Jake Brederson
It is with a heavy heart that we pass along the sad news of the passing of our friend Harold "Jake" Brederson. Jake passed on January 26, 2021.  As noted in his obituary "Jake" touched the lives of thousands of youngsters through his longtime service to the Recreation's Boxing Program.  Here is an excerpt from his obituary:  "However, he is best known for training amateur boxers for more than five decades.  In the basement of the Pine Street Armory, now known as the Bartek Recreation Center, Brederson trained boys to become men and took kids off the streets and away from drugs and violence.  For many years he was affiliated with the Attleboro Recreation Department having mentored and trained thousands of kids and adults over the years."

Covid-19 Update: Due to Covid-19, boxing has been suspended. We will post updates here as warranted. 

For over 40 years the Attleboro Recreation Department has offered boxing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings under the direction of local legend Harold "Jake" Brederson. Jake has managed many Golden Glovers and Professionals.


The boxing ring and training equipment is located in the basement of the Bartek Center at 81 Pine Street. Enter through the entrance on the left side of the Bartek Center - green door toward back of building.The facility is open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:30pm during the period of September through Thursday, May 21, 2020. This program is free for Attleboro residents. The fee for non residents is $3 per session.

Ages 14 and Up

Ages 14 and over. Anyone ages 14-17 must have a permission slip/waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.