2006, the South
Bend Police Department Athletic League was re-launched, with the startup of the South
Bend Police Boxing Club.
South Bend Police Department Captain Darryl Boykins and Pastor Verneil Lewis of Grace Community Baptist Church have paired “in the ring” to bring the new South Bend Police Boxing Club to inner city boys and girls, ages 10-18.
This free program
matches cops and kids in a sports mentoring program showcasing the skills and
self discipline of boxing.
Hand-in hand with the SBPD Chief’s “Enough is Enough” anti-violence campaign during the summer of 2006, the Boxing Club was born out of a need to encourage young people to value peaceful and positive ways to resolve differences or frustrations. It’s a way for youths to put down violence and death—and put on the boxing gloves for a better life.
For more information as well as scheduling, contact the Chief's Office at 235-9311