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See the Downtown Boxing Gym’s Safe Re-Open Plan in Action

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic put life on lockdown in March, the Downtown Boxing Gym has re-opened its doors to students in our free, after school academic and athletic program. DBG’s leaders consulted with health and safety experts from international corporations to doctors and state and local

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COVID-19 Through the Eyes of a DBG Student

Amid the crisis caused by COVID-19, one thing has remained certain: Families can count on the Downtown Boxing Gym. After 94 days of online tutoring, workouts and emergency deliveries of food and supplies, we recently launched our Safe Re-Open plan. We are thrilled to welcome our students back into the

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Mobile COVID-19 Testing Makes a Stop at DBG

As part of an ongoing program to make COVID-19 testing more accessible to residents across the city of Detroit, Wayne State University, ACCESS, the Wayne State University Physician Group, and Ford Motor Company set up a mobile testing site outside the Downtown Boxing Gym (6445 E. Vernor Highway) on Saturday,

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DBG Faces on the Front Lines, Shaquana Suggs

Every week, our DBG vans, drivers and team members are hard at work, delivering emergency food boxes to our students and families, and getting tens of thousands of masks and thousands of gallons of hand sanitizer to dozens of other nonprofits across SE Michigan. We are proud to introduce some

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DBG Faces on the Front Lines, Coach Tone

Every week, our DBG vans, drivers and team members are hard at work, delivering emergency food boxes to our students and families, and getting tens of thousands of masks and thousands of gallons of hand sanitizer to dozens of other nonprofits across SE Michigan. We are proud to introduce some

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DBG Faces on the Front Lines, Darryl Stanbrough

Every week, our DBG vans, drivers and team members are hard at work, delivering emergency food boxes to our students and families, and getting tens of thousands of masks and thousands of gallons of hand sanitizer to dozens of other nonprofits across SE Michigan. We are proud to introduce some

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Support DBG’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

Our DBG family always sticks together. Especially when times get tough. Click below to watch.     All Michigan schools and our after-school program are currently closed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), but we want you to know our team is working harder than ever to provide the tools and resources

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Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Dino Ruggeri

Dino Ruggeri has become a regular volunteer at the Downtown Boxing Gym. The graduate of Grosse Pointe North High School is helping to take after-school tutoring to new heights. The Downtown Boxing Gym is grateful to have such dedicated volunteers. Check out our volunteering page to get involved or for

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Meet the Gym’s Volunteers: Sophia Filipe

Sophia, a junior at the University of Michigan, is currently studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal. But she says her heart is at DBG and she’ll be returning as an academic tutor with our students this fall. The Downtown Boxing Gym is grateful to have such dedicated volunteers. Check out our volunteering

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Downtown Boxing Gym Selected as 2020 KidCents Charity

The Rite Aid Foundation has selected the Downtown Boxing Gym to participate in its 2020 KidCents program. Every year, the foundation supports a select group of nonprofit, kid-focused organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children. “We are honored to be included among this year’s KidCents organizations,” said

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