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    Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym Debuts Outdoor Sports and Learning Complex

    The Downtown Boxing Gym on Detroit’s east side will unveil a new outdoor sports, learning, and garden complex on Tuesday. // Courtesy of the Downtown Boxing Gym The Downtown Boxing Gym on Detroit’s east side, a nonprofit organization providing a free, out-of-school-time academic and athletic program to local students, will unveil a new outdoor sports, learning, and garden complex on Tuesday. The new space, located on three-quarters of an acre at E. Vernor Highway and Meldrum Street (located next to the Downtown Boxing Gym), includes a multi-sport playing field, a learning pavilion, an ice rink, fire pits, and more. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, DBG officials, DICK’S Sporting Goods leaders, and…

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    Downtown Boxing Gym, Dick’s set to reveal new Detroit sports complex

    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 Tuesday evening featuring a multisport turf field, study pavilion, ice rink and fire pits aimed at creating opportunities for Detroit students all year. “Our mission every day at DBG is to provide the tools and resources our students need to succeed,” said the gym’s founder and CEO, Khali Sweeney. “This newly renovated sports complex is game-changing. It will enhance everything we do.”  The complex — which is being underwritten through a grant from Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation — is on the city’s east side at the corner of Meldrum Street and East Vernor…

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    Downtown Boxing Gym to unveil new outdoor sports complex in Detroit

    DETROIT – A newly renovated outdoor sports complex is set to be unveiled Tuesday at the Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG) in Detroit. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is making this project possible through its Sports Matter Community Grant program. The program benefits youth sports programs in low-income communities. The new complex is situated on 3/4 of an acre at the corner of Meldrum Street and East Vernor Highway on Detroit’s east side. It is meant to benefit more than 150 students (ages 8-18) who participate in DBG’s free after-school academic and athletic program. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, DBG, DICK’S Sporting Goods leaders, are set to participate in a reveal at…

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