Want to see a high school principal punch someone for a good cause? Then you'll want to see this.
Let’s get ready to rumble!
If you don't know Kryszelda Gorrell (Mendoza), she is the school director at Aurora Science & Tech High School. And, come June 14, she will be entering the ring for a literal fight against cancer.
Gorrell will be participating in the Rumble in the Rockies V, a Haymakers for Hope charity event at the Mission Ballroom. There, she will go head-to-head against an opponent in an effort to represent Aurora Science & Tech High School while raising money to help the fight against cancer.
According to Gorrell, she is participating in the sanctioned boxing event because she wants to “model for (her) students and community that we can step out of our comfort zone and learn new things.”
“I also want to integrate into our community, which is why I've chosen to train in Aurora at House of Pain East,” Gorrell said. “We want to continue to build pride in our community, and I think that fighting is a great way to continue to build pride for AST and Aurora.”
AST is one of only six public schools in the country located on a major medical campus, which Gorrell says has given Aurora Science & Tech students a unique opportunity to “have a one-of-a-kind education focused in the biosciences.”
“I am so humbled to lead this phenomenal school, and one of the topics my students are most interested in is cancer and cancer research,” Gorrell said. “We've had many experiences with the AMC Cancer Research Center, and fighting to raise money for cancer is one way I can honor my students and the AMC Cancer Center.”
The event starts at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $85 or get VIP tickets for $150.
Supporters can also donate here or pick up some merch here to help Gorrell meet her fundraising goal.