Coach Khali Sweeney on 2017 Top 10 CNN Heroes List, in the running to be CNN Hero of the Year

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Detroiter Coach Khali Sweeney is in the top 10 CNN Heroes List this year; Sweeney is now in the running for CNN Hero of the Year. More information can be found at CNN.com >

The Top 10 hero with the most number of votes will be named "CNN Hero of the Year" and receive an additional $100,000 for his or her cause. Voting ends December 12th at midnight PT / 9 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Coach Khali recently partnered with #OneDetroit and American Black Journal on our January roadshow on mentorship.

At the Downtown Boxing Gym, Coach Khali's gym rules are painted on a wall: No Stealing, No Weapons, No Disrespecting Others, No Food Out of the Lunch Room, No Mess, No Swearing, Train Hard. His main motto? Books before boxing.

Now in its 10th year, the youth program combines academics, athletics, and community service. It's a combo that attracts students from all over the Detroit area--including the hundreds of kids on the program's waiting list.

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