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Client Spotlight: Fighting Chance Boxing Club

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“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ” This Muhammad Ali quote serves as one of the guiding mantras for Fighting Chance Boxing Club, a youth development nonprofit founded in 2015, headquartered in North Minneapolis.

Housed in a refurbished Minneapolis Fire Department station, Fighting Chance envisions a “community of hopeful and empowered youth who achieve self-discipline, confidence, compassion and respect.” Community youth, ages 9-18 under, have free access to the boxing instruction, healthy meals, and mentoring services Fighting Chance provides.

Adults interested in boxing, or the yoga studio, are welcomed with a sliding scale membership fee.

The founders, retired Police Officer Victor Mills and Restaurateur Ryan Burnet, envision a community space where kids and adults can develop discipline, confidence, and a healthy, active lifestyle.

Fox Advancement has been working with Fighting Chance since June, offering prospect research, grant strategy, and grant writing services. We are so excited to be a part of this important work.

If you are interested in learning more about Fox Advancement’s grant writing services, contact Managing Director Christine Schwitzer at

Find more information on Fighting Chance Boxing Club here.

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