INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 27, 2016) – An IMPD officer has been coaching and mentoring a student-athlete to achieve boxing success, and thanks to the officer’s help, that teen advanced to the championship round of a national tournament.
IMPD Officer Marcus Chapman has been working with Romello Webb, 15, through the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Indy PAL/Christamore House Boxing Program. The program is collaboration between the Christamore House and IMPD.
Officer Chapman has been working with Webb for several months. Under Officer Champan’s guidance, Webb advanced to the championship round of the 2016 Silver Gloves National Tournament held in Independence, Missouri.
After three grueling two-minute rounds, Webb lost in a close decision to the #1 ranked boxer in the country.
Officer Chapman, currently assigned to Community Affairs Branch, has guided and mentored hundreds of Indianapolis area student athletes. Several of those athletes have participated in the Golden Gloves, Silver Gloves, Junior Olympics, National PAL and Olympic Qualifier tournaments, and some have become champions.
Anyone interested in helping with the Indy PAL/Christamore House Boxing Program, please call the Community Affairs Branch at (317) 327-3187.