Eagle Scout, volunteers help beautify Joe Louis Memorial Park in Pompton Lakes
An Eagle Scout honored boxing legend Joe Louis with a volunteer memorial cleanup project.
Gaetano Allegri paid tribute to Louis at the Pompton Lakes park bearing the boxer's name.
Over the last two years, Allegri has recruited over 100 volunteers to donate more than 950 hours to beautify the Joe Louis Memorial.
Allegri wanted to preserve the Brown Bomber's legacy as a fighter inside and outside of the ring.
"It was my idea to want to try to honor Joe Louis by giving back since he gave so much to the community," says Allegri.
Allegri raised over $9,000 in materials and services.
Now the area has new benches, blooming flowers and budding trees.