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Randy Dixon

Our Story

Mr. Randy Dixon came up with the idea of starting a boxing organization from his own transformative journey with boxing. Growing up, he became all too familiar with gangs and violence in his community. After being exposed to the positive benefits of boxing from his uncle, Mr. Dixon started Elite Performance Foundation from a genuine passion for the sport and a deep desire to create a positive impact on the lives of youth through boxing. He believed that boxing could be an outlet for youth and adults impacted by the challenges associated with gun violence and gang violence based on his experience as a youth in boxing. The journey from conception to establishment was marked by dedication, entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to fostering a community where people could not only learn the art of boxing but also experience personal growth and empowerment.

Our Vision

Gun violence and gang violence are destroying the lives of young people and communities across the city. Youth in Memphis need mentorship and support to redirect anger and challenges into positive outcomes. Recognizing the immense physical and mental benefits of the sport, I envisioned creating a space that would not only serve as a training ground for aspiring boxers but also as a hub for individuals seeking a supportive community, mentorship, improved fitness, anger management and enhanced self-confidence.

 

Selecting the right location was crucial to the success of Elite Performance Foundation. The Hickory Ridge Mall provided a facility with ample space for training and a welcoming atmosphere was chosen. The goal was to create an environment that would appeal to both youth and seasoned boxers, fostering a sense of community, inclusivity and encouragement.

Recognizing that success in the boxing business required more than just passion, assembling a skilled and motivated team became a priority. Coaches with experience in both boxing and mentoring were carefully selected to ensure that Elite Performance Foundation could deliver high-quality training and support to participants of all skill levels.

We strive to cultivate a thriving community around Elite Performance Foundation and proactive efforts were made to engage with the local community. Partnerships with schools, community centers, and other local businesses were established. Free introductory classes, workshops, and events were organized to introduce people to the benefits of boxing and create a buzz around our programs.

The journey from passion to punches in establishing Elite Performance Foundation was a testament to dedication, strategic planning, and a genuine commitment to the well-being of individuals through the sport of boxing. As the organization continues to grow, the initial vision remains at the forefront: to provide a space where individuals can not only learn the art of boxing but also embark on a journey of personal transformation and empowerment.

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