IBC hosts anniversary fiesta
The International Boxing Club hosts an anniversary party, celebrating its 10th year—The International Boxing Club first opened their doors on June 1, 1998.
According to organizers, IBC has provided after school programs that focus on academic, cultural, social and recreational learning opportunities to more than 3,000 youth since its incorporation in 1998.
The mission of the International Boxing Club is to “empower youth in the Greater Toledo Area to succeed in life.” IBC uses the platform of amateur boxing to reach underserved youth who are at-risk for academic failure, gang involvement, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, suicide, and other destructive behaviors.
In 2007, IBC launched the “Gloves with Love Program,” where service-learning activities are coordinated with area organizations such as the Hungarian Club, Sister Cities, Lucas County Metropolitan Housing Authority, St. Paul’s Community Center, Special Olympics of Ohio, and The Victory Center.
Through service-learning activities, youth learn civic responsibility, teamwork, problem solving, and continuous improvement practices, as well as compassion for the elderly, disabled, and economically disadvantaged.
The celebration will be held at the International Boxing Club, 1717 Adams Street, Toledo, at 5:00PM. If you have any questions, call Harry Cummins at 419-450-8435.