A once-aspiring boxer struggled outside of the ring to help impoverished kids find a better life. Now we discover that it’s his turn for a helping hand.
It’s off to Geneva, New York, for Ty and his team of designers, where we meet Tim Hill. This boxer’s dreams were shattered when he broke his back while working on a construction site. Not one to lay down for the count, Tim went back to college for a degree in social work and afterwards worked as a counselor for high school kids.
We find out that Tim and his wife Michelle eventually started the Geneva Boxing Team, where, for over ten years, Tim has trained kids from broken homes from the ages of 8 to 21 to box for free. A truly generous man, he’s even paid all the expenses out of his own pocket.
We next discover that this inspirational champ became the legal guardian of an Olympic hopeful from the class named Aleem, a troubled teen who eventually wound up homeless. But Tim and his wife Michelle have three children of their own that they’re raising in a 200 year-old farm house.
It’s now up to Ty and his designers to grant the Hills’ dream of tearing down their old home and building a small boxing gym to help more kids in need.
Boxing champs Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman taped shout outs for the Hill family for the reveal and Oscar De La Hoya talks to the Hills via video conference. In addition, ESPN anchors John Saunders and Brian Kenny “call” the demolition of the house like a boxing match.
We can’t help rooting for this good-hearted contender!