GYM INFORMATION
Start A Boxing Club In Your Community
***  Availability Of Local Gyms Is Invaluable To Those Seeking An Individual Sport  ***

The Golden Gloves Association of America, and the Michigan Golden Gloves Association, Inc., believe that
amateur boxing can be an extremely fulfilling and useful experience for youth, and should be exposed to a wide
cross-section of young men and women. But, it requires help of volunteers who are willing to help start boxing
clubs , manage gyms and train boxers. In order to start up a boxing club; three ingredients are necessary.

*        A facility used solely for boxing. A room of approximately 1,000 square feet will suffice. An empty     
building or basement of a church, fire or police station, or an unused school area are ideal.

*        Equipment, which can be obtained through community resources, and/or the Michigan Golden        
Gloves Association.

*        Coaches, who can be recruited from the immediate community, and trained in the roper coaching   
procedures.

We feel that amateur boxing can be a vehicle to instruct in sportsmanship, and the value of conditioning can be
a positive release of energy and can help build self-confidence and character. Amateur boxing can provide an
excellent means of conditioning for the high school athlete during the off season, and also provide a sport for
young men and women who are not involved in school sports programs, or prefer to compete in an individual
sport. Amateur boxing also can provide youth with an opportunity to satisfy the basic human need of
recognition in a positive manner. All too often this need is met through delinquent behavior. But, it takes the
help of volunteers. Golden Gloves is interested in talking to anyone desiring assistance in starting a boxing
club, or with anyone who has knowledge of a possible facility for a boxing club. Golden Gloves believes
amateur boxing is of such value that it should be available to young men and women in all communities. Those
interested in starting a boxing club, or aware of a facility which has potential to house a boxing club, please
contact Michigan Golden Gloves Ofice at (616) 784-0862 or
Email: Office
Gym lists are updated as we get the information.
For more information call numbers at bottom of this page.
M.G.G.A. ST. MARY'S CENTER
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN  49504

Coach Randy Sutter @  616-901-1990

Dave Packer @ 616-308-6485

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M.G.G.A. SAND LAKE CENTER
31 S. THIRD ST

( N.E. Corner of OLD U.S. 131 and Oak St.)

SAND LAKE, MICHIGAN  49343

Coach Troy Rowland

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West Side

Pat Schmidt
616-363-6722
Email him

Dave Packer
616-784-0862
Email him
East Side

Gary Richards
989-791-1897
989-249-7627
Email him

Ken Dinnan
810-744-4299
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Michigan Silver Gloves
Gary Richards
45578 Longmeadow Blvd. W.
Saginaw, MI  48603
Email Him
989-791-1897   989-714-4588
FAX:  989-249-7627
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GYMS ARE OPEN FOR PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS

Training Centers throughout Michigan have begun training boxers for this years
competion. Boxers need not be experienced, as competition classes are available for
beginners as well as experienced boxera ages 14 tohrough 34. Gyms will continue to
except prospective boxers right up to tournament time.
ST. MARYS ACTIVITY CENTER
( In the Basement )
526 Broadway N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

( Located on the corner of 2nd and Broadway N.W. )
Entrace to gym is on the S.W. corner of the building

PARKING:     PARK in the lot across the street off Broadway N.W. ,
NOT in the CHURCH PARKING LOT!!!
Gym Hours:
Monday thru Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at other times
as scheduled by the coaches.

Prospective boxers:
Ages 11 and older only.  They should stop into the gym during gym hours to
see the facility and ask any questions.  All boxers ages 11 - 17 will need a
parent or legal guardian to come with them to sign registration forms at the
gym.

As of January 1, 2013 the gym fees are $85.00 (cash only) for the calendar
year which includes the USA Boxing registration fee.

The gym is run by volunteer coaches who will instruct boxers in group
sessions and at times individually.  To register, prospective boxers need to
have their birth certificate, photo I.D. (driver's license, passport, immigration
card or state ID card are acceptable), a 1.5" x 1.5" headshot photo that will be
inserted into their boxing registration passbook, and the money to pay for the
gym/registration fees.  Recommended equipment initially are a form-fitted
mouthpiece and handwraps which can be purchased at the gym for $2.00 &
$8.00 respectively.
M.G.G.A. KING PARK CENTER
900 Fuller Ave. S.E.

Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN  49506

Don Jackson @ 616-780-7866

Larry Nicholson @ 906-869-3092

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Grand Rapids Area Gym's
MGGA - St. Mary's Gym
526 Broadway Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Randy Sutter @ 616-901-1990
Dave Packer @ 616-308-6485
MGGA - King Park Gym
900 Fuller Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Don Jackson @ 616-780-7866
Larry Nicholson @ 906-869-3092
Pro Karate / UA Gym
652 28th St. SW
Grand Rapids, MI  49509
Brian Lentz @ 616-538-5222
or Cell @ 616-617-8045
Up & Out Boxing Team
525 Eastern Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Antoine Gooch @ 616-589-1820
Wyoming Pride Boxing Club
1848 Porter SW
Wyoming, MI  49519
Alex Fernandez @ 616-560-5445