By Darrel Wheeler, Photos by Darrel Wheeler
On the last Friday of February the first thing on the agenda for the Anybody Can Youth Foundation was community appreciation day at the ABC building at 3131 Market Street.
Mr. Billy Moore and his staff at ABC welcomed all comers to their free, all-you-can-eat good time event.
“This was our way of thanking the people that live in this community, including the police department and other important affiliations that recognize us,” ABC affiliate Carmen Minnerly shared. “The police department really believes in our program. They are always willing to help us.”
Anyone with an appetite was welcome to stop by and partake in a free tacos, rice and beans delight provided by You Chill We Grill catering. Billy Moore, President and Ceo. and Chairman Terrance Shigg were the proud recipients of a check from One San Diego’s nonprofit organization.
“I’ve been a big supporter of Billy and his work for years. We go way back. The work that he and his team have done is awesome; they are saving lives,” Former police Chief Shelly Zimmerman shared. “Today I was proud as a member of our group One San Diego presented them with a $2,500.00 check for their outstanding community service.”
The ABC building is a place known for their boxing, but there is also an educational component to the ABC experience where teachers teach, youngsters learn, and trainers train. On Friday, February 28th, 3131 Market Street was also a place to eat, fellowship, meet and greet old and new friends.
“I’ve been coming here for seven months and I have learned a lot about boxing and life. We have excellent teachers here. The boxing is a great stress-reliever. If everything works out, I would like to pursue a professional boxing career,” said SDHS student D’ajanae Lewis.