IN THE NEWS
Mr. Billy Moore recently did an interview with Dr. Mobley of UCSD to talk about our foundation and our vision. The interview is available for viewing here.
KUSI News Segment
ABC Youth Foundation was featured on KUSI news! Click below to watch the segment on the KUSI website.
Wawanesa Insurance Sponsors a Billboard
ABC sponsor, Wawanesa Insurance, provided a billboard in our neighborhood at 32nd and Market Street!
“Empowering this neighborhood’s youth since 1957.”
U-T Sports Cover Article
Safe Haven Salvages Youth
By Craig Malveaux, July 22, 2013
San Diego, CA_7/9/2013_ABC Youth Foundation Jennifer Estrada, 16, of San Diego rolls with the punches during training at the Any Body Can Youth Foundation headquarters in Grant Hill. Founded by boxing legend Archie Moore in 1957, the ABC Youth Foundation offers an after-school program, consisting of boxing and tutoring, for at-risk youth.
Misael Virgen/ UT San Diego Misael Virgen
The 11th Annual LEAD San Diego Visionary Awards
Thursday, May 23, 2013
5:00 to 8:30 pm
@ Hilton San Diego Bayfront
ABC President, Billy Moore, to be recognized as a finalist for the “Community Spotlight Award” on receiving the 2012 November Leadership Award by Channel 10News.
National Conflict Resolution Center Trains Our Boxers in Handling Conflict
10 News Leadership Award November Recipient – ABC President, Billy Moore
ABC President Billy Moore was awarded the 2012 November 10 News Leadership award powered by SDG&E and LEAD San Diego. This award recognizes someone who provides leadership by making San Diego a better place to live, standing up for those who need help, has initiated or created solutions for others, is a role model and fulfills a local need- thereby improving the quality of life for all San Diegans. Congrats to our President!
‘San Diego Voice and Viewpoint’ Highlights ABC
San Diego Voice and Viewpoint news publication paid a visit to the ABC Youth Foundation to help promote its cause. See the wonderful article below, written by Kimetha Hill:
Stars & Stripes Sailing Tour Courtesy of Dennis Conner
During our 2012 Summer “Bridging the Gap” Program, Dennis Conner invited our youth participants for another sailing trip around the San Diego Bay on the Stars & Stripes to a new group of ABC’s 25 youths. This was a once in a lifetime experience for our youth. Dennis Connor donated his time and all costs to provide this opportunity.
Boxing Gym Does so Much More for Kids Than Teach Them a Sport
email@example.com (July 2012)
Any Body Can President Billy Moore, 62, works with 5-year-old Xavier Allen during a session at the nonprofit organization’s gym in the Southeastern San Diego neighborhood of Stockton. — John R. McCutchen
SAN DIEGO — Billy Moore’s attempts to carry on his famous father’s work helping impoverished San Diego youths has gone through many fits and starts over the years.
Moore, the 62-year-old son of late boxing champion Archie Moore, has struggled to get his Any Body Can nonprofit on firm footing. But the organization, which has operated on and off for decades under different names and at different locations, appears like it finally has the support and infrastructure to make it, and possibly expand, in the long term.
Over the past year, Moore and his new partner, Dr. Bob Murad, have raised $400,000, assembled a 15-member board of directors and added a library and education component to what, for years, was exclusively a boxing gym. The organization’s new focus includes building relationships with local schools to provide an outlet for children who want to avoid gangs.
“The goal is to teach youngsters how to step off in life with their best foot forward, without cowardice but with courage and dignity,” Moore said. “People don’t realize it, but this gang stuff is big business. If kids don’t have the courage and the dignity to stand up, then people will recruit them.”
Source (Written by Nathan Max, San Diego Union-Tribune, November 3, 2011).