1,000,000 PUNCHES FROM THE HEART
– Punching out Racism, Gang Violence and Mistrust of the Police –
100% of proceeds to benefit ABC Youth Foundation’s after school student programs
Saturday, November 3rd 12-6 at Punch Bowl Social!
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR $20 TICKETS
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
ABC Youth Foundation is excited to continue 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 of punching out racism, violence and mistrust of the police. We have reached 658,521 punches as of October of 2018, and look forward to adding to our count on Saturday!
ABC President, Billy Moore, Former 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ourPress contact: 619-778-0770
Susan Clausen, Clausen Communications email@example.com
Community session locations are fluid – and will be regularly updated on the website.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR
CHAMPIONSHIP BELT, LIZZETTE!
(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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 619-234-2200
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.
Watch Shelly Zimmerman contribute to our goal of 40,000 punches!
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!
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!
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
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:
Our youth visited the ABLE Base where they had the opportunity to see the SDPD’s helicopters.
Billy made sure to do the ABC Concept with the youth at the beginning of the day.
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!
Our friends from Outdoor Outreach took us surfing and kayaking and we all had an amazing time.
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
(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 email@example.com or call ABC at 619-234-2200.
President Billy Moore threw out the 1st pitch at SDSU’s baseball game last week. Here are a few pictures from that evening.
Mr. Moore in action
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.
Thank you, MOVE & LOVE, for sharing this experience with Billy Moore and the ABC Youth Foundation!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-778-0770
2014 Summer Break Program
REGISTRATION DATES ANNOUNCED
Registration Opens Tuesday, May 27th