On February 6, the St. Stephens Knights of Columbus donated $500 to Rock Steady Boxing (RSB). Michael Crager recently opened the boxing gym for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Bill Gill, a St. Stephens Knights of Columbus member, presented the check to Crager. Gill stated, “We appreciate what you are doing here for the community and wanted to make a donation to help purchase any additional equipment you may be needing.” Crager responded with thankfulness and was surprised by the donation from the organization. Crager explained there is a total of 14 fighters using the gym currently to help fight back against Parkinson’s.
The RSB program is located at the Mark Twain Shopping Center, where Mary Yager has donated her gym space to help make this program possible. As you enter the door, there is a large padded floor space to use for workouts, three punching bags and several other pieces of equipment.
The RSB gym is for people fighting Parkinson’s and offers exercises which are specifically designed for the symptoms of the disease. On November 2, Crager traveled to Indianapolis, IN to attend a three-day seminar to obtain his certification to teach the boxing classes for the RSB gym here in the community.
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