Godsmack frontman Sully Erna’s Scars Foundation has donated $12,500 to the Inner-City Youth Boxing Program at Thrive Boxing and Fitness in Londonderry, NH. As part of the donation, three young students will be given one-year scholarships to Thrive Boxing Gym. A portion of the funds will also be used to upgrade some of the gym’s equipment.
“The Scars Foundation was established to raise money and bring awareness on a global level to mental health issues. We are battling everything from addiction to severe depression, bullying, suicide prevention and more.
I’ve seen the positive impact Coach Julio Peña at Thrive Boxing has on his young students with my own eyes, and I feel that not only does his work help develop these young athletes into better athletes, but it teaches these kids how to be better mentors themselves for the next generation of kids that will need the same guidance in choosing the right paths in life.”
The program also received donations from UFC President Dana White, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation Executive Director Jim Wahlberg, and the fundraising event, “Scars For Scars,” which was put on by Peter Czymbor’s Boston Boxing Promotions. Czymbor said the following:
“While this summer’s past pro-boxing event we did in conjunction with The Scars Foundation was fun and exciting for everyone, at the end of the day the event was to raise money. It is so appropriate and fitting with the spirit of both The Scars Foundation and Boston Boxing Promotions to see a donation being made to this inner-city youth boxing and fitness program that’ll help youth members with both physical fitness and life lessons. I’m sure we’ll see some good athletes created as a result of this program, but more importantly, youth who will grow up to be productive citizens.”
Godsmack’s Sully Erna will be serving as a professionally licensed cornerman during the upcoming “Scars For Scars” professional boxing event. The event will take place on August 16 at Nashua Community College and Erna will be working with two-time national PAL amateur champion David Tubbs as he makes his professional debut against Ranieri Souza.
Trainer Joseph “Hoss” Janik (KnuckleHeadz Boxing) will be joining Erna in Tubbs’ corner and he had the following to say about working with the musician:
“I recently met Sully through a mutual friend. We hit it off immediately. I was impressed with Sully’s knowledge and passion for boxing. I spoke with David and we agreed that with Sully’s charity involved in the event, it would be great for him to join us to share some knowledge in the locker room and in the corner.”
“Anyone who knows me, knows what a passion I have for boxing. I’ve spent the last 19 years training and learning from so many great coaches from Freddie Roach’s camp, to one of New England’s best boxing coaches, Julio Peña, right here in Londonderry, New Hampshire. So I’m extremely honored to have been asked to work this corner with Hoss. He’s the real deal, and so is David Tubbs. Wait ’til you see him fight. It is going to be a phenomenal night of pro boxing.”
The event will include eight boxing matches and proceeds will benefit Erna’s Scars Foundation. Various items will also be raffled off to raise money for the organization.
[via Boston Boxing]
During a recent interview on the “TODDCast Podcast”, Godsmack’s Sully Erna confirmed that the upcoming documentary on his life is currently in post-production. He said the following:
“We’re not doing a proper GODSMACK documentary right now — we think it’s just a little bit early for that — but I am releasing a documentary on my life story, from zero until we get a record deal, to show people the path that I took and the struggles I faced and things like that. So we’re working on that now. It’s actually in post-production. I’m hoping to get that out next year.”
During a recent interview with Tampa, Florida’s 98 Rock, Godsmack’s Sully Erna revealed that he is “working on a feature documentary about [his] life story.” He said the following when asked about a possible Godsmack film:
“A lot of people are asking us about the GODSMACK doc — if it’s gonna come out, when it will come out — and my answer is it can’t come out yet, because we don’t know how it ends. We’re still kind of living through it. Although I have been working on a feature documentary about my life story that’s kind of based on my book that has a lot of GODMACK elements in it as it gets toward the tail end of it, because it goes from the time I was born and it’s all the struggles I went through up until I got a record deal and it kind of ends there. So there’s gonna be somewhat of a tease of that story coming in, or at least the birth of it, but as far as the GODSMACK story, it’s still a little bit premature, I think.”
Godsmack’s Sully Erna has announced the formation of The Scars Foundation. The frontman established the organization in an effort to “help raise awareness of the mental health issues that so many are faced with today.” He said the following:
“Scars come in all forms. They are physical and emotional. They’re traumatizing and make us fear what people may think of us. But we are ALL imperfect in some way. That’s what makes us perfect and unique! EVERYONE has something that makes him or her insecure or embarrassed. But instead of hiding them or internalizing them, own them and show them off to the world! Let them empower you so you can be a voice for everyone who can’t be. If we ALL wear our scars loudly and proudly, others will follow.”
UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that the party will take place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at Cabo Wabo Cantina on February 3.
Godsmack’s Sully Erna has revealed that he is planning a special 50th birthday party at a secret location. His solo band and Godsmack are both expected to play at the event. Keep an eye on Erna’s social media accounts to get more info when it becomes available.
Sully Erna (Godsmack) has premiered a new video for his song “Different Kind of Tears.” This song is from his latest solo album “Hometown Life.”
Check out my new video premiere for “Different Kind of Tears”. I’ve partnered in with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Recovery Centers of America in hopes to bring more awareness to this insane opioid epidemic that is sweeping our nation and killing our families, friends and children.
This is not just a medical industry issue, or a government issue, this is “OUR” issue! And only “WE” can make a difference by choosing to be drug free. So please get involved by passing this video around and giving their pages a “like” or follow for more information regarding help with substance abuse and recovery. #drugfreeisuptome We can’t do this alone, but together we can make a change!
In other news, Erna has also announced a European tour:
09/14 Brussels, Belgium – La Madeleine
09/15 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg (the Max)
09/16 Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
09/18 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
09/19 Oslo, Norway – Vulkan
09/21 Berlin, Germany – SO36
09/23 Wroclaw, Poland – A2
09/24 Lodz, Poland – Wytwornia
09/28 Moscow, Russia – Izvestiya Hall
09/29 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt
10/01 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall