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Detroit youth sports organizations receive $300K from Amazon

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Amazon announced it plans to donate more than $300,000 to help fund youth sports. Fourteen local nonprofit organizations in the city of Detroit are …

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Inside the boxing gym that trains kids for life, not to fight

Their schools were underfunded and understaffed. This Detroit community fought back with an unconventional approach.

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Downtown Boxing Gym Gives Youth New Opportunities   

In a city where youth can get lost in the shuffle, one organization is serving as a beacon of hope and light. The Downtown Boxing …

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DICK’S Sporting Goods Black History Month Feature

Throughout Black History Month, we are honoring Black leaders who are creating and living Black history everyday. Khali Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Downtown Boxing …

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How an after-school boxing program keeps students engaged during COVID

After-school programs became a lifeline during the height of the pandemic for students like Harmonie Stewart, and they’ve only grown in significance in Michigan as …

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She drives a van full of kids that aren’t hers all over Detroit

Three years ago, the Downtown Boxing Gym — an academic and mentoring program in Detroit — needed a driver to fill in for a couple of weeks. …

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Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym’s outdoor sports complex to help more kids

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit’s very own Downtown Boxing Gym is all set to unveil its newly renovated outdoor space in Islandview. Mayor Mike Duggan and …

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Downtown Boxing Gym to unveil outdoor sports complex on Detroit’s east side

Let’s get ready to rumble — but hit the books first. The Downtown Boxing Gym, a nationally recognized nonprofit, planned to unveil its new outdoor sports complex …

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Michigan schools serve millions fewer meals in pandemic, with financial consequences

Detroit Public Schools Community District has served about 2.2 million meals to students this school year. Last school year, the district served 9.6 million. The …

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DBG Bus on WXYZ

DBG received an incredible gift from Detroit Diesel and Thomas Built Buses. A custom designed 76-passenger bus rolled up on Friday, April 9, 2021. The …

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