1,000,000 PUNCHES FROM THE HEART
- Punching out Racism, Gang Violence and Distrust of the Police - 

The San Diego Police Department show their support of ABC's mission by hosting the 
kick-off boxing session in front of Police Headquarters - all are welcome!
 Monday, October 17th from 6am - 10am

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

ABC Youth Foundation is excited to announce 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 distrust of the police." The Campaign kicked off last year as 40,000 Punches from the Heart, a two day event. It was overwhelmingly well received generating 73,000 Punches community wide in just two days! This year, we are devoting two full months (September and October) and we have 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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How Does 1,000,000 Punches from the Heart Work?
Throughout the Fall, ABC Youth Foundation will bring heavy bags and boxing gloves to organization offices, school campuses and civic groups. 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. The campaign culminates in a power week of 
televised sessions in October by KUSI Television.

How Can the Community Participate?
ABC Youth Foundation Executive Director, Tom Courtney shared "We are thrilled by the show of support we have already received for our fall campaign and welcome additional community involvement at every level. The San Diego Police Department and UCSD have already come forward to host punching sessions for their staff and students onsite. Interested donors can underwrite a punching session at the school, church, civic organization or business of their choice. Community members who want to show individual support can donate directly to the campaign. Folks who want to physically add to our 1,000,000 punches can join us at one of our locations and dedicate their own 60 second punching session for $20. This campaign is a beautiful and visceral way to bring the community together in a show of force - both physical, emotional and fiscal - to support a safe and positive environment for San Diego's youth."

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!"

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN!

Individuals who wish to underwrite a session or schedule a taped boxing session at their company, 
school or private event can contact 
Executive Director, Tom Courtney at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 619-778-0770

Press contact Susan Clausen, Public Relations Specialist at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 619-933-0038

CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF in front of Police Headquarters 1401 Broadway, downtown
Monday, October 17th from 6am - 10am

Community session locations are fluid - and will be regularly updated on the website.

JOIN THE FIGHT AND DONATE NOW 


 CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR
CHAMPIONSHIP BELT, LIZZETTE!

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(Lizzette and her VERY PROUD father)

We are so happy to see that all of Lizzette's hard work and dedication has paid off. She is such an excellent role model for her peers and we hope that her accomplishments inspire more youth to keep striving for greatness.


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ABC's Lizzette Corrales is currently in Florida this week to compete at the 2016 Women's Golden Gloves tournament

The ABC Youth Foundation is extremely proud of Lizzette and we wish her the best. No matter what the outcome is, she will always be our champion!


 ABC YOUTH FOUNDATION'S 6TH ANNUAL
"BRIDGING THE GAP" SUMMER PROGRAM


REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY, TUESDAY JULY 5TH @ 4PM
In order to secure your child's spot in the program, the enrollment form must be completed at ABC Youth Foundation AND payment must be made.

The program will be open to youth ages 9 to 16 years old, and space will be limited. This year's activities will be based on four major elements, which include but are not limited to:

1. Academics: reading circles, computer class, math power hour
2. Health: nutrition class, sports
3. Community: community clean ups
4.  Development: fine art classes, career exploration

and of course... awesome field trips throughout San Diego!  

Dates: July 25 to August 19
Times: 10 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday
Enrollment fee: $25.00
 

If you have any questions, please contact Eilleen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 619-234-2200


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The ABC Youth Foundation would like to thank the SDPD's Chief of Police, Shelly Zimmerman, for stopping by the gym on Saturday, October 17th. See what she had to say about our foundation and our upcoming event here.

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Watch Shelly Zimmerman contribute to our goal of 40,000 punches!

Shelly Zimmerman Punching Bag

Help us raise money to support our youth
by making a donation on our GoFundMe page


  National Night Out
at Memorial Rec. Center

Every first Tuesday of August is recognized as "National Night Out." For National Night Out, the San Diego Police Department hosted an event at the Memorial Rec. Center, bringing our community together. There was a great turn out, congratulations to the SDPD for a successful night!

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Our lovely volunteer Isabel helping us at our booth at National Night Out


Victory at Desert Showdown 2015

 Our athletes Lizzette and Jeff competed at Desert Showdown in Indio and both brought home belts. Congratulations to our fighters!

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Pictured above is Lizzette and our coaches, posing with this year's belt and last year's belt. Way to go, champ!


 BRIDGING THE GAP
SUMMER 2015

It's a wrap! Thank you to all the families who participated, and a special thank you to everybody who contributed to our program. We couldn't have done it without our ABC family and our partners!

Here's a quick glimpse at some of what we did these last few weeks:

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Our youth visited the ABLE Base where they had the opportunity to see the SDPD's helicopters.

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Billy made sure to do the ABC Concept with the youth at the beginning of the day.

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We visited the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center while the Circus Exhibit was there. Some of our youth were courageous enough to walk the tight rope!

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Our friends from Outdoor Outreach took us surfing and kayaking and we all had an amazing time.

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We painted several times with Ms. Davina, pictured above is one of the many pieces we did with her. We also did a woodshop class and built birdhouses (not pictured) with Mr. Tony from Jr. Builder's Academy.

We did tons of other activities and we had a great time! We enjoyed those 5 weeks with our youth and we're looking forward to having more successful programs in the future.


 BRIDGING THE GAP
SUMMER 2015
(Monday 6/29/2015 - Friday 7/31/2015)

Registration is now open!

This program is open to youth between the ages of 10 and 17 years old and space will be limited.

Among MANY activities, we will be participating in community service, art classes (painting and wood shop), sports (swimming, surfing and kayaking), and field trips (Superior Court, Balboa Park and Old Town).

For enrollment information, contact Eilleen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call ABC at 619-234-2200.


 AZTEC BASEBALL

 President Billy Moore threw out the 1st pitch at SDSU's baseball game last week. Here are a few pictures from that evening.

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Mr. Moore in action

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LeMar Slater and two ABC Youth accompanied Mr. Moore to the game

Thank you, SDSU Aztecs!

 


BILLY MOORE VISITS KANSAS CITY

Men & Ladies of Vision & Empowerment (MOVE and LOVE) recently invited President Billy Moore to Kansas City. Mr. Moore had the opportunity to visit two schools (an elementary and alternative school) and introduce the ABC Concept to more students.

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Thank you, MOVE & LOVE, for sharing this experience with Billy Moore and the ABC Youth Foundation!


  SUCCESS!

Thank you to everybody who donated to and attended ABC's fundraising event on May 2nd

We hope you all enjoyed your night... We sure did!

We raised $25,000 and we could not have done it without our supporters. Special thank you to Tom Courtney, our Executive Director, and our Board Members for planning and organizing the event.


 Please join Billy Moore and Board Members
of the ABC Youth Foundation

as we present

THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOXING MATCH OF THE CENTURY!

Hosted by Mike and Kaye Wynne

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

May 2, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

This event will be hosted at the Wynne residence on Mt. Soledad overlooking Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. A suggested minimum donation of $60 per person or $100 per couple will cover all food and beverages for the evening.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THIS EVENT
(Donating to this event through GoFundMe will automatically register you for this event. If you would like to attend this event but are unable to make a charitable donation, or if you would like to make a donation without attending the event, see the information below.)

For more information or to RSVP,
please contact Tom Courtney at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 619-778-0770

 


 

2014 Summer Break Program

REGISTRATION DATES ANNOUNCED

Registration Opens Tuesday, May 27th

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