“When I’m gone, the scientists and physicians at Boston University will inherit my brain and spinal column, using whatever is left in the name of research. That way, even in death, I will remain a fighter. A warrior.” — Micky Ward
Always a true fighter and warrior, the humble philanthropist, humanitarian and legendary boxer Micky Ward hosted his 12th annual Team Micky Ward Golf Classic at the pristine Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut.
“Irish Micky” is a lover and a fighter who simply adores his wife, Charlene, and daughter, Kasie.
George Michael Ward Jr., 53, is, of course, a Lowell native and former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2003. He won many titles and received numerous awards. I’m sure everyone is familiar and has seen his life story, the Hollywood-made movie, “The Fighter,” in which Mark Wahlberg played him. And, more recently, Micky was inducted into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame on in June 23, 2019.
On June 14, more than 130 boxing fans, came to honor and pay tribute to Micky at the golf classic.
People who have been helped by Team Micky Ward include veterans, the terminally ill, cancer patients and their families, people needing prosthetics and so many more. Team Micky Ward Charities provides financial assistance to children and families in need, to help improve their everyday quality of life. The goal of the foundation is to raise money through charitable contributions and fundraisers. These finances will be allotted to those in need of assistance wherever and whenever possible, regardless of race, religion, age or ethnicity.
This year, Team Micky surprised Darren and Gina Johnson with a check for $5,000. The Johnsons recently lost their beloved son, Josh, in March at the young age of 32. He left behind a beautiful daughter, Kahrilla.
The Z- List dedicates this page to Josh Johnson — may he rest in peace.This single event raised about $30,000. For more information, visit www.teammickycharities.com.