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DBG Awarded 2020 Detroit Lions “Inspire Change” grant

We are so INSPIRED. DBG is honored to receive a 2020 Detroit Lions “Inspire Change” social justice initiative grant. The Lions announced their list of grantees …

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Detroit Lions & Ford Surprise DBG With New Transit Van

The Detroit Lions and Ford Motor Company teamed up to deliver a BIG surprise to DBG and it’s one that will help keep our academic …

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Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Sloane Leppen

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 …

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DBG Receives KidCents Regional Grant for Sports Equipment

The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded $5 million through its KidCents Regional Grant program and the Downtown Boxing Gym is proud to be one of …

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Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Jose Bartolomei

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 …

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DBG Welcomes New AmeriCorps VISTA Members

Two new faces have joined the Downtown Boxing Gym team. We’re delighted to welcome Maude Davis and Dimitar Jakimovski who will work with our program …

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Meet Coach Benji: A DBG Alum Turned Boxing Coach

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 …

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DBG Founder and CEO Attends Harvard Business School Program

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 …

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Gentle Giants: DBG Students Learn Life Lessons at Horse Camp

The Downtown Boxing Gym recently teamed up with Detroit Horse Power to give our students a one-of-a-kind week of learning how to ride and care …

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Student Leader Gets Her First Job at the Downtown Boxing Gym

Kenedi Cain first set foot in the Downtown Boxing Gym four years ago. Now, she’s not just a student participant, she’s part of the staff. …

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