James “Buster” Douglas World Championship 30th Anniversary Celebration

  • When: February 7, 2020 at 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Where:

    Hyatt Regency Columbus
    350 N High St
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Hosted By: Brightway Center
  • Event Type: Member Hosted  Member  

Earlier this year, Columbus, OH attracted national attention when a documentary entitled “42 to 1” aired on ESPN, chronicling how James “Buster” Douglas, from Columbus, overcame 42 to 1 odds to become a world champion. Critics are heralding the documentary for its inspiring narrative that transcends sports and offers an instructive message for everyone struggling to overcome adversity in their own lives.

Columbus, OH will capture the national spotlight once again when ESPN producers and sports personalities attend this 30th Anniversary celebration. The evening begins with the historic Mike Tyson VS Buster Douglas World Heavyweight Championship Fight on the big screen. And in between rounds, Buster Douglas will share his fight analysis and never-before-told stories. After the fight, you’ll be treated to dinner and an inspirational keynote address from one of the country’s foremost storytellers. The celebration continues with live entertainment and dancing. Sponsors and donors will be invited to join celebrity guests for an exclusive cocktail reception.

This event will mark the launch of a strategic initiative that transcends sports. This year-round initiative includes forums, utilizing the 42 to 1 message to help transform the lives of troubled youth, disabled veterans, individuals battling addiction and those fighting against over-whelming odds. The celebration will be a fundraiser for Brightway Center, an established non-profit youth organization that emphasizes character and leadership development.


Join us for an evening with fun people, great food and non-stop entertainment AND support our youth too! The James “Buster” Douglas World Championship 30th Anniversary promises to be one of the premier social events of the season.

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