The two-time super middleweight champion is helping his native Flint, Michigan in this time of crisis with an e-sports event this Saturday featuring athletes and celebrities that will help provide necessities.
Two-time world super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell continues to lead the charge for change in his native Flint, Michigan.
Dirrell’s “Flint Fight Night – Champions for Charity” is a live-streaming e-sports tournament with athletes and celebrities to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint. The goal of the tournament is to provide immediate food, water and education relief to area children battling the impact of COVID-19 as well as the Flint water crisis.
“Flint Fight Night – Champions for Charity" will feature athletes and celebrities playing “UFC 3” on PlayStation 4. The event occurs Saturday, May 9, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET.
For more information on the event, or to make a donation, click here:
LIVE ON TWITCH: https://www.twitch.tv/flintfightnight
DONATIONS LINK: https://www.bgclubflint.org/anthonydirrell
Dirrell will be joined by the following players in this event:
Errol Spence Jr. Undefeated Unified WBC/IBF World Welterweight Champion
Adrien Broner - Four Division World Champion Boxer
Andre Dirrell - Professional Boxer, Olympic Champion
Kyle Kuzma, LA Lakers, Forward
Ryan Hollins, ESPN Analyst, Retired NBA Player
Claressa Shields, Three-Division World Boxing Champion, Two-time Olympic Champion
Jaire Grayer – 2020 NBA Draftee Class
Josh Smith – Retired NBA Player
Arif Kinchen – Esports gamer
Eddie Jackson – Chicago Bears, Free Pro Bowl Safety
Studies have shown that the children of Flint need extra support to account for the developmental challenges the water crisis had on them. Now with the shut-down, money and staffing for services the kids could access for free through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint have largely diminished.
The Dirrell’s Chance Foundation’s goal is to generate funds to make an immediate impact. This will enable the Boys & Girls Club of Flint to rehire recently laid-off staff (COVID-related) to provide needed tutoring through mobile apps to help those kids who are unable to access computers for the distance-learning requirements mandated by school closures. Additionally, the Club provides food to families in need.
Last week, all they could afford to bring was water, beans and six bread rolls. Water is still a critical need as all pipes have not been replaced – and replacement work has been halted due to COVID-19. Clean hands require clean water.
Saturday, May 9th at 2 p.m. est. jump on @Twitch & go to https://t.co/iB6blgNh2A to watch celebrities and athletes battle it out LIVE against each other in an esports tournament playing UFC3 benefitting @BGClubFlint! #FlintFintNight #WhateverItTakesFlint#DirrellChanceFoundation pic.twitter.com/IsOJl15iAc— Anthony Dirrell (@Anthonydirrell) May 4, 2020
- Anthony Dirrell