Programs to serve and develop the youth of Cincinnati

Lives Are Changed
Through Amateur Boxing

A Partnership For The Betterment Of Young Lives

Cincinnati Golden Gloves is the alliance of three franchises: Golden Gloves, the Police Athletic League (PAL) and USA Boxing. As a non-profit organization our focus is on building the character and self-esteem of young men and women through programs designed specifically for them. The organization holds local boxing shows and also sends boxers to other cities as well as all major tournaments. During the past eight years our boxers have won over 60 championships and some have even become Olympians. We are just as proud of the young men who have not won any titles as many have gone on to live productive lives.

Since 1923 Golden Gloves has provided an opportunity for young athletes to develop lifetime skills through hard work, discipline, sportsmanship, self-respect and pride. The Golden Gloves program has led the way in promoting amateur boxing in the United States and has produced the majority of competitors for America's boxing teams in the Pan-Am and Olympic Games.

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is based on the belief that children, if reached early enough, can develop a strong, positive attitude toward police officers. PAL is a recreation oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily on athletics to tighten the bond between police officers and the kids in the community.

USA Boxing is the national governing body of amateur, Olympic-style boxing and is the United States' member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA). As a national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee, USA Boxing is responsible for the administration, development and promotion of Olympic-style boxing in the United States.