Boxing Program


In partnership with the Merced County Sheriff's Activities League and 51FIFTY Enterprises, the Carlos Vieira Foundation works to keep kids off the streets, out of gangs, and away from drugs through the Gloves Not Drugs after-school boxing and jiu jitsu program. The program allows children a safe place to learn discipline, strength, respect, camaraderie, and the art of these sports. 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 between the ages of 8-18. To participate in the program, the children must maintain school grades of C or better. The gyms are currently located in three cities: Livingston, Atwater, and Planada. The plan is to continue to grow the program throughout Central California.

Boxing Gym Locations

For more information or to sign up for classes, please contact the coach for the program and location you are interested in.

Atwater 51FIFTY Gym (2100 Academy Drive Atwater, CA 95301):

Boxing Training Hours:
Mon - Wed - Fri
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Boxing Coach Contact:
Fernando Casanova
209-777-4544
FCASANOVA@quad.com


51FIFTY Fitness Center (436 2nd Street Livingston, CA 95334):

Boxing Training Hours:
Mon - Wed - Fri
3:00PM - 5:30PM

Boxing Coach Contact:
Dennis Moniz
209-398-2273
dmoniz_ringside@yahoo.com

Planada Elementary School (9525 E Brodrick St. Planada CA 95365):

Boxing Training Hours:
Mon - Wed - Fri
4:00PM - 5:30PM

Boxing Coach Contact:
Lucy Lopez
209-777-2723
llboxer209@aol.com


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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Hours:
Tue - Thurs
3:00PM - 5:30PM

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach Contact:
Rodolfo Varela
209-398-2273
rvarela@51fiftyfitnesscenter.com