Willie Vargas Honored

At a ceremony today, City Council Member Vinnie Gentile presented Bath Beach resident Willie Vargas, who has been teaching young at-risk children how to box since 1979, with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award and a Gold Lifetime Achievement Award signed by President Barack Obama.

Vargas, a world-class boxing trainer, teaches young men not only how to be a success in the ring, but in life. Five of the young boxers he has trained and mentored have not only become world champions, but have followed his example of giving back by working with at-risk youth.

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