer. The activities are structured to attract all youth regardless of their previous athletic abilities. PAL's goal is to provide them with activities that build character and self-esteem, foster positive relationships, enhance self-awareness and promote good citizenship. BSO is proud of all of Jordon Murphy’s hard work and determination and congratulates him on being #1.

All PAL programs are free of charge. All participants must be currently in a school or home schooled. For more information, contact BSO Deputy Butch Santy at (954) 778-0174.

Gina Carter/PIO
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Posted At: 02/06/2014 01:30 PM


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