Dear BCBA Friends, Fans & Supporters:

It’s with great sadness that we must inform you BCBA will be suspending operations at its 800 Chettic location in Copiague at the end of this week on 2/23.

We have been informed the center we sublet our space in, is closing down. We must now find another affordable space where we can continue doing the great work we started way back in 2004.

We thought we found such a place earlier this month when we put forth a marketable idea with a reputable local gym where they would temporarily host our Youth Boxing Program. As it turned out, they are in the midst of major renovations and cannot accommodate us at this time.

Rather than continue scrambling around looking for suitable space with such little time (and risk getting into another unstable rental situation), we have decided it is best to suspend operations. We will use this down time to properly secure and prep a rental situation that is affordable yet close to home (Lindenhurst Copiague).

We will also use this break to focus on fundraising so when we return, we have resources to properly run our FREE Veteran programs; programs that are very important to us.

Over the years BCBA has worked with thousands of kids, many of whom have gone on to college, careers and having families of their own! It has been a great source of pride and a privilege for us to have impacted so many young lives.

Upon our return by late spring, we plan to bring back a host of new coaches dedicated to helping local youth and our veterans.

We also plan on bringing back some of our more popular youth programs including our After School Fitness Fun Camp and a Kid's Wrestling Camp, another program that is very important to us.

Our schedule for this last week of official operations is as follows:
  • Last day for youth boxing gym including final sparring session is Friday 2/23 6PM-7PM
  • D.R.I.F.T. Youth Boxing Camp meets tomorrow Tue. 2/20, Thur. 2/22 & Sat 2/24 this week with Graduation ceremony on Tue. 2/27
In the meantime, stay informed via our website and our Facebook page. And if you'd like to lend support or volunteer please don't hesitate to contact us.

Down but Never OUT!
Ray Bettinelli
Coach | Acting Facility Director
GYM (631) 412-3686
CELL (631) 747-0409