Under Don's leadership, the boxing program grew and on April 30, 1970, Rochester St. Martin Boxing Club put on its first boxing show. At that time, under Don's leadership and dedication as a probation officer, interest in Rochester St. Martin Boxing Club and its interaction with at-risk youth grew substantially resulting in the Monroe County Probation Department concluding that boxing was an effective working medium to teach youth a work ethic, acceptable social behaviors and good physical care to counter negative peer group activities. The Club's program proved beneficial to the youth and community in which they lived enriching their lives and thus giving them an increased opportunity for success and the achievement of goals advocated by both the Probation Department and Rochester St. Martin Boxing Club. As a result of the acceptance and advocation of the program by the Probation Department, classes to teach the fundamentals of boxing were initiated and took place at the Hall of Justice. Subsequently through consecutive uninterrupted years to present, the Club through arrangements made with facilities within the City of Rochester has provided a venue for boxing and training for the benefit of at-risk youth.