The Streetwise Foundation, an offshoot of Streetwise Management, has presented boxing equipment to the Charles Quartey Boxing Club located at Timber Market in Accra.
The items included gloves, bandages, head gears, T-shirts, caps, skipping ropes, sweat shirts, boots and training shoes.
Presenting the items, Mr Michael Amoo-Bediako, the CEO of The Streetwise Foundation, said giving back to society was important in building the careers of other upcoming fighters.
He added that the training equipment would offer the boxers in the gym the opportunity to be in shape by getting the right gears for training.
“I am a Ghanaian and believes boxers in Ghana have what it takes to be world champions but lack basic boxing equipment that can develop their talents,” Mr Amoo-Bediako noted.
“This is why The Streetwise Foundation decided to donate this equipment to the Charles Quartey Boxing Club to aid the boxers in their development”.
An Ambassador for The Streetwise Foundation, who is managed by the same outfit, Richard Commey, explained that he had been concentrating his efforts on generating interest in sports for the youth and helping them to maximise their talents.
“This is what we want to do to give back to society for what it has given us,” said Commey.
“We hope that the young boxers in this gym would take advantage of this equipment to build on their talents.
“I am really particular about this donation because I was once like these kids and boxing changed my life. I believe hard work can also change theirs too,” he stated.
Receiving the items, Mr Charles Quartey, the head trainer at the gym, promised to put the equipment to good use, pointing out that the donation was timely as most of the training gears used by boxers in the gym were worn out.
“I’m short of words for this gesture because these are things we really need to build the boxers in the gym,” he noted.
“I am very happy and I want to thank Streetwise Management for seeing our gym as being worthy of support,” he added.