Down To Box empowers individuals with Down syndrome by providing them tools to gain skills in coordination, self-defense and physical fitness through boxing techniques.
Down to Box provides customized curriculum to individuals with Down syndrome in order to help develop their fine and gross motor skills to advance their physical and mental health. Down to Box teaches participants techniques which increase their confidence levels while increasing their athletic ability. Our weekly boxing programs also serve as a social group for participants, to engage with their peers and develop friendships.
About Us & Our Founders
Lauren Camp, Co-Founder and President
Lauren is the Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware and has been involved in the organization for many years, serving various roles such as volunteer, program manager and camp director. She has worked with individuals with Down syndrome for over 8 years and has dedicated her career to helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Lauren also serves as the National Down Syndrome Congress Kids’ Camp Director and Policy Team Associate. In addition, she serves on the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action board. Lauren has her a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and an undergraduate degree in Disabilities Studies. She has three years of boxing experience.
Jonathan Gainey, Co-Founder and Vice-President
Jonathan is an experienced personal trainer and boxing instructor with more than 14 years of teaching experience. He is the owner of Knockout Boxing LLC in Newark, Delaware, and has worked with hundreds of clients of different ages and experience levels. Jonathan started the first Down to Box program at his gym and has been teaching a group of about thirty individuals every week for almost two years.
Honoring Ryan Callahan
Down to Box is a non-profit 501(c)3 non-profit organization.