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TEAM SCHOSTAK FAMILY RESTAURANTS SUPPORTS DOWNTOWN BOXING GYM, FOUNDER NOMINATED FOR CNN HERO OF THE YEAR 2017 CONTEST

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News

Each year, CNN Heroes, a television special created by CNN, honors individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a difference in their communities. In its tenth year, Downtown Boxing Gym founder Khali Sweeney is in the running for the prestigious recognition.

The Downtown Boxing Gym  in Detroit is an organization that, since 2007, has been teaching kids growing up in Detroit’s toughest neighborhoods valuable life lessons—inside and outside the classroom, and inside and outside the boxing ring. By providing mentorship, tutoring, and basic needs support (transportation and food) for its students, the Downtown Boxing Gym is able to create a lasting impact that ripples out across the community. The program has a 100% high school graduation rate over the last 10 years.

As strong corporate citizens committed to giving back to those in need and supporting local organizations that are also committed to leading the way in their communities, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants, the Schostak Family, and Schostak Brothers & Company, Inc.are proud supporters of the Downtown Boxing Gym. If you would like to vote for Khali as a 2017 CNN Hero, you can VOTE HERE.