"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" WILL REBUILD A 200-YEAR-OLD
FARM HOUSE OWNED BY A FORMER BOXER WHO RUNS A GYM THAT
INSPIRES AND TEACHES UNDERPRIVELEDGED CHILDREN
Boxing Legends Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman and
ESPN Anchors John Saunders and Brian Kenny Make Appearances
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" travels to Geneva, NY to renovate the Hill family's 200 year-old farm house in a remarkable seven days, enabling them to keep and improve their boxing gym for underprivileged teens, SUNDAY, MAY 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/2/08)
Tim Hill was an aspiring boxer whose dreams were shattered when he broke his back while working on a construction site. Unable to box anymore, he went back to college for a degree in social work and afterwards worked as a counselor for high school kids. It was during this time that he was inspired to start the Geneva Boxing Team. For over 10 years, Tim has been training kids from the ages of 8 to 21 to box for free, and pays all the expenses out of his own pocket. The kids are from broken and impoverished homes, and Tim gives them a sense of pride and expert training that has produced three Olympic hopefuls. Tim was awarded custody over one of these hopefuls, Aleem Whitfield, who came from a family with 23 children. In addition to Aleem, Tim and Michelle have three children of their own that they're raising in a 200 year-old farm house that is showing its age. It's now up to Ty and his designers to grant the Hills' dream of tearing down their old home and building a small boxing gym to help more kids in need.
To incorporate the theme of the family's love of boxing, boxing champs Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman taped shout outs for the family for the reveal and Oscar De La Hoya talks to the Hills via video conference. In addition, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" enlisted the help of ESPN anchors John Saunders and Brian Kenny to "call" the demolition of the house like a boxing match.
While Ty and the designers, local builder Mahoney Design & Build Inc. and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Hill family will go on vacation to Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, John Littlefield and Didiayer Snyder. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.