King 5, which has been following local boxing star Queen Underwood, has a new report showing how several Central District businesses are helping the Queen get by. However, in order to get the money she needs to get to London, she’s going to need some bigger investors.
“Three-hundred thousand dollars is what we figure is the bottom line, to and through London,” said Cappy Kotz, the QueenTeam head coach.
They have started by growing the grassroots, reaching out to people and businesses in the Central District neighborhood where Queen trains and Cappy runs his boxing gym. Tougo Coffee gives the Queen free hazelnut lattes, Good Hair Salon on Yesler does all her hair-work, nail-work and image-work, The Feed Bag on Capitol Hill gives her free dog-food.
All of that helps of course, as do the small donations and t-shirt purchases through her website, www.Queenteam.org.