Central City Boxing Provides Mentoring to Springfield Youth

Officer Dean Fay founded Central City Boxing & Barbell Inc in 2016 using $60,000 of his own money to get the gym started. Located in an abandoned auto repair shop on the corner of Springfield, MA’s Belmont Avenue, the gym is now home to five coaches who use boxing and weightlifting programs to create opportunities for thirty at-risk inner-city youth. The structured, after-school programs place an emphasis on education and teamwork in addition to physical, mental and emotional development. Producer Alejandro brings us this inspiring story.