Team 700 is the first Indigenous youth competitive boxing team in British Columbia. Team 700 is safe place for Indigenous youth to aspire for greatness. Inside and outside of the ring. Team 700 is Indigenous excellence. Team 700 in family.
Team 700 was founded in late 2019. The Nanaimo Indigenous youth advisory council chose the name 700. All of the youth on this council shared lived experience of being in government "care" and they wanted a name that could start meaningful conversation. Approximately 700 youth age out of government "care" with little to no support each year (the number is close to 1000 now).
Recently, Team 700 abruptly lost funding with no notice. We are currently working towards securing more funding to make the program sustainable once again. This will take time.
We need your support to keep running this valuable program in the interim while this work is being done. Our fundraising goal will provide us with 6+ months of security.
Please support us in keeping this team together.