Master Boxing Skills at Champ's Gym!

Amateur Boxing and Mentorship

A Fighting Chance For Our Youth

Melrose Athletic Club, Inc is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 2003. Our mission is to provide a safe and empowering environment for the youth of our community. With a focus on physical fitness programs, mentorship, and drug-free environment, we aim to give our youth the tools they need to succeed in life.

Fitness Programs

Our fitness programs are designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and teach important skills such as discipline, teamwork, and perseverance.


We believe in the power of mentorship. Our experienced staff and volunteers provide guidance and support to help our youth reach their full potential.

Gun Violence Prevention

Through educational initiatives and community outreach, we work to combat gun violence and promote peaceful solutions.

About Us

A Legacy of Service

Champ's Gym is a division of Melrose Athletic Club Inc. Established in 1972, we have proudly served the community for over 50 years. Our dedication to youth development and gun violence prevention has earned us a proclamation from the City of Roanoke, recognizing our 50 years of service to the community.


Years of Service


Youth Participants

Countless lives transformed

Community Impact

Video Archives

Video Archives are an integral part of our Boxing Gym's Neighborhood Legacy. They serve as a treasure trove of memories and insights, capturing the essence of our gym's rich history and the remarkable journey of our talented boxers.

Celebrating 10 Years of Melrose Athletic Club, Inc

50 Year Celebration of Champ's Gym

Black History Month

Charles Norwood Pre-Fight Interview

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