McConnell's Boxing Elite Competition Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was established in 2018 with the goal of providing scholarship funds to deserving elite amateur boxers with the express purpose of covering travel expenses to elite local, state, national and international amateur boxing events and tournaments. Funds will be used to pay for travel, boarding costs, entry fees and other related expenses. Because boxing is an individual sport (unlike team sports with league or school affiliations) the young people involved in these boxing programs are often left to fund all travel expenses themselves. This is an unreachable goal for many of these young athletes. Selected athletes have the talent and experience to excel on a national or international platform, but cannot afford the expenses to reach these important and prestigious events.