Contact Us

Fundraiser to be Held for Teen Boxer Going to Olympic Trials

West Point Public Affairs, Flickr

A community fundraiser is being held for Flint Northwestern High School student Claressa Shields who will be going to the Olympic Trials February 13-19 to compete for a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team.

Shields, 16 years-old, is a boxer at Berston Field House. This is the first time for women’s boxing in the international Olympics and the trials are being conducted in the state of Washington for Team USA.

The fundraiser is being organized by Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, 3rd Ward Councilman Bryant BB Nolden and Flint Community Schools. “Claressa Shields has worked hard to get to this point. She is an exceptional young woman who is beating the odds and showing Flint pride,” stated Councilman Nolden. Northwestern Principal Cheryl Adkins added “anything we can do to help our young people obtain their goals, is wonderful. Clarressa is a model for all young people, male and female, as to what can happen when you are willing to work toward your goals.”

The public is invited to attend the fundraiser on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Wize Guys Pizza located at 500 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person at the door and include pizza and pop. Proceeds will be donated to the FWC-Berston boxing club to assist with travel costs. Contributions can also be made by check to “FWC-Berston” and then mailed to: FWC-Berston, Attn: Jason Crutchfield, 6196 Magnolia Dr., Mt. Morris, MI 48458.

“I am asking everyone to come out and meet an amazing athlete. This is an opportunity for all of us to support one of Flint’s rising stars and show that our community cares about our youth,” said Walling.

For more information, contact Mayor Walling at 810-280-7684 or


Best of WFNT

Recommended for You

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for WFNT Treasure Trove quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WFNT Treasure Trove contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.