1 Million Punches From the Heart

– Punching out Racism, Gang Violence and Mistrust of the Police 

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Saturday, November 3rd 12-6 at Punch Bowl Social!
 CLICK HERE to purchase your $20 ticket

Police Chief David Nisleit, Fire Chief Colin Stowell and their teams will be punching the heavy bags alongside Billy Moore, the students of ABC Youth and students from across the county.  

When: Saturday, November 3rd 12-6
Where: Punch Bowl Social
Address: 1585 E Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $20 entrance – ticket price includes chef select appetizer buffet, 2-drink tickets and free games
Tickets: CLICK HERE to purchase your $20 ticket
100% of proceeds to benefit ABC Youth Foundation’s after school student programs 


We have currently reached 658,521 Punches of our 1,000,000 Punch Goal!

=> Click Here to Join The Fight and Support 1,000,000 Punches from the Heart!

ABC Youth Foundation is excited to be in the middle of 1,000,000 Punches from the Heart, our Community Awareness and Boxing fundraising campaign. San Diego Youth, San Diego Law Enforcement and community members join together to punch heavy bags for 60 seconds, making a visual statement to support “punching out racism, violence and mistrust of the police.”  This season, we set our sights on joining together as a community to generate a record 1,000,000 Punches from the Heart.

We are thrilled to have the participation and endorsement of San Diego Police Chief, Shelley Zimmerman who shared, “I’m looking forward to working alongside the ABC Youth Foundation and the San Diego community to punch out racism, gang violence, and police distrust. Together we can do this by embracing collaborative relationships and setting the national model for positive community change.

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ABC President, Billy Moore, SD Police Chief, Shelley Zimmerman and ABC Executive Director, Tom Courtney announce ABC’s Campaign -1,000,000 Punches from the Heart . pc: Tony Amat

=> How Does 1,000,000 Punches from the Heart Work?
Throughout the Fall, ABC Youth Foundation has been bringing heavy bags and boxing gloves to organization offices, school campuses and juvenile hall. The employees, community members or students each hit the heavy bag for sixty seconds and make a visual statement to support “punching out racism, violence and distrust of the police.” Participants can dedicate their punching session and all punches are recorded to reach the Campaign Goal of 1,000,000 Punches. 

=> We have currently reached 658,521 Punches of our 1,000,000 Punches Goal!

Message to the Community from President, Billy Moore:

“The ABC Youth Foundation has thrived and endured for over 50 years in the Central San Diego community providing alternatives to racism, gang violence and engendering support for our community and those who protect it. ABC participants and graduates become involved in and supportive of the community. That’s the miracle that happens at ABC Youth every day. We want you to be part of that miracle and help make a difference. I urge and challenge the entire San Diego Community to come together this Fall and help punch out racism, gang violence and mistrust of the Police in our community. Help us show that Any Body can make a difference!”


Individuals who wish to underwrite a session or schedule a boxing session at their company, school or private event can contact
Executive Director, Tom Courtney at  tom@abcyouthfoundation.org

* 619-234-2200 or 619-674-3017 *

Press contact Susan Clausen, CLAUSEN COMMUNICATIONS * theatersusan@gmail.com * 619-933-0038.


Punching sessions are fluid and will be updated regularly below. 

=> Upcoming Sessions

Completed Sessions
Friday, September 30th –  Kickoff with the ABC Youth Foundation kids and families!
31,227 punches generated!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – Punching session with the kids at Evangeline Roberts School!
15,072 punches generated!

Monday, October 17, 2016 – Punching Session with the SDPD and Sheriff’s Department
56,542 punches generated!

Friday, October 21, 2016 – Punching Session at Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention
77,363 punches generated!

Week of October 24, 2016 – Punching Sessions at 9Round Gyms
19,555 punches generated!

Friday, November 12, 2016 – Punching Sessions at Nicky Rottens, Rancho San Diego
18,058 punches generated!

Monday, November 14, 2016 – Punching Sessions at Nativity Prep Academy
13,911 punches generated!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – Punching Session at Nicky Rottens, Rancho San Diego
2,000 punches generated!

Thursday, December 8, 2016 – Punching Session w King Chavez Prep Boxing Team
3,810 punches generated!

Saturday, February 18th: Encinitas Boxing and Fitness 
24,000 punches generated!

April 27th/28th, 2017: Abled Disabled
2,212 punches generated!

Saturday, June 10th, 2017: Allen Airways Flying Museum
55,520 punches generated!

Thursday, July 13th, 2017: King Chavez Students at ABC Youth Foundation
2,310 punches generated!

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017: QCMI for CBS8 News Coverage w ABC Youth & QCMI Employees
1,550 punches generated!

Saturday, August 5th, 2017: QCMI ABC Youth & QCMI Employee
83,417 punches generated!

Friday/Saturday Sep 15th & 16th, 2017: ECPD at Heartland Fire & Rescue

117,182 punches generated!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: St. Rita’s Catholic School
52,497 punches generated!

Friday, October 27th, 2017: San Diego Center for Children
22,197 punches generated!

Thursday, November 16th, 2017: SDPD Headquarters, Downtown 

59,887 punches generated!





What are People saying about 1,000,000 Punches from the Heart?

“The ABC Concept teaches our kids how to be successful and hold onto their values” – Billy Moore

6/4/17 – KUSI News – watch clip below

“This is an opportunity for Boys to Men and ABC to collaborate. We’re both working towards the same goal” – Joe Sigurdson, Boys to Men Mentoring

6/6/17 – NBC 7/39 News – watch clip below

“You gravitate towards things that are positive” – Billy Moore 

10/21/16 – NBC739 – Watch clip below

“Racism…I just do NOT like racism!” – 11 year old Alvin – one of the fabulous students of Evangeline Roberts Institute of Learning

10/5/16 – “The Zevely Zone” CBS News 8 – watch clip below

“This (1M Punches) is about unity and bringing people together” – Harry Stylli, Executive Chairman of Progenity

 – presenting a $25,000 check to support ABC Youth Foundation’s programming at the Police Station.

10/21/16 – CW6 – watch clip below

“We’re so much stronger when we come together. We have a lot in common. There’s things that divide us….and as long as we keep talking we’ll overcome those things…. We are the community. This is a great way to start that dialogue….” – San Diego Sheriff, Bill Gore

10/21/16 – CBS8 – watch clip below

“It’s just all about this collaborative partnership and supporting one another to break down thow barriors and give our youth all the opportunities that we can for success in life.”– Sergeant Lisa McKean

10/21/16 – FOX5 News – watch clip below