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Baseball Mon Aug 31 2015

Spoxing for Charity Event at Wrigley Field

Chicago CubsIn his short time since becoming manager, Joe Maddon has made quite the impression with the Chicago Cubs fanbase and the city of Chicago. The team has defied expectations and is in contention for the playoffs, way ahead of schedule. And if the recent pajamas day after Jake Arrieta's no-hitter is any indication, the team is having a whole lot of fun along the way.

But Maddon's reach has extended beyond the clubhouse, as he likes to give back to the community with various charity events. One of those events will be occurring Thursday, Sept. 3 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs manager and his wife Jaye will be hosting a "Spoxing for Charity" event from 10am to 4pm inside Gate F at the Friendly Confines. This unique sport has become that latest trend in the fitness world.

"Spoxing, the nation's newest fitness craze, is a group class which uniquely combines spinning and boxing, with a warm-up on stationary spin bikes followed by a heavy bag and boxing glove workout," according to a Cubs press release.

The event will also be sponsored by Epic Boxing and Fitness, Chicago's Fitness Formula and Everlast, who will be providing supplies for those that purchase tickets. Participants will be getting their own boxing wraps, protein bar, water and a workout towel from Epic Boxing and Fitness. Proceeds from the event will be going to Joe Maddon's Respect 90 Foundation, a charity that gives Chicago's inner city young adults and children chances to develop their sports skills and to start engagement among the community.

Tickets are priced at $30 and there are classes scheduled for 10am, 11am, noon (sold out), 2pm and 3pm.

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