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Friends of Boxers with Parkinson's
Friends make the journey possible


In dollars, skill and experience, we could not have done this alone.  After receiving commercial bids to develop the database and mobile app in the $35,000 to $50,000 range, we knew we had to find another way.  Since that first specification, the application has doubled in scope, features and complexity.  So would have the price.

The Friends of Boxers with Parkinson's listed below made this journey possible.

Microsoft:  Microsoft provided guidance in the early specification and prototyping stage.  They included us in their July, 2017 One Week Hackathon where developers built a working model of the app.  From this we were able to evaluate the feasibility and the potential of the project in terms of long term value to the boxers, coaches and researchers.
Green River College:  In May, 2018, GRC's Software Development department assigned a team of 3rd year students to develop the app as a part of their graded course work.  Over a period of about 20 months students rotated in and out of the project going from specification to Beta Version 9.96... just a couple final touches away from commercial Version 1.0.  GRC finished their role in December, 2019.

The Rotary Club of Kent recognized Mike as a Paul Harris Fellow for Community Service for his work with Parkinson's in starting Rock Steady Boxing in Covington, Auburn, Tacoma, Puyallup and Olympia as well as founding the Boxers with Parkinson's Project.

The following Rotary Clubs contributed to Rock Steady Boxing and/or Boxers with Parkinson's:

Kent, WA Covington, WA  Kent Sunrise, WA
Lakewood, WA  Puyallup South Hill, WA Maple  Valley, WA
Rock Steady Boxing SKC:  In October of 2019, RSB Covington, Auburn, Tacoma, Puyallup and Olympia allocated their Sweaty Bucks to the BwP Project in the first Sweat It Forward campaign raising $5,600 with $3,500 dedicated to 10 new member grants!
Thanks to Kiwanis of Fife, Milton, Edgewood. 


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