The Blackfeet Boxing Club in Browning is asking for some help in being able to take its young members to competitions and events.
Frankie Kipp has created a GoFundMe account so people can donate to help the club buy a van.
The GoFundMe page states, in part:
- Our boxing club is financially challenged and we serve some of the most high risk, financially challenged youth in our area. Our club is a positive outlet for these children to be involved in. We are drug and alcohol free, we teach suicide prevention and are totally anti-bullying. We have helped a lot of youth who suffer from different problems like anger management, ADHD, addiction, lack of self-esteem and confidence just to name a few.At the current time, we are unable to transport our kids to the different events to compete because our boxing club van broke down. We were recently offered an awesome deal for a 15 passenger van for $1,500.00. This is why we are trying to raise funds. The van will also need some maintenance which will cost around $500. This van was offered to us because of what we are doing for the youth which is all on a volunteer basis. Please help us reach our goal so our club can have transportation. Any and all help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!!
Neal Pipes made a donation and challenged others to help, and added a bit of humor to his request: "I challenge my friends. Give up your foo-foo coffee for a day. The coach is one of the most honorable men I know. the kids are all heart. Their goal is for transportation, but their need is great. So I'm giving, and if you know me, I'm Scrooge."