If you are looking for something fun to do and want to support local Detroit athletes, head down to the “Rumble On The River” tomorrow night.
The Rumble takes place at the Detroit Yacht Club, on Friday July 2oth at 6:30 p.m. The charity event is put on by the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, located on Saint Aubin Street in Detroit. The youth program was started about seven years ago by Carlo Sweeney,who wanted to give back to the community he grew up in. The goal of the program is designed to keep kids off the streets, and make sure they are headed in the right direction in life. Besides providing a place for kids to box, the Downtown Boxing Gym provides academic services and different services around the community. As of today,there are about 65 youth members but about 50 more our on a waiting list.
As for the event itself, there will be many exciting things. A silent auction will be held, featuring prizes ranging from back stage passes with Mojo in the Morning crew to custom-made gowns, among other things. Also, the emcee will be Jackie Kallen, who is considered to be the First Lady of boxing and she was one boxing’s first female managers. She also attended Mumford High School and is from Detroit.
But to cap the event off, some of the top youth boxers from the gym will be competing against some of the best from New York City. Two of the boxers competing for Downtown included Anthony Flagg Jr. and David Davis. Flagg is number one in the nation for his weight class and number three in the world. As for Davis, he is the national champion in his weight class as well.
If you want to attend the “Rumble On The River” visit http://www.downtownyouthboxing.org/index.php and purchase a ticket for the event. On top of the price for the ticket, you can sponsor an athlete for a small additional amount. Donations are also accepted on the website. So if you want to support some of the top local athletes and a great program, head down to the Detroit Yacht Club and do some rumblin’ on the Detroit River.