Retired Cop Turns 128-Year-Old Church Into Boxing Gym to Keep Kids Out of Gangs

A 128-year-old church in Kansas is now a boxing gym thanks to a former cop who hopes it will keep kids out of gangs. It's also where retired cop Matt Tomasic used to be an altar boy. When his department was looking for a location to start its Police Athletic League program, he knew the vacant building in Kansas City was the perfect spot. So along with a former professional fighter, he resurrected the facility.'s Keleigh Nealon ( has more.