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On July 21st, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Supporting Our Students!

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Downtown Boxing Gym Graduates Receive College Scholarships

The Downtown Boxing Gym is proud to present our first-ever Al (Blue) Lewis Scholarships. Three deserving graduates were selected to receive $1,000 each to help with college expenses. The scholarships will be given out annually to students who demonstrate positivity and productivity.

A new scholarship...


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On July 19th, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Out And About!

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DBG Experiences Detroit City FC

Our students had a blast taking in the excitement and high energy of a semi-professional soccer game under the lights in Hamtramck. Thank you to fans who also donated soccer equipment to our program.

Multi-colored smoke exploded from the stands and settled onto the turf as 30...


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On July 4th, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Summer Fun!

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From Ringside to Riverside: Our Kayaking Adventure

Every Wednesday, a group of students from the Downtown Boxing Gym goes kayaking on the Detroit River. Detroit River Sports is teaching us everything we need to know to be safe on the water. Check out our blog post below including writing contributions from two of our 6th grade students, Makyla and Roderick.


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On July 2nd, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Winning in the Ring!

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Congratulations to our 2017 Junior Olympic National Champions!

The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program is celebrating this holiday weekend after three youth boxers won national championships at the Junior Olympics.

Josue Feliciano, 13, Yusef Mohammed, 9, and Ferris Dixon, 13, all won their weight classes to bring national titles back...


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On June 29th, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Fueling Young Minds!

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More Books for your Bucks

Studies show that reading during the summer months helps students retain what they’ve learned and prevents ‘summer slide.’ Now through July 1, donate $33 to our book drive and a Downtown Boxing Gym student will receive $50 worth of brand new books.

‘Brain Bags’ – just the...


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On June 22nd, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Our Outdoor Space!

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Our New Yard Levels the Playing Field for Students

The Downtown Boxing Gym now has a beautiful, safe, grass-covered yard for our students to enjoy, thanks to generous donations from three local businesses.

Our students are getting a kick out of the warm, summer-like temperatures and the chance to play soccer and...


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On June 21st, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Investing in the Future!

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Detroit Diesel Partners with the Downtown Boxing Gym

The Detroit-based company, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, has selected the Downtown Boxing Gym as its first-ever targeted campaign partner, pledging financial support, job training opportunities and volunteers.
When Detroit Diesel generously donated $150,000 to the...


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On June 18th, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Growing Our Team!

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Meet Mike, Our New Academic Coordinator

There's a new face at the Downtown Boxing Gym. Academic Coordinator, Mike Mroz, joined us recently and he is passionate about working with students. Help us welcome him to our boxing gym family!

It’s easy to get to know Mike Mroz, the Downtown...


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On June 14th, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Making an Impact!

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Downtown Boxing Gym Wins 2017 Impact100 Grant

The Downtown Boxing Gym was selected from among three finalists. The funds we’ll receive from Impact100 Metro Detroit will help dozens of our students learn to read, a gift that will last a lifetime. The intensive literacy intervention program begins this summer.

Women are a...


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On May 25th, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

Strong Leaders!

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Leaders Quest Brings PwC to DBG

They stepped outside of their comfort zone when they stepped into the Downtown Boxing Gym and 15 employees of PwC, Xenith and William and Bonnie came away inspired. All of them took part in a Leaders Quest afternoon program at the gym on May 24 which included throwing...


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