The Nov. 2 episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC-TV featured a home renovation for a former boxer who now trains kids for free.
Manufacturer Big Ass Fans was prominently featured in the episode.
Tim Hill was an aspiring boxer whose boxing dreams collapsed when he broke his
back on a construction site. But Hill found a way to stay involved with boxing.
He started the Geneva Boxing Team 10 years ago to train young people from 8 to
21 to box free, paying all the expenses himself.
Over the years, Hill’s 150-year-old house began to show its age. He dreamed of
tearing it down and adding on a small boxing gym to help even more kids in
The producers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” decided to fulfill Hill’s
dream and give him a new boxing ring and a complete home makeover. Featured in
the boxing gym is a 16-foot Powerfoil ceiling fan, donated by Big Ass Fans of
Lexington, Ky. The industrial-grade Powerfoil will rely on its size and
aerodynamic design to keep Hill’s students cool and comfortable as they train.
The company said that due to the low-horsepower motors used by Big Ass Fans,
the Powerfoil costs just pennies per hour to operate.
“We are proud to be part of this project with ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,’
” said Carey Smith, president of Big Ass Fans. “Tim Hill provides a great
program for underprivileged kids, and Big Ass Fans is excited to help bring the
boxing ring to life with our product.”
Show host Ty Pennington and his team of designers renovated Hill’s house in
Geneva, N.Y., in just seven days, creating a better space for Hill to continue
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