Kickboxing Champion and America’s First MasterChef Spread the Word with LIMBS International
November 8, 2013
El Paso, Texas — From the moment their feet hit El Paso soil, two international celebrities will be actively spreading the word about LIMBS International, a local nonprofit dedicated to restoring mobility to amputees around the world.
Baxter Humby, the “One-Armed Bandit” and International Muay Thai Council World Super Welterweight Champion, and Whitney Miller, America’s first MasterChef, will arrive in El Paso on Sunday, Nov. 10 to participate in LIMBS International’s first event, A Night in West Texas. The event will take place Tuesday, November 12 from 6:30-8pm.
In addition, both Humby and Miller will make public appearances in the days leading up to the event. According to LIMBS International Executive Director Trevor Bergman, Humby and Miller hope to “engage the El Paso community while raising awareness about the needs of amputees in developing countries.” Their schedule will be as follows:
Monday, Nov. 11:
9:30am – El Paso Community College Culinary School (9050 Viscount Blvd.): Miller will speak to students about her experience as America’s first MasterChef and how her love for cooking has influenced her life. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Miller and to ask her questions.
10am – Multipurpose Recreation Center (9031 Viscount Blvd.): Humby will spend time with the Adults with Disabilities group, sharing his story of life as an amputee and how he has overcome adversity to win over a dozen title belts in his successful international kickboxing career. In addition, Humby will perform a special kickboxing demonstration for everyone in attendance.
Tuesday, Nov. 12:
8:30am: The City of El Paso will proclaim November 12 as LIMBS International Day.
10:30am – University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP): Miller and Humby will tour the UTEP Campus, where LIMBS International conducts all of its innovative research and design. Following the tour, Humby will give a short presentation and kickboxing demonstration at the Student Recreation Center.
6:30pm – El Paso Union Passenger Depot (700 San Francisco St.): A Night in West Texas will feature a special presentation from Humby about his life as an amputee, his successful kickboxing career, and the importance of the work LIMBS is doing around the world. The event will feature appetizers custom-designed by Miller and handcrafted by Mesa Street Grill. In addition, guests will enjoy a dessert demonstration by the MasterChef herself. The Master of Ceremonies will be El Paso’s Felipa Solis.
Both Humby and Miller are available for interviews following each appearance and throughout their two days in El Paso. “El Paso is a unique community full of innovation and creativity,” Bergman said. “We are excited for Whitney and Baxter to experience our city while helping us transform the lives of amputees around the world.”
Tickets for A Night in West Texas are available at limbs.org/events.