Her boxing career started as an accident, an injury that took her out of one sport and into another. She was a 10-time national champ on her way to the 2012 Olympics. Unfortunately history repeated itself and the injury that started her boxing career ended it, but another career began.
She is now the owner of a gym that help kids get back on track.
“It gives them a physical avenue to find discipline.” Carrie Barry owner of The Corner gym said.
As a teacher she inspires kids to get back up when you get knocked down.
“I was getting in trouble at my old school, I was on my last strike,” a kid that boxes at Carrie’s gym said, “I used to get in fights, so since I got in to boxing I can use all my anger on punching bags, other than hurting other people.
Barry didn’t always have discipline herself, she got kicked out when she was 12-years-old, “Sports were kind of my hub.”
Her goal is to open another non-profit gym in Denver to pack a bigger punch.
Purpose doesn't always have to be punching, but its always powerful. In another case, maybe purpose is a powerful sound.
Known to passer-bys as "Chuck," this musician gained an audience at each Broncos home game.
For 15 years, his stage is under a bridge. That's how he gets a real connection with his audience.
Chuck also gets musical with creative, young artists when he teaches music enrichment.
It's all about getting kids to express themselves through music and dance.
"They start to realize its okay to take some creative risks," Chuck said, no matter the outcome.
From passion to love the Spirit of Colorado continues in part three.AlertMe