Our mission is to reclaim community youth from the city streets of Baltimore and prepare them for future roles as productive citizens of society. The program creates and maintains a positive and safe environment for children, providing multiple activities geared to improving academic, social and athletic skills.

No Hooks before Books combines academic development and athletic training under one roof. While boxing is an exciting draw and integral part of the program, academic development is the paramount goal. Children must participate actively in the academic program in order to participate in the boxing program.

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Umar Youth Boxing, Inc. is non-profit 501(c)3 organization.



Lightweight Sponsors

Advanced Windows BCT Architects Bohler Engineering Bunting Door & Hardware Co. Cohn Reznick Colt Builders Design Collective FX Studios G&I Contracting Gingles, LLC The Halle Companies Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. KTGY Architecture LandDesign The Martin Architectural Group Master Security

Dan Murphy

Parking Management, Inc. RCM&D Residential Title Seawall Development Co. Triangle Sign & Service Urban Green Environmental

In-Kind Sponsors

Younts Design Inc.

Strazzella Family

Union Craft Brewing

Hosted at Anthem House

900 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230

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Food & Drinks

Food by Main & Market

Drinks by Union Craft Brewing


Fun raffle prizes announced throughout the night.
12 rounds of prizes, 1 round announced every 10 minutes!

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