Gale and Local Organizations Join Forces for Sunrise Charity Exercise Event in Plymouth’s Kellogg Park

Donations to Benefit Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program

Plymouth, Mich – July 22, 2015 – Hundreds of Michigan residents and employees from Farmington Hills-based Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, will gather in Plymouth’s Kellogg Park next week for an early morning exercise session to raise money for The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program in Detroit. The Gale Charity Challenge event – an exercise flash mob for charity – will take place during Gale’s annual sales meeting being held in Plymouth. Employees will donate money to participate and the event is expected to raise $15,000 for Downtown Boxing Gym’s Youth Program which focuses on “books before boxing,” community service and gives students access to tutoring and educational resources. Gale will also donate products to support research and learning in the gym’s workstation computer lab. A lively, loud exercise session choreographed by Plymouth-based Z Spot Fitness Studio – complete with boxing moves – will follow the donation check presentation.

Who:      Gale, a leading provider of library resources based in Farmington Hills, and Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program based in Detroit

What:     2015 Gale Charity Challenge, an exercise flash mob for charity arranged by and benefitting local Detroit-area organizations

When:    Friday, July 31 from 6:30am – 8am 

Where: Kellogg Park, Downtown Plymouth, MI 48170

Details:  Please contact Kristina Massari at [email protected] if you are interested in attending and covering the Gale Charity Challenge and to arrange interviews with spokespeople onsite. Event photos and b-roll will also be available upon request.

About Cengage Learning and Gale

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is a global provider of research resources for libraries and businesses for more than 60 years. Gale is passionate about supporting the continued innovation and evolution of libraries by providing the content, tools, and services libraries need to promote information discovery, enable learning, and support economic, cultural, and intellectual growth in their communities. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.gale.cengage.com.

About Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program

Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program (DBG) is a Detroit 501(C) 3 nonprofit that develops good citizenship in urban youth through a demanding boxing program in addition to strong academic support and a connection to the community through voluntary service. To date, they boast a 100% high school graduation rate and most of those students go on to college. For more information, visit www.downtownyouthboxing.org. You can also like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/downtownboxing and follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/dtownboxingprog.

 

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