Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties, in cooperation with the Flint and Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau, professional match maker Don Elbaum announce the October 1, 2016 pro boxing event “Fight for Flint” to be held at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center.
Fight for Flint will bring added awareness and support to individuals and families served through Catholic Charities’ three community-based Soup Kitchens, three Sandwich Programs and a large Community Closet of personal care, household, clothing and linen items for anyone in need of immediate support.
Fight fans will be able to see incredible fights including Alicia “Slick” Ashley and Former World Champion, Fatuma “The African Queen” Zarika, Tim Littles of Flint vs. Ex-World Champion Robert “The Fighting Preacher” Daniels, with Troy Albring, in his pro debut. As well as future world heavyweight champion Juiseppi “The Italian Stallion” Cusumanu, and local stars, Rafael Pedro, Nate Green, Antonio Wade and Ramone Hernandez. Among the celebrities attending and helping to support the cause will be Tommy “The Hitman” Hearns, Roy Jones, Jr., and sportscaster, and radio personality, Roy Foreman.
As the foundation of Catholic Charities’ mission to Provide Help and Create Hope, healthy meals, food pantry items, clean water, infant formula and many other resources, including counseling, substance abuse treatment/recovery and prevention and outreach assistance services that support healthy development and positive outcomes are offered to all who seek assistance.
“Flint needs our help, and Catholic Charities and other partners are here to offer it,” says Vicky L. Schultz, CEO of Catholic Charities. “Everyone everywhere needs to know about the hardship we are experiencing here, and all the efforts being made by so many to provide help and hope for the people of Flint.”