Entering the Ring
Recreation facilities in North Las Vegas are getting ready to reopen.
On the corner of Judson Avenue and Linn Lane, outdoor basketball courts and grassy picnic areas are already being enjoyed by neighbors of all ages. With direction from Laborers Local 872, a diligent team of volunteers is revitalizing the rest of the block for the community. Adding to the benefits of having the Cora Coleman Senior Center and Bob Price Community Center around the corner, improvements are being made to childcare space, gymnasiums, and a boxing gym. While most of the work is being done to revitalize existing facilities, an entire firehouse is being repurposed for the amateur boxing gym. Contractors such as J Core and MMC have also donated time and resources. The Gym will also be fully stocked with equipment donated by the Raiders.
Center Ring Boxing is eager to move in as soon as renovations have been completed to precise specifications. The after-school boxing program trains over fifty kids every day and will be calling 5710 Judson Avenue home. Vice President of Local 872 Marco Hernandez has been involved with the project from the beginning. His vision for a wide open floor plan will enable cardio training and endurance conditioning to take place indoors alongside two regulation boxing rings. All of these are coming together with help from over 30 laborers. “They do not forget to help us out and it means a lot to me,” says Hernandez who has been with volunteers working every day. Some volunteers have dedicated up to 8 hours a day on weekends. Projects like these show the best of Local 872 while benefiting members and their families.