Madonna hasn’t forgotten her roots!
The superstar and Michigan native made a special stop during her Rebel Heart Tour at the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym in Detroit. The facility — which “provides free after-school boxing and educational mentoring” to kids in the community, according to Madonna’s site — received funds from the singer to build a new gym.
Madonna even paid a visit to the center and hung out with the kids.
“Don’t Mess!!! Gurl Power at the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym!!” she captioned an Instagram photo of herself with a female boxer standing beside a punching bag.
In another shot, this time standing outside the ring with a young male boxer, she wrote: “Downtown Youth Boxing Gym is the place to be!! Was so inspired by Cortez a young and talented Boxer hoping to go to the Olympics! If you want to help us with fundraising go to their web site for more info. #detroit.”
Madonna has also instilled the love of her home state in her 18-year-old daughter Lourdes, who is currently attending the University of Michigan.
–Michelle Ward Trainor