Meet Boxing Great Julio César Chávez July 19th at The Mexican Museum Historic Dedication Ceremony & Cornerstone Presentation
Free for the entire family
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:30 – 11:30 am Jessie Square, adjacent to 706 Mission Street (between 3rd & 4th Streets) San Francisco, California
The July 19th Dedication Ceremony & Cornerstone Presentation for The Mexican Museum will feature a truly exciting special guest: former world champion boxer, Julio César Chávez! Chávez is a Mexican six-time world champion professional boxer and widely considered one of the greatest fighters of all time.
A champion in three divisions — super featherweight, lightweight, and light welterweight – Chavez’s fighting career spanned 25 years (1980 – 2005). He still holds world records for the longest undefeated streak in boxing history (13 years), the highest number of fights for a world title (37), the most title fight victories (31), the most successful world title defenses (27), and the second most title defenses won by knockout (21). It’s no wonder that he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.
Bring your friends and family!
In honor of this historic event, Chávez will give away 100 pairs of autographed kid’s boxing gloves during the ceremony. First come, first served! Donations will be graciously accepted and go to The Mexican Museum fund.
The Mexican Museum Dedication Ceremony & Cornerstone Presentation will run from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19th at Jessie Square, adjacent to 706 Mission Street (between 3rd & 4th Streets), in San Francisco, California.
Something for everyone!
Other special guests for this event include acclaimed author Veronica Monterrubio, who will sign and give away 100 copies of her latest children’s book, El Árbol o Recuento de una Vida Inanimada; renowned flautist Elena Durán, who will give a concert and present 100 free copies of her latest Mexican music CD, “Mi México Lindo;” and a talented group of Mexican Huichol Indian artists, who will amaze you with their colorful folk art demonstrations. Note: All giveaways are first-come, first-served. Donations are welcome and go to The Mexican Museum fund.
Show your support!
We invite everyone to support The Mexican Museum by becoming new members, or by joining the Builders’ Society online or by mailing a check to: The Mexican Museum, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building D, San Francisco, CA 94123.
Construction of 706 Mission, a luxury residential development, and The Mexican Museum is underway, including the rehabilitation of the Aronson Building by the museum’s developer, Millennium Partners. Building development and construction will continue over the next three years. The Mexican Museum will occupy the first four floors of the new 510-foot tower at Jessie Square.
The Mexican Museum is a partner of MEX I AM: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT, a multidisciplinary art and cultural festival that is organized by the San Francisco Consul General of Mexico.