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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 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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Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program in Detroit hopes new van will help them do more — Asks for your vote

The Downtown Boxing Gym does more than just teach kids how to box. They teach real life skills and lessons about responsibility and commitment. There are 1,300 ...
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Your vote can win a new van for the Downtown Boxing Gym after school program

DETROIT (FOX 2) – School’s in session at the Downtown Boxing Gym. Normally an afterschool program, it is pivoting to meet students’ needs during this pandemic Their ...
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Meals, tutoring and online help for kids at Boys and Girls Club and Downtown Boxing Gym

Depending on what parents decided in Detroit, some kids are going back to the bell. While others are staying at home because of COVID-19. “We ...
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Good Morning America Fans!

Thank you for watching our Ray of Sunshine segment.

To honor Khali, DBG, and our impact, the KLA Foundation and Art VanElslander Foundation are generously matching $120,000 in donations to DBG.

Help secure our transformative STEAM Lab programming for the next school year.