FUTURE BOXING "TOUCH OF SLEEP" EVENT
November 07, 2016
BENEFITING: Future Boxing Club
The Future Boxing Club is a 501(C) 3, non-profit organization proudly serving the youth of Western New York for over 15 years. Our number one mission is to create healthy, confident and successful kids!
The Greater Rochester Health Foundation reported that “more than a third of Monroe County’s children and youth are at an unhealthy weight. In the City of Rochester, 40% of young people are at an unhealthy weight, putting them at risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.” In response to this need Future Boxing offers a variety of fitness activities and nutrition information to help reduce childhood obesity and encourage a healthier lifestyle.
The Program’s physical activities are directed by passionate and experienced trainers who are committed to directly addressing the problem of childhood obesity in our community. Through exercise and strength training we teach our children respect, responsibility and perseverance. Our daily interaction allows us the opportunity to provide guidance and character building support. This reinforcement will be critical in helping with their positive transition into adulthood.
Future Boxing also heads The Homework Corner, our academic enrichment program. We encourage our boys and girls to keep good grades and role model great behavior in school. We commit 30-60 minutes of tutoring daily.
Each year our children are given the privilege to display their talents at several elite boxing tournaments. They work extremely hard throughout the year, both in the ring and in the classroom, to receive an invite. The cost of attending these annual tournaments adds up quickly. Our children are in constant need of boxing gloves, head protective gear, mouth pieces, and other training equipment, in addition to electronic devices and supplies for The Homework Corner.