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Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program Plays Host to 2015 ROSSETTI Michigan Junior Olympics

Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program is hosting the Michigan Junior Olympics on May 2 - 3, 2015. Tahir Whitehead of the Detroit Lions will be on hand. It is the first event in the new facility, sanctioned by USA Boxing.

Detroit, MI, April 29, 2015 --( Detroit Lions’ Tahir Whitehead to Attend

Opening weekend of Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program’s new building will see a fury of activity. On May 2nd & 3rd, this USA Boxing-sanctioned event will bring boxers aged 8-16 from across the state to Detroit. Tahir Whitehead, the Detroit Lions’ linebacker who sits on DBGYP’s advisory board, will be on hand with other players throughout the weekend.

“It’s great to bring boxing to Detroit,” said founder and head coach Khali Sweeney. “It is an honor to host this event in our new building. It’s more than boxing – this facility develops the total kid, and I can’t wait for everyone to see that. And Tahir knows our kids – it will mean a lot to them that he’s a part of the weekend.”

Title sponsor ROSSETTI and presenting sponsor Sachse Construction have been instrumental in making sure the building is open and ready for action. Drawn to the special combination of Detroit, sports and design, ROSSETTI has donated full design services to the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program’s building renovation.

“With less than a week before we open our doors, these companies have been nothing less than amazing,” said Jessica Hauser, executive director. “Their dedication to these kids shines.”

In addition to the boxing bouts, Downtown Boxing Gym will also screen the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight on Saturday night. Tickets are $15 per day or $25 for the weekend, and can be purchased at

About Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program:
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program (DBG) is a Detroit 501(C) 3 that develops good citizenship in urban youth through a demanding boxing program in addition to strong academic support and a connection to the community through voluntary service. To date, they boast a 100% high school graduation rate and most of those students go on to college. For more information, visit You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter

ROSSETTI is a global architectural design and planning firm with a portfolio of showcase properties spanning sports and entertainment, interiors, hospitality and retail. For 45 years, ROSSETTI has approached design as an opportunity to enhance the experience of those who use our buildings. The firm’s portfolio includes The Palace of Auburn Hills, Ford Field NFL Stadium, the USTA National Tennis Center, Daytona and Michigan International Speedways, Red Bull Arena, Quicken Loan’s Chase Tower, LA Lakers Headquarters, the Compuware Building, Cobo Hall Convention Center and Greektown Casino Hotel. For more information about ROSSETTI, please visit them at
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