A boxer since childhood, Daniel Palmier continues to train with Robert Miranda at Boston Sports Club. During his undergraduate career at the University of Notre Dame, Daniel Palmier participated in Bengal Bouts, the school’s annual charity boxing tournament.
Originally organized by legendary football coach Knute Rockne in 1920, Bengal Bouts combines sportsmanship and service to raise funds for the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh. From 1931, Dominic “Nappy” Napolitano served as coach and director of the event, which benefits missions seeking to alleviate poverty and hunger in rural areas of Bangladesh. In particular, the Holy Cross Missions focus on 13 parishes that provide resources and services for the country’s tribal minorities.
Throughout the tournament’s history, it has raised more than $1 million in donations, contributing to the construction of schools and health care clinics, as well as providing educational opportunities for high school and college students. Bengal Bouts celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2015.