It was a packed house in Shed 5 at Eastern Market for Bridges Beyond Boxing. Think of it as a pugilists’ foreign exchange program — this year, 12 amateur boxers from Northern Ireland made the trip across the pond to train and fight in Detroit against some of our up
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Khali Sweeney fell into the wrong crowd at a young age and spent several years on the streets of Detroit. Now, after turning his life around, he hopes his gym, Books Before Boxing, will prevent kids from making the same mistakes he made.
With more than $1 billion to spend, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is less interested in funding show horses than work horses.
DETROIT — The buildings sit, one after another, on E Vernor Highway — dilapidated houses, abandoned businesses, boarded-up structures, vacant lots populated by more weeds than cars driving down the multilane street. It’s a row of blight on the east side of Detroit, a city searching for recovery for decades.
In 2010, Jessica Hauser was busy with her studies, on a path toward a doctorate degree in political science at the University of Michigan. But a personal training appointment led her to the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. After learning about the gym’s financially struggling youth development program that was
The Downtown Boxing Gym became a dog park for a day. Dozens of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds attended a fundraiser in our outdoor space. Click to watch coverage from Fox 2 News.
CNN Heroes followed up and reported on Khali’s trip to Alton, New Hampshire to visit an 8th grader who sent him an inspiring letter.