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Local business reaching out to area youth through boxing

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Down on Union Street sits New Look Fitness Center, home to the Soldiers of Hope Boxing program. Down on Union Street sits New Look Fitness Center, home to the Soldiers of Hope Boxing program.
McLaurine says he has always had positive influences in his life and he now uses the program to give youth and families somewhere to go when life has them on the ropes. McLaurine says he has always had positive influences in his life and he now uses the program to give youth and families somewhere to go when life has them on the ropes.

Life can be a hectic and challenging endeavor, whether you're an adult or a child and finding solace or peace among all that chaos may be just as hard. Jack McGuire caught up with a local business hoping to change that through community involvement and the sport of boxing.

Down on Union Street sits New Look Fitness Center, home to the Soldiers of Hope boxing program. Aaron McLaurine started the program as a way of reaching out to area youth as a positive way to battle hardships in life. However, McLaurine developed Soldiers of Hope into a way for families to come together and work through conflict as well. The program hosted an endorsement day for community and business leaders in hopes of growing support for the future of the program.

McLaurine says he has always had positive influences in his life and he now uses the program to give youth and families somewhere to go when life has them on the ropes.

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