Owner works to rebuild fire-ravaged gym that served as safe - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Owner works to rebuild fire-ravaged gym that served as safe haven for kids

AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

The owner of the Bad to the Bone boxing gym is desperately trying to rebuild after a devastating fire.

The Akron gym served as a safe haven to neighborhood children. Often, as many as 50 kids a day would come to the gym as an alternative to street life.

Owner Robert Jacobs tells 19 Action News that he is at his gym working everyday. Several people will stop and help, and the kids also come after school to pitch in.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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