The Downtown Boxing Gym is an Airbnb Experience

The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program is proud to be part of Airbnb’s unique program called “Trips.” Guests can visit our gym and test their skills in the boxing ring.

Khali training with a Downtown Boxing Gym student. Photo Credit: Katie Alexis Photography

San Francisco-based Airbnb wants you to experience Detroit (and so do we) by immersing yourself in our community and visiting local organizations like ours for an unforgettable experience that’s distinctly Detroit. Visitors can sign up for a training session and tour of the Downtown Boxing Gym through the Airbnb app or website. The company enables travelers to rent private homes and rooms in cities around the world. They plan to double their economic impact in Detroit to $20 million in 2017.

“We’ll meet just before the kids get out of school, and I’ll tell you about our founding story and mission,” our founder and CEO Khali Sweeney is quoted as saying on the Airbnb website. “Then it’s time for us to train – right in one of our rings. Once the kids are all in, we’ll wrap up our training lesson so I can focus on mentoring. You can stay to watch our program in action – and even try out some of your moves.”

Click here to learn more about the Downtown Boxing Gym experience and sign up or share the link with friends!

To participate, visitors just click on the link (above) to sign up for the $59, two-hour training session with Khali. 100% of proceeds go to the Downtown Boxing Gym. All guests must be 18 old older.

Airbnb launched its Trips platform along with its app in November. Detroit is one of the first cities to participate along with Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Havana, London, Paris, Florence, Nairobi, Cape Town, Tokyo and Seoul.

“We are thrilled to have this partnership with Airbnb which helps out of town guests learn more about our program and see firsthand the important work we’re doing with Detroit students,” says our executive director Jessica Hauser. “It’s fun, too! We welcome anyone to try it.”