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Vila Victorious

Mike Frankel & Anthony Medina

The owner of a new boxing gym trains South Jersey youth in the sport of boxing—and in life, too.

David Anthony, a Cumberland County boxing gym owner, is paying forward his love of boxing and experience to area youth. Vila Boxing in Vineland has been garnering more attention of late with a 20-bout card amateur boxing match set for Saturday, March 4, with Mauro’s on the Ave playing host. However, the gym’s main focus is helping local fighters stay in the ring—and stay on the right track.

“I want to make a change in other people’s lives like a change was made in mine when I was a young man,” said David Anthony.

Originally from New York City, Anthony made a home for himself in South Jersey. Now he’s making a home for area kids at his gym. The new boxing gym owner’s goal is not to discover the next Floyd Mayweather, but rather he’s looking to make a difference in Vineland.

“They can come and work out for five minutes or they can stay five, six hours. My house is their house. So it is a place to be, besides on the corner. Besides hanging with the kid you really don’t want to hang with,” said Anthony.

Vila Boxing’s members vary in age and skill. Some are brand new to the sport, such as Chris Bass who is just learning the ropes. However, this young new boxer explained that what Anthony offers goes beyond just having a facility to train in.

“He teaches us to stay out of the streets, that there’s better things you can do. He’s helped us get jobs. He’s helped me with a lot,” said Bass.

Even former boxers have taken up at the gym—such as Richard Portalatin, who fought in the Junior Olympics before walking away from the sport. At the new Vineland gym, he’s found the passion to box once again.

“He pushes me. And he brings the best out of me and with every other kid in here. And I see it, he works with everyone, just as equal. He does it to everybody,” said Portalatin.

Anthony does it for the fighters of the future, but also for two fighters from the past—his two brothers, who both died before the age of 40.

He shared that it was his and his brother’s dream to own a gym some day, and that he feels blessed for achieving. This accomplishment along with the continued feeling of support from his brothers is the fire that pushes him forward every day to train area youth not just in the sport of boxing, but in life.

And the reward is seeing a former kid from the Bronx in the eyes of the youth from Cumberland County.

“I give them a lot of advice that actually comes from here,” said Anthony as he pointed at his heart. “It’s from my experiences in life. Definitely. I do see myself in them. And I hope they kind of see themselves in me.”

Read the full article at http://www.evergreeneditions.com/article/Vila+Victorious/2722024/387985/article.html.

Partners In Educating

CCC President Dr. Yves Salomon- Fernandez and Georgian Court University President, Dr. Joseph Marbach after signing of agreements.

PHOTO: MIKE EPIFANIO

Officials from Cumberland County College joined Georgian Court University leaders to sign an official agreement confirming that students can now access Georgian Court University degree programs on the Vineland campus. Cumberland County College’s University Center’s newest partnership with Georgian Court University offers a first-time Bachelors in Social Work through on-campus coursework. This degree includes fieldwork hours to ensure a well-rounded curriculum.

Georgian Court University joins the growing list of University Partners offering degree programs at Cumberland County College including Fairleigh Dickinson University, Wilmington University, Montclair State University and Seton Hall University.

The agreement with the newest University Center partner includes seamless transfers of credits for students, so that Cumberland grads will begin at Georgian Court University with junior standing. With Georgian Court University being an in-state university, students may apply for New Jersey state aid. The agreement also includes a reduction in Georgian Court University’s tuition and waiving of the application fee.

Information sessions for interested students and residents regarding the Georgian Court University programs will be held at the University Center from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, March 13, and Saturday, April 29.

For more details, call 856-691-8600, ext. 1502.

Read the full article at http://www.evergreeneditions.com/article/Partners+In+Educating/2722025/387985/article.html.

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