ORANGE WALK TOWN, Thurs. Jan. 11, 2018– The Sixth Annual Boxie Perrera Basketball Marathon tips off on Sunday, January 14, at the Orange Walk Multipurpose Complex. The tournament is for Junior teams, (19 and Under) and Seniors (20 and above). This tournament has been won three times by San Pedro Tiger Sharks. Trophies and cash prizes will be distributed after the Marathon. For further information, contact Ladrick “Mad Bull” Shephard at 671-8902.
The tournament is being held in memory of the late Rodolfo “Boxie” Perrera, who was a great person in the Orange Walk Town community. He sponsored many sporting events in the town, including basketball, which he played.
The Boxie Basketball Marathon is organized by Ladrick “Mad Bull” Shephard, a local sports activist in Orange Walk Town. Mr. Perrera was one of the persons who supported and sponsored all the sporting events for Mad Bull Shephard.
Unfortunately, in January of 2012, Mr. Perrera was killed as he was going home after work. So, as a token of appreciation to his family and friends, (“People Power”) Ladrick “Mad Bull” Shephard has been doing this tournament for the past five years, with the donations that he receives from the Orange Walk community. This will be his 6th Boxie Marathon. Teams from Corozal, Belize, Belmopan and San Pedro come to participate in the Marathon. It’s 7 players on a team; you pay $25.00, and he gives the teams a plate of food. This year he is doing a Junior and a Senior Marathon.