Boxing Gym Blog

On August 12th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Meet Coach Benji: A DBG Alum Turned Boxing Coach

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Every day, Coach Benji arrives at the Downtown Boxing Gym around 3 p.m. to get ready for training. He greets students as they come into the gym and leads them through warm-ups, stretches, jumping rope and running drills. Benji also works with our student boxers who spar in the ring. He’s the perfect person to help them, because he’s...


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On July 24th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

DBG Founder and CEO Attends Harvard Business School Program

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It is one the most prestigious business schools in the world with graduates that include billionaire Michael Bloomberg and the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, to name a few. Harvard Business School, the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, recently hosted a week-long professional development program called Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management which brought together 160...


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On July 8th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Meet the Gym's Volunteers: Liz Garvin

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We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers! This is part of a series of blog posts to spotlight and celebrate the professionals from all over metro Detroit who give of their time and talents to help our students every single day. We are truly thankful for our volunteers and the spirit of community they bring...


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On June 4th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Meet the Downtown Boxing Gym’s First International Volunteer

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After nearly a decade running an IT startup in Berlin, Germany and traveling throughout Europe, Maurizio Graubner says he had a nagging feeling there might be something else out there for him. He found that "something" as a volunteer at the Downtown Boxing Gym, where he taps into his passions for athletics and educating children every day.

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On May 29th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Celebrating Our Seniors: Congrats, Asia!

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The Downtown Boxing Gym is incredibly proud of our 100% high school graduation rate – a track record of success that has continued every year since 2007 thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and volunteers. As graduation approaches, we’re celebrating our newest soon-to-be graduate, a member of the Cass Technical High School Class of...


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On May 19th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Colin Swingler

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We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers! This is part of a series of blog posts to spotlight and celebrate the professionals from all over metro Detroit who give of their time and talents to help our students every single day. We are truly thankful for our volunteers and the spirit of community they bring...


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