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Knocking Out Hunger

July 9, 2019

BY Minyetta Nelson

Detroit, MI - 

At the age of 17, she made boxing history during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Claressa Shields was the first American to win Olympic gold in Women’s Boxing. Since returning from the Olympics, the Flint native has been on a whirlwind tour speaking to groups, media, and appearing on a variety of TV talk shows.  She has become a role model for thousands of young people, proving that hard work and dedication can take you to the top. Claressa Shields held a rally at Ford Field earlier today to bring awareness to child hunger issues.