Blue Gill Presents Grant to Soul City Boxing

Standing – Renae Palmer, Geraldine James, Gloria Chapman, Tonya Chatman_ Seated – Rhonda Coates, Lesley Mitchell

On Sunday, December 18, the members of the Blue Gill Fishing Club gathered at the club to present their annual Christmas donation, a check for $500, to this year’s awardees, the Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Gym – an anti-gang and anti-violence non-profit organization located in the heart of the city.

Receiving the donation were Otha Jones, Jr, and his son, Roshawn Jones. Otha Jones made a point to thank the Blue Gill for their assistance, one of the only such establishments, he noted, that had extended such a hand to the organization.

The gym will use the funds, said Jones, to help kids in the eight-to-12 age group acquire books and receive tutoring. The gym currently has about 60 youth in its programs.