Gloves Not Drugs

In partnership with the Merced County Sheriff's Activities League, the Carlos Vieira Foundation works to keep kids off the streets, out of gangs, and away from drugs through the Gloves Not Drugs afterschool boxing program. The program allows children between the ages of 8-18 a safe place to learn discipline, strength, respect, camaraderie, and the art of boxing.
It also gives kids another choice by presenting the opportunity to better themselves individually versus the alternative of being on the streets getting into trouble. The Gloves Not Drugs Boxing Program is 100% free to children. In order to participate in the program, the children must maintain school grades of C or better.
The gyms are currently located in four cities: Livingston, Atwater, Delhi, and Planada. The plan is to continue to grow the program throughout Central California.
If you are interested in registering your child at one of our free 51FIFTY Boxing Gyms as part of the Gloves Not Drugs program, please contact the coach at the gym you would like to attend for additional information.

  • Livingston 51FIFTY Gym Coach: Dennis Moniz Phone: 209-394-2752 Email:

  • Delhi 51FIFTY Gym Coach: Eddie Lopez Phone: 209-201-6666 Email:

  • Atwater 51FIFTY Gym Coach: Steve Melander Phone: 209-769-8760 Email:

  • Planada 51FIFTY Gym Coach: Lucy Lopez Phone: 209-777-2723 Email: