Coffeeville High School had closed. The town in rural southwest Alabama, population 364 was thought to be down and out. With the help of Mayor Robert Cox, we took over the broken down, dust and grime filled gym and restored it as a boxing gym for the youth of the area!
Kids from three underpriveleged counties (Clarke, Washington and Choctaw) now use our gym every week. There is never a charge for them to use the gym. It is totally free!
This is our way of giving back to the people of Coffeeville, where Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder has hunted and fished for years.
Deontay is 30-0 with 30 knockouts in the heavyweight division. He is ranked #3 in the World. He is the current WBC Continental Americas Champion. He was the last American male to win a medal in boxing at the Olympics, bringing home the Bronze from the Beijing Games in 2008. He supports the gym and the kids of the Coffeeville area. Mark Breland, 1984 Gold Medalist and two-time World Champ has been to Coffeeville several times. Russ Anber of the Rival Boxing Company not only donated premium heavybags, but flew in from Montreal to personally help hang them!!
So you see, we have a great thing going but we need your help. We are seeking $4250 as a way to keep the gym going. This will help with electricity, insurance, equipment and upkeep. Please help us.
Please visit our Go Fund Me page at www.gofundme.com/66yqvc to donate to this cause.
In return, we will offer you really cool original stuff!
If you donate $25 you get an actual Deontay Wilder program from one of his fights.
For $40 you get a print of "Team Wilder/Wilder in Action" signed by Deontay and the program!
For $50 or more you get a print of "Team Wilder/Wilder in Action" signed by Deontay and the team which includes Mark Breland, Russ Anber, Jay Deas and Cuz Hill plus the program!
This is a two month fundraising campaign. Get your authentic Deontay autograph and help a great cause out at the same time!!