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On March 1st, 2017 by Carolyn Geck

'American Doers' Features Downtown Boxing Gym

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American Doers, a 12-part video series featuring original thinkers, innovators, craftspeople, risk-takers and artisans across the United States dedicated 'Episode 6' to the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. The video was distributed online via and sponsored by Advil. Click on the links below to watch the coverage and hear from our Founder and CEO Khali Sweeney and Executive...

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On July 20th, 2016 by Carolyn Geck

MLive: See how Rachael Ray surprised Detroit's Downtown Boxing Gym yet again

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By  Edward Pevos, MLive
July 20, 2016

DETROIT, MI - Rachael Ray has done it again. The talk show host has surprised Detroit's Downtown Boxing Gym for a second time.

The first surprise:
Ray first paid the gym in Detroit a visit around Thanksgiving 2015, bringing along boxing great Evander Holyfield and retired undefeated boxer Laila Ali. You can see pictures of their...

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On May 3rd, 2016 by Carolyn Geck

Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program In Detroit A Safe Haven For Kids

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CBS Detroit
May 3, 2016

97.1 The Ticket host Mike Valenti says lives are at risk for Detroit kids whose teachers are on their second consecutive sick out day.

That’s where charities like the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program in Detroit come in.

“The boxing is keeping them off the streets,” Valenti said. The program challenges kids, saying before they put on gloves,...

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On February 22nd, 2016 by Carolyn Geck

dBusiness: Beyond Basics, Downtown Boxing Gym Partner to Boost Student Literacy

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By R.J. King, dBusiness
February 22, 2016

Southfield-based Beyond Basics, which operates a certified nonprofit literacy program in Detroit Public Schools, and the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program in Detroit, are working together to boost reading, writing, and word comprehension skills for students as part of an after school tutoring program.

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