BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM
EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2013
“The leaning tree doesn’t always fall”, sage words from Demetrius’ mother. Words uplifting enough that they helped him navigate the difficult waters of his parents divorce and deep enough that he still counts both his mom and dad as his role models.
Growing up, he saw his father do everything for the family, waking up with the sun to make sure all was right.
Given those values of hard work and his heart it’s no wonder Demetrius dedicates his free time to training young kids in the gym. Doing what he can to make sure they don’t end up eaten by the streets and encouraging them to make smart choices.
Being a man to look up to and positive role model is a top priority.
In terms of this bout on November 16th, it will fulfill a childhood dream.
As kid growing up in Connecticut, Demetrius long dreamed of training and fighting at the venerable Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. The fact that he’s now fighting at Gleason's for charity and Give A Kid A Dream means all that much more.