Good Fences, Good Neighbors!

The Downtown Boxing Gym’s outdoor space is now secured with a new 6-foot commercial grade chain-link fence, thanks to the generosity of American Fence & Supply Co. in Warren. They donated and installed the fence as a gift to the gym and the community.

The next time you ride past the Downtown Boxing Gym, take a look at what’s transforming our yard along E. Vernor Highway. The incredible donation of a fence that not only frames and secures our lawn, it serves as a valuable asset for our entire initiative. We are immensely grateful.

“It is an extraordinary thing that Coach Khali and his team are doing with the students at the Downtown Boxing Gym,” said Michael Daniels, a spokesperson for American Fence. “They’re taking these kids and giving them the tools, knowledge, resources, and support needed for a better chance at life. We are thrilled to play a part in this effort by providing the fence and securing the space for the gym’s outdoor programming.”

American Fence is a 25-year-old business that has been working in the city of Detroit since its inception. Owner Len DiGrande was born and raised on 8 Mile and Woodward, the son of a Jewish mother from Detroit and an Italian immigrant father. Len learned early on about the incredible power of sales. He is also committed to giving back the community and providing superior customer service.

“We try to do meaningful work and give where we can. With the Downtown Boxing Gym, it wasn’t ‘if’ but ‘when’ we’d help,” Daniels says. “We see organizations like the boxing gym as active agents for change in a city with so much potential.”

American Fence also helps to facilitate the beautification and redevelopment of Detroit. Recent projects include DuCharme Place and the new Under Armour and John Varvatos stores downtown.

In addition to the protection and sense of security our new fence provides, it also puts the finishing touch on our yard where we will do gardening work and host outdoor activities all spring and summer long. From all of us at the Downtown Boxing Gym, thank you American Fence & Supply Co. for your donation and commitment to the city. Good fences do make good neighbors!