In Memory of Devell Lavarrio Hill

On Wednesday, January 29th, Boxing Out Negativity lost one of its core members to Chicago’s violence. Devell Lavarrio Hill was already a mentee of coach Derek Brown when he first entered our gym in summer 2019. His warm smile and selfless spirit quickly ingratiated him with our team. He was…

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Fighter of the Night!

Boxing Out Negativity was excited to participate in the final Chicago Park District boxing competition of the year at Brooks Park on December 5th, 2019. Our very own Vontay Williams was honored with fighter of the night. It was a fitting recognition for the effort that he has poured into…

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Successful Run!

Boxing Out Negativity was excited to have 20 runners in the Lawndale 5k on Saturday, September 28th. We had some notable finishers – coming in first on our team was Derek Brown Jr., finishing in just 23:10 with an average pace of 7:28 a mile. Terence Moore (26:10) and Devontay…

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Fall 2019 Wish List

Boxing Out Negativity had an incredible summer, culminating in the giveaway of 130 backpacks and 80+ books at our back to school giveaway on Labor Day! Now that the kids are back in school, we’re setting up for our fall programming. Frankly, we could use your help! The following items…

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