We first connected with The Boxing Gym Westside owner and coach Lee Torres more than a year ago based on a referral from a fellow veteran-owned business. We subsequently learned that Lee was also Latinx and identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

We are honored to be able to share his story.

“I’ve also learned that I’m a lot stronger and I can dig a lot deeper than I often think I can.”

Lee Torres, Owner, The Boxing Gym Westside
Video by Justin Taylor with support from PCC Community Markets & Seattle Public Utilities.

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