We are a National 501c3 Non-Profit.
As we approach the 100-year anniversary (2023) of Golden Gloves of America a lot has changed, but much has stayed the same.
While the mission of golden gloves has evolved to include both young male and female boxers, at its core is still the main ingredient: to provide opportunities to build character, self-respect, and lasting leadership skills.
Throughout our history the Golden Gloves has been a place for a young person to challenge themselves, some to achieve personal goals, some to be part of a team and others to achieve success in their community.
“Boxing is the ultimate challenge, there’s nothing that can compare to testing yourself every time you do when you step in the ring.”
Sugar Ray Leonard
This due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Gyms are struggling to re- open limiting the opportunities for our youth to stay active and healthy.
One can walk into any boxing gym and see the multi-cultural make up of the boxers and the camaraderie shared. This is more important now as the country and the world is facing challenges with race relations. Boxers learn discipline and humility real fast, with most bouts ending with a handshake or a hug.