Tom Wilson invests in local boxing gym

Brian Tinsman
February 13, 2019 - 9:56 pm
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Not sure if you knew this, but Tom Wilson has a penchant for fighting.

The Washington Capitals winger has made a name for himself as a physical enforcer, and whether he is a hero or villain likely depends on your zip code.

It only stands to reason that Wilson would put his money where his mouth is, investing in the Bash Boxing brand.

According to the Washington Business Journal, Wilson is equal partners with several other investors, including Alex Trakas, who has been the face of the brand:

Always such a great time and lots of laughs with this guy. @the1sportsnerd • Thank you to @1067thefan and the @p2wradio podcast for making me a WINNER and having me on! • To hear the full podcast with Myself, @thescottparker and DJ @willgralley click the link in my bio! • --Lastly... FREE @bash BEANIE to the best caption -- GO! • • • #justbash #p2wradio #1067thefan #bash #bashboxing #girlswhobox #podcast #momimadeit #girlswhopodcast

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Wilson is far from the only D.C. athlete to invest in businesses, joining the likes of Ryan Zimmerman and Pierre Garcon, who both became franchise owners during their playing days. Long after his playing days, former Redskins kicker Mark Moseley became a franchising executive with Five Guys, aiding in the brand's rapid expansion in the region.

In many ways, a deal like this makes sense: Wilson can invest his earnings and get a project to transition to after retirement. It makes a lot of sense for Bash Boxing, to capitalize on one of the fiercest fighters in the NHL.

"Now that I signed with the team and D.C.’s become my home, it seems like good timing to get on board with a local business and one that I was excited about," he told WBJ. "I’ve been in the D.C. area for six or seven years now, and I’ve built a relationship with a good part of the team."

Feeling very lucky and couldn’t be happier to announce that I am joining @bash as a partner. I was so impressed with everything about this new and innovative workout, not to mention the amazing people involved. I look forward to being a part of the BASH team and continuing the push to make BASH the best it can be for this community.

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Wilson seems to suggest that the partnership has more to do with sound business instead of a place to punch things, but let's be honest: it doesn't hurt. Perhaps in the future Bash can sponsor his well-earned trips to the penalty box.

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