Lem Satterfield

Broner, Mitchell visit Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club

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Former WBO junior lightweight beltholder Adrien Broner and undefeated heavyweight prospect Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell made an uplifting visit on Wednesday afternoon to the Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club, one of several in the area that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Broner will face WBC lightweight beltholder Antonio DeMarco in Saturday’s HBO-televised bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, and Mitchell will take on once-beaten Johnathon Banks.

At the club, Broner and Mitchell each spoke, individually, before the many children in attendance, assisted in the post-Hurricane Sandy clean-up, and posed for photos.

During an afternoon national conference call promoting his clash with DeMarco, Broner shared about what he hoped to accomplish during the visit to the boys and girls club.

“I just want to put some smiles on peoples’ faces, man. I just want to make somebody’s day better,” said Broner. “If I can brighten somebody’s day by just showing up, and helping out and helping to clean up, then I’ll do it. I would do that every day if I could.”

In advance of the show, not only will Golden Boy provide monetary relief by donating $2 for every ticket sold and $1,000 per knockout registered during the nine-fight event, but Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya and Caesars Atlantic City will match and add to the much-needed donation for the several ravaged Boys and Girls Clubs which were forced to close, directly impacting under-served youth and their family members in the area.

Golden Boy Promotions will also donate tickets to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, whose main and satellite buildings suffered extensive damage in the storm.

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Photo by Tom Briglia, Hoganphotos, Golden Boy Promotions

Lem Satterfield can be reached at lemuel.satterfield@gmail.com

 

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