Boxing Resource Center
2323 Merry Street
Nashville TN 37208
Boxers at a competition in Kentucky.
Mission Statement
Boxing Resource Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering fitness and community engagement among youth and adults through teaching the art and science of Olympic-style (amateur) boxing.
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Christy Halbert
Board Chair Dr. Christy Halbert
Board Chair Company Affiliation Boxing Resource Center
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $32,000.00 (2018)
Mission Boxing Resource Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering fitness and community engagement among youth and adults through teaching the art and science of Olympic-style (amateur) boxing.
Background Boxing Resource Center was founded in 1999 by Christy Halbert, with the goal to create an amateur boxing program that would encourage participants of any age, race, class, sex, or goal, whether competition or fitness. Christy knew first-hand the benefits of boxing training, including the physical benefits of developing improved strength and fitness, the mental benefits of facing challenges in training and competition, and the social benefits of training in a diverse atmosphere within a sport traditionally attractive to those most marginalized and counted "out." Christy imagined an organization that would encourage boxers inside and outside the ropes, particularly in their educational pursuits. In a few years, Boxing Resource Center has grown into its own space, and its programs such as Hit the Books, have brought together a growing group of volunteers who also desire to make a difference in the lives of marginalized young people within the community.
Impact Boxing Resource Center provides boxing training and competition program for persons of any age, race, class, or gender. Through year-round, quality training and events, athletes experience positive personal growth within an accepting and diverse climate of athletes and volunteers. Boxers are encouraged in academics and community-building through a variety of activities outside typical boxing training. Research shows that sport participation within diverse climates leads to improved fitness, self-esteem, mutual respect, and improved classroom outcomes.
1. Increased and long-term funding sources.
2. Larger facility in order to expand our programming.
3. Volunteers for classes and for our after-school "Hit the Books" and "Boxing/Literacy" programs.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Amateur Sports
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development /
Tertiary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
We are located near downtown Nashville (Davidson County), but serve clients around middle Tennessee and the surrounding area.
CEO Statement Boxing Resource Center was founded in 1999, and earned non-profit status in 2003. In the summer of 2005 we transformed a factory basement into a state-of-the-art boxing facility, and in May of 2007 we transformed another basement space, moving to East Nashville. In the fall of 2011 we began the work of renovation of an abandoned building in the downtown area, which is our current location. Many volunteers work at BRC to keep the facility and programs operational. We are a diverse group, cooperating to create a welcoming and safe space. Our style of boxing training is centered around science, and we strive to provide positive experiences for fitness, recreational and competitive boxers, alike.
Hit the Books After-School is a boxing and literacy program for middle-school girls and boys.  The non-contact lesson/workout program, called Float/Sting, was created by Coach Halbert, based on Muhammad Ali's gold-medal style.  HtB After-School engages students in the Nashville area who are at risk for absenteeism, failing a grade, and/or dropping out of school, and takes place on-site at the participating middle school.  Students meet twice per week for four weeks.
Hit the Books Boxing League is a 9-week boxing league for middle schools in the middle Tennessee area.  Boys and girls participate through their school club, and learn boxing techniques and tactics under the direction of school coaches and certified boxing coaches. Students are matched in contact and non-contact boxing competitions with other participating schools, with proceeds benefiting the school's library.
We are recruiting schools to participate in both of these programs.  Please visit our website for more information.
Budget 16000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Athletics & Sports
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Nashville Boxing Club is a program for youth and young adults wishing to compete on the local, regional, national, and international levels of Olympic-style (amateur) boxing.  Club Teams consist of local and travel teams, including schoolboy/girl (13-14), junior (15-16), youth (17-18), elite (19-35), and master's (over 34).
Collegiate Boxing is a club program specifically for college students in the Nashville area, wishing to participate in boxing competitions, including National Collegiate Boxing Championships via United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA, and National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA).  Student boxers may compete independently or as a school club team.
Olympic Hopefuls program is for competitive boxers who are on track to participate in Olympic qualifying events in a quest to become Olympic boxers.  Olympic Hopefuls travel for national and international competitions.  BRC/Nashville Boxing has produced numerous national and international champions.
Budget 14000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Sports Competitions
Population Served , ,
These programs introduce the benefits of boxing training, build community, and encourage participation in the sport on all levels.
In Your Corner is a 75-minute boxing lesson/workout for pairs looking for bonding/adventure -- i.e., parent/youth or mentor/youth. 4-7 pairs train together, as they apply the metaphor of a boxer's corner to their own support network.
Run/Jump/Throw is an athletic movement program for middle-school girls, to spark an interest in boxing and/or school sports.  The 6-week program meets twice per week, guided current/former collegiate athletes.  Students learn/practice efficient movements, to improve coordination, strength, and speed, to increase future enjoyment of physical education and sports.
Battle of the Badges is a competition for those with careers as firefighters, police officers, and others involved in public safety and law enforcement.  Proceeds for the competition benefit families of fallen public servants, and amateur boxing in middle-Tennessee.
Budget 18000
Population Served , ,
Let them Box is a diverse program which advocates for, and supports, women's Olympic/amateur boxing in the U.S. and around the world.  The program started as an organization for the inclusion of women boxers in the Olympic Games.  We were a part of the success, as women's boxing debuted in the Olympics in 2012. 
Now Let them Box continues to advocate for women and girls in Olympic boxing, by supporting additional weight categories and athlete quota.
Let Them Box participates in international training camps, including continental and world events.
Budget 12000
Population Served , ,
Junior/Youth Camps operate at various times through the summer, and are designed to give students a positive introduction to boxing, as well as the benefits of fitness. 
In Your Corner, Run/Jump/Throw, and Nashville Boxing Club operate during the summer (and are described in more detail under other program names).
Budget 8000
Population Served , ,
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Christy Halbert
Company Affiliation Boxing Resource Center
Term Jan 2002 to Dec 2019
Board Members
Dr. Chalene Helmuth Vanderbilt UniversityVoting
Mr. Tom Brown Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Nicole Gordon Cole SolutionsVoting
Dr. Christy Halbert Boxing Resource CenterVoting
Ms. Keri Rains Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Yvonne Simerman Nashville State Community CollegeVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 Other
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Standing Committees
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Special Event Liability
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Christy Halbert
Term Start Jan 2002
Experience Christy Halbert, Head Coach & President, Boxing Resource Center Coach Halbert has been instructing youth and adults in the science of Olympic-style boxing for over 20 years, developing boxers on the local, regional, national, and international levels. Coach Halbert holds the highest level of coaching certification offered by USA Boxing, and has led Team USA in numerous international events, including the first-ever Women's World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Coach Halbert's book, "The Ultimate Boxer: Understanding the Sport and Skills of Boxing," continues to be the top-selling advanced instruction manual on the sport. Halbert is a coach, and also oversees coaching and coaches' instruction/certification at Boxing Resource Center.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 50
Contractors 4
Retention Rate 100%
USA Boxing2002
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $32,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$20,866$9,471$6,714
Administration Expense$4,817$12,689$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.721.002.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%43%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$7,108$11,820$6,772
Current Assets$3,328$11,820$4,776
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$7,108$9,627$6,772
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $17,841Fundraising Events $11,432Special Events $8,203
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts & Grants $730Contributions, Gifts and Grants $10,649Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,853
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018 Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from 990EZ.
Foundation or corporate grants may be included in Individual Contributions sum, as these amounts are not separated in the 990EZ.
990 was prepared internally by the nonprofit.
Comment provided by Elizabeth Madsen 11/25/15
Nonprofit Boxing Resource Center
Address 2323 Merry Street
Nashville, TN 37208
Primary Phone (615) 668-0694
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Christy Halbert
Board Chair Dr. Christy Halbert
Board Chair Company Affiliation Boxing Resource Center
Year of Incorporation 2002

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