Boxing club gets grant for headgear

4/4/2014

A Garden City boxing club is therecipient of a $1,000 grant from Wheatland Electric's Sharing Success Fund, managed by Scott Community Foundation.

A Garden City boxing club is therecipient of a $1,000 grant from Wheatland Electric's Sharing Success Fund, managed by Scott Community Foundation.

The Bad Boyz Boxing Club submitted a request for the grant to purchase headgear for all its participants, to protect them from head trauma.

Bad Boyz Boxing Club engages youths with an activity that encourages personal discipline, responsibility and a team atmosphere. The program's main focus is not boxing, but education and life skills.

The club attracts boys and girls ages 5 to high school and has as mny as 60 members at any one time particpating. The director and coach, Robert Gonzales, has been mentoring and instructing youth in the club for more than 30 years and has seen many of his students go on to enjoy highly successful boxing careers.

The Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund began accepting grant applications in December 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank each contributed $5,000 to the fund in September of 2013. The program will continue until the funds are exhausted. Nonprofit groups interested in aplying for a grant may call the Scott Community Foundation at 872-3790 for further details.

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