Allen has told me that the Kiwanis Club always is looking for constructive drug and recreation programs.Many of their members appear dedicated to seeing a gym happen in theAnnapolis area.
Businessmen, such as Jerry Hardesty and Buddy Campbell, attended Thursday night and expressed an interest to get involved. Campbell is a longtime distributor in the county while Hardesty owns and runs the popular Middleton's Tavern.
"Jerry and I both want to see this go," said Campbell. "I think eventually if you get tavern owners like Jerry and others in Annapolis behind it, the shows could become big and you would find more interest in the business community to get a gym going."
And that would give guys like Novotny, McNally, Stutzman and Schumacher a chance to prove their point.
I have a good feeling that it would work, and I've got that feeling because it's becoming contagious.
Competing with gloves in a ring and supervision sounds much better than fighting with guns and fists on the streets.
There's a lot of good to be had from the former and none from the latter.
As Novotny said, "It won't help just one kid, but kids tenfold."