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EXP|DET Podcast: Khali Sweeney- Investing In Detroit’s Youth

Coach Khali Sweeney, Founder and CEO of the Downtown Boxing Gym talks about the importance of education and investing in the future of Detroit with …

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A boxing gym is helping Detroit public schools prepare students for graduation

Khali Sweeney has a proven formula for educating students: “Books before boxing.” He created a family environment at the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit and …

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Raiders’ Tahir Whitehead maintains connection to Detroit youth program

Linebacker Tahir Whitehead made his last tackle for the Lions almost two years ago, but the impact of his time in Detroit endures. While with …

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Hammer’s Bar Stars benefitting Downtown Boxing Gym Nov. 1

A celebrity bartending event at Dino’s Lounge in Ferndale will benefit the Downtown Boxing Gym. Hammer’s Bar Stars is Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. Jennifer …

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Organizers of Detroit St. Patrick’s parade donate to several nonprofits

FOX 2’s M.L. Elrick is the host of the parade’s Family Fun Zone. He was on hand as Clark Park and six other nonprofits shared …

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Bridges Beyond Boxing: Irish boxers and Detroit talent square off in exchange program

It was a packed house in Shed 5 at Eastern Market for Bridges Beyond Boxing. Think of it as a pugilists’ foreign exchange program — …

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Trainer helps turn kids’ lives around with Books Before Boxing

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 …

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Downtown Boxing Gym on “Under The Radar” on PBS

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How Ralph Wilson’s $1 billion legacy is reshaping Detroit and Buffalo

With more than $1 billion to spend, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is less interested in funding show horses than work horses.

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Rachael Gets Emotional Recalling Thanksgiving She Spent at Youth Center Boxing Gym in Detroit

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