Taking care of yourself in the world isn’t always easy. Parents, do you wish your kids could get a chance to practice basic manual life skills like how to change a tire or use a ladder? Maybe you are an adult who would like to brush up on First Aid/CPR or safe ways to work out in the yard? Cappy’s Boxing Gym is hosting a series of four Community Life Skills Workshops covering:
– First Aid/CPR (March 8th, 2:00PM-4:00 PM)
– Basic Hand Tool Use (March 15th, 2:00 PM-4:00PM)
– Basic Car Maintenance/Care (March 22nd, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
– Basic House and Yard Care (March 29th, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
With sponsorship from Swedish Hospital, Cappy’s is able to offer these workshops for FREE. Workshops will be held at the Gym, 1408 22nd Ave, and are open to the Public but you must pre-register. For more information OR to sign up your family, contact [email protected] or call 206-322-6410
The Youth Boxers at Cappy’s Boxing Club finished up the final two rounds of the group’s Community Health and Well-Being Project with trips to the Central Cinema and Leschi’s BlueWater Bistro. The Project, sponsored by Swedish Hospital, has actively brought together Youth, local Community Experts and Businesses to promote a wide-ranging dialogue about Community Health.
Kevin Spitzer sat down with the Youth in his restaurant just outside the screening room at the Central Cinema. While the Youth Boxers were more likely to know of the Central Cinema from their popular Cartoon Happy Hour, the 30-something adults on the Route were inspired by Spitzer’s knowledge of 80s Cult Classic films.
Later in the week, Robert Harvey, Veteran and bartender at BlueWater Bistro, spoke to the Youth just days before two of the Boxers were preparing for their first competitive match. When asked what he had learned from his experience in the war, Harvey spoke of the way that adversity can challenge a person to go beyond what they think is possible. Advice for Boxers entering the Ring and for Communities as a whole.
Cappy’s Boxing Club knocked out two interviews as part of their Community Health and Well-Being Project this week.
The first interview was with Dr. Rayburn Lewis, MD, Senior VP COO at Swedish Cherry Hill Campus. The Boxers were inspired by his commitment to the community including his 23 years of volunteering as the Franklin High School team physician. Dr. Lewis summed up his philosophy of civic responsibility with the quote “to whom much is given, much is required.” The kids discovered that Swedish Hospital, an integral part of Seattle’s success since 1885, is a great organization to have in your corner.
Later in the week, Club members got to know their neighbor, interviewing Melinda Johnson, owner of Seattle Kajukenbo and Kung Fu Studio. The studio shares Cappy’s commitment to developing Youth in mind and body. Local experts Soyna Wyrobek and Ziko Tzolos led the hour long route to and from the studio with conversation covering nurse midwife training, guitar repair, memorization techniques, heavy metal and boxing. It’s all part of the diversity of the Central District!
This week, it was back to the “Old School” for the Boxers participating in Cappy’s Boxing Club’s Community Health and Well-Being Project. Now in it’s fifth week, the Project which is sponsored by Swedish Hospital, seeks to establish connections between Youth, local community experts and Central District businesses in order to promote Community Health and Well-Being.
Lifetime Central District Resident and Cappy’s Boxing Gym Maintenance Supervisor Davon Evans was first up to be interviewed. Speaking to a group of Youth Boxers from Cappy’s competitive team, Davon spun stories of the way things used to be in the CD. The kids came back to the gym full of the tales of Bruce Lee’s father, Odessa Brown and the infamous Devil’s Ditch.
The legendary proprietor of Earl’s Cuts and Styles was up next. Born and raised in the Central District, he’s a man who is famous enough to not need a last name. Earl let it be known, nothing says “Old School style” like taking the time to look good. He shared his pride in the neighborhood, the Central District history, and his delight in providing a place for CD neighbors to come in and look their best.
Cappy’s Boxing Club’s Community Health and Well-Being project sailed through the half-way mark last week as Youth Boxers gathered stories at The Madrona Alehouse and the Red Apple Market. The Project, sponsored by Swedish Hospital, seeks to increase awareness of Health and Well-Being in the Central District and neighboring communities by connecting Youth, Community Experts, and local businesses.
First up was local bartender Casey Broesamie at the Madrona Alehouse. The Youth focused their interview questions on the balance that workers must have between their job and their family life. Casey linked the effort, patience, and Teamwork it takes to create happy customers with the qualities needed to create a happy family. Evidence of the Alehouse’s success in fostering a space for neighborhood people to gather was everywhere from the local art on the walls to the menu featuring local wines and beers.
Two days later, the Youth Boxers were off to Red Apple Market, known for its friendly environment (and, the Youth learned, customers dancing in the aisles.) On their route, Youth Boxers Sam Shethar and Owen Brower practiced some Teamwork of their own as they performed an impromptu shadowbox demonstration for a neighborhood boxing enthusiast on the street. Long-time Red Apple employee Robert Amaral wrapped it all up emphasizing “you can’t do it alone” whether you are working, playing in a band, or training for boxing.
Cappy’s Youth Boxers with Volunteer Cle Franklin
Youth Boxers from Cappy’s Boxing Club finished up the first two rounds of their 12 round Community Health and Well-Being Project last week. Their first stop was the Central District Chamber of Commerce where they interviewed formidable neighborhood legend De Charlene Williams. The Youth were inspired by De Charlene’s vivid stories of the CD Community including the historic Fashion Shows at Washington Plaza.
The next round brought the kids toe-to-toe with Michael McGloin, owner of the Judkins
Judkins Street Cafe owner Michael McGloin
Street Cafe. With the kids seated around the table at his popular restaurant, McGloin explained his philosophy that business exists to serve the Community. His Community pride was infectious as he described hosting musical events, special dinners and fundraisers for his Central District neighbors.
Cappy’s Boxing Gym is partnered up with Swedish Hospital to promote Community Health and Well-Being in the Central District. The Project, launched by Cappy’s Gym in February, is engaging community experts, local businesses, and area Youth Boxers to highlight different aspects of Community Health.
The Gym is looking for assistance in documenting and broadcasting the incredible community stories that they are collecting. Volunteers with experience in film, audio and media distribution are sought. Contact [email protected] if you are interested!