2nd Annual Ringside For A Cause Benefit for Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life 20191115 

On Friday, November 15, 2019, Olympic medalist & Pro Boxer Shakur Stevenson, New Jersey Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Wali Moses, along with CEO Robyn Moses were the special guests at the Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life Ringside for a Cause Benefit in Glenridge, NJ. 


The purpose of this year’s benefit was to raise the organization’s profile in additional communities and to further spread the message of using the boxing for life lifestyle as a deterrent to gun violence by building character and responsibility.

Event co- chairs this year were CC Minton, President Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life and Board Member Gregory Burrus. This year’s Ringside for a Cause benefit was hosted by the President of  the Junior League Of Montclair-Newark Stephanie Brown in her beautiful appointed Glenridge, NJ home, The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life Board Member Gregory Burrus.


Round 1 Ringside for a Cause Benefit


2019 Ringside For A Cause opening round reception was catered by the historic Ridgewood Country Club which provided several unique and very tasty culinary delights paired with a number of wines and selective beers. The Ridgewood staff was warm, friendly, very helpful and should be commended for all the services provided during the night.


Guests in attendance mixed, mingled, sampled the culinary delights while they were treated to a video of Coach Walli discussing the path to success Shakur Stevenson Trainer, Wali Moses (Exclusive Full Interview)

Also showing was a video where   Boxer Carina Casqueira talks about Boxing Coaches Impact in her Life 

It was during this round that guest also had a chance to participate in the Ringside For A Cause Fundraising activities.  

Round 2 Ringside for a Cause Benefit

MC Gregory Burrus kicked off Round two by thanking everyone for coming out to support SMBFL, provided a quick overview of the nights activities and introduce the Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life President CC Minton.  CC Minton spoke on the mission of the organization and the healthy lifestyle being promoted to deter gun violence.  CC then introduced the organization’s founders New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Coach Walli Moses and SMBFL CEO Robyn Moses


New Jersey Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Walli Moses spoke on the path to Olympic glory and beyond, especially what it takes to become a champ. Founder and CEO Robyn Moses spoke on her commitment to the community and belief that education is just as important as the tools that boxing provides to young people.

Honoree Ceremony – Michael Gray


We were honored to have this years community service awards presented to SMBFL selected honorees by Michael Gray, Chief of Staff for Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.  and is also the Founder of Save Our Nation’s NonProfit

The two honorees this year were Tyrone Brooks and Anthony McPhall.   


“Mr. Brooks is an asset to the community as an educator and a leader,” said Minton, president of Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life. “His commitment to the community has been consistent throughout the years’ and we are excited to honor him this year.”  You can read about this honoree here. West Orange Resident Tyrone Brooks was Honored by Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life 


Anthony has a strong commitment to helping those in need of help throughout our communities. “Anthony McPhall embodies the strength of Stevenson and Moses Boxing our mission,”  said CC Minton, President Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life. “I’m excited to have Anthony as one of our honorees this year!” stated  CC Minton.  You can read more about this honoree here.  Anthony McPhall Honored by Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life.


We closed the awards ceremony by thanking Michael Gray for being a supporter and giving us his time and Stephenie Hutton for her philanthropy as host and being a top donor for our 2019 Ringside for a Cause Benefit. 

Community Public Support


Throughout the night there were a number of other dignitaries in the audience that were asked to come up and share their vision and mission in the community such as SMBFL Board Member Doug Freeman – President of Weequahic Sports Authority, Celeste Bateman – Community Events Producer at Newark Public Library and Owner Celeste Bateman & Associates  LLC and Ricardo Salazar – Vice President Sales & Marketing – Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau. It was clear they continually combined their love for the community with realtime community activism.

Main Event 

The main events activities were highlighted by a special appearance by WBO Champion Shakur Stevenson who made history as one of the youngest WBO Champions in the world by winning and securing his title in Reno, NV on October 27, 2019 .

This round further highlighted how the community supported Shakur Stevenson in his journey from the city of Newark to the 2016 Olympics and beyond. A number of folks spoke of the Shakur they know and love and how proud they were of him and his journey.  


Shakur spoke on his journey and thanked all for coming out. 


Round 3 Ringside for a Cause Benefit

Round 3 of the evening continued with attendees networking with each other, sampling more of the delectable sweets and treats.  


A big highlight of the night thanks to the graciousness of Shakur Stevenson and others in attendance, there were lots of photo opportunities . 


We also like to acknowledge our wonderful supporters of the event, Jacqueline Harmon Johnson – Fly Balloon Design and Jazz Vocalist,


Jacqueline Harmon Johnson , Chelsea G Burrus, Brand Strategy Manager at Tvrnvpcompany, Volunteer Donna Seidman, and our door hostess Intern Emani Carter (not shown) and ©Scala’s Photography  2019 for the beautiful photos. . 


In Summary 

Overall the night was a huge success due to the energy, camaraderie and belief in the vision of Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life. 

You can review all of the 2nd Annual “Ringside For A Cause: Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life” action here at Ringside For A Cause.   


About Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life

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Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life is the vision of Walli and Robyn Moses, along with their grandson 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Boxing Shakur Stevenson. Stevenson & Moses Boxing For Life is an organization committed to using boxing as a tool to teach camaraderie among peers in the community.  The organization teaches Olympic style boxing to open the possibility of being a contender for the Olympics. We provide training for athletes to build endurance and perseverance for the sport of their choice. Our goal is to offer boxing as a deterrent to gun violence by building character and responsibility for the community in which participants live.  Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life is a viable force in the community.

About Co Event Co Chair  & President CC Minton


CC Minton, as President of the Board at Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life, provides strategic leadership to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies.  She is a President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award recipient and also works with adults, children, and communities, empowering them to embrace healthy living.  Her various projects include working with the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama, Whole Foods Market, NY/NJ Super Bowl organization, Apollo Theater, Olympic Day Committee, and Harlem World Magazine.  She has spent her time honing her skills as a brand ambassador, fundraiser, and fitness instructor.

About Co Event Co Chair Gregory Burrus  

Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador with Olypian Pro Boxer Newark Shakur Sevenson

Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer and community partner that develops, manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York area.  Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards, committees and serves as a Board Member of Maplewood Community Music and curates and promotes live music events all around Essex County along with booking bands at a number of local venues.  



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Jazzy Nights in the Essex Room w Lynette Sheard Live at The Fox and Falcon

Live Music and Dining

Tapping into the region’s top live music talent, Jazzy Nights hosts live music performances from big-name local artists drawn from all Northern New Jersey and nearby New York City .

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Please join us for another Jazzy Night of sophisticated live music and more in the beautifully appointed speakeasy styled Essex Room which is located in the very stylish – The Fox and Falcon Restaurant in South Orange, NJ.

Top Notch and Engaging Entertainment

Jazzy Nights is happy to bring back to South Orange, NJ, one of areas’ most popular vocalists Lynette Sheard .

Joining Lynette Sheard on this engagement

  • Darryl Clark on bass
  • Donnie Harrell on keys and
  • Billie Bang on drums.

There will be 2 sets:

Doors Open 7:20 PM

  • Set 1 – 7:30 – 8:15 PM
  • Break
  • Set 2 – 8:45 – 10:30 PM

Delicious Food and Drinks

Want a great way to enhance your night out?

  • Ensure a perfect evening with a wonderful dinning experience. Make a dinner reservation right here: with The Fox and Falcon.
  • Come early and secure a first come first serve seat, enjoy light far, beverages and enjoy the music.
  • You can also show up when you are ready, enjoy some good times and good vibes at the wonderful Essex Room Bar.

Join Us

Please join us as recreate some of the summer as we move thru the fall and into the jazzy smooth nights of winter in the inviting and warm cozy confines of The Fox and Falcon’s Essex room.

No Cover, Free Parking, Full Drink and Food Menu Available.

The Fox and Falcon is located directly across the street from the South Orange Train Station.

Learn More about Parking in South Orange Village Center.

Lynette Sheard – Vocalist

Lynette Sheard was born in Newark NJ currently residing in West Orange. A self–professed late bloomer who began performing in 2008 after winning a local vocal competition at the Oscar Schindler Performing Arts Center singing a song about chicken to an instrumental version of Etta James’ At last. The performance was a landmark. The musical journey began at that moment.

Feeling confident she purchased a karaoke machine and began learning 2 new songs a week. For years she volunteered to sing at local nursing homes, schools, hospitals and churches. As the confidence and exposure grew so did the invitations and opportunities. Lynette was recruited by musicians because of her willingness to learn, professionalism, positive attitude and ability to sing any genre albeit pop, rock, soul, gospel, jazz, or R&B. A lover of artistic expression and the creative process she ventured into theater and staged performances. These performances have earned her audience praise and accolades. Words used to describe her live performances are passionate, powerful, anointed, and awesome.

She has shared the stage with Grammy winning musicians and Broadway stars including those in The Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera, Lynette is a multi-talented and versatile vocalist with a five octave range and perfect pitch. She acts, produces, directs and is vocal coach. Her performances have been acknowledged in numerous publications including, The NY Times, Broadway World, The Record, Hot House, The Patch and The Chronicle. The Star Ledger proclaimed that, “Her voice reaches deep into one’s soul and finds a soft spot

Theater credits include principal roles in: Dream Girls, Smokey Joe’s Café, Ragtime, Ragtime the Musical, Swing, Aida, For Colored Girls, A long Time Since Yesterday, The Vagina Monologues, A Raisin in the Sun and as Gary Coleman in Avenue Q in which Broadway World declared that, “she is fabulous with a voice that shakes the rafters” Lynette Sheard is honored to be featured in” The encyclopedia of Newark Jazz”, Her latest single Last night’s champagne produced by Jay Street Records is producing solid sales on ITunes, Amazon and Apple music.

About Jazzy Nights

South Orange NJ has live music scene that for a small town has a wonderful season of live outdoor music that runs from May thru September in various venues all over town. While Jazz is our love, Jazzy Nights South Orange, NJ is not only about jazz and more but extending the wonderful South Orange Live Music Scene.

So Jazz Nights is not just jazz but all flavors of live music along with the mission of keeping the community of live music lovers entertained throughout the year. Since you didn’t go away, and your love for the music is always with you, we want to be here for you. Thanks to Fox and Falcon, we get a chance to explore this opportunity.

So no matter where you are, we hope you come on out and join us, meet old and new friends and have some fun with us in the speakeasy style Essex Room of the Fox and Falcon restaurant. It’s warm and cozy so join us.

Enjoy a little live South Orange New Jersey Live Music Recap

– Enjoy


Private Invite Event w WBO Champion Shakur Stevenson Ringside for a Cause – Nov 15, 2019

Invites were sent out to attend the Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life

2nd Annual Ringside for a Cause private event in honor of

WBO Champiom Shakur Stevenson.

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On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Shakur became the new
WBO Featherweight Champion of the World. 


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Join event Chairs, CC Minton and Gregory Burrus, for a private celebratory evening  in Glen Ridge, NJ. This private Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life Ringside for a Cause event will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019,


This Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life Ringside for a Cause  festive, celebratory evening will include the following:

• Round #1

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An opening mix and mingle reception hosted by The historic Ridgewood Country Club. The nights culinary delights will include bits and bites paired with wine and selective beers.

During this round guest will mix and mingle while celebrating with other invitees and be treated to a behind the scenes view of the champs journey from his hometown of Newark, NJ to his WBO championship bout in Reno, NV.

Guess will have a chance to support our fundraising 50-50 or  participate in a silent auction.



Gregory Burrus Hosting Intimate Ringside with Shakur Stevenson CC Minton Wali and Robyn Moses at Primavera Ristorante at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.-019• Round #2

The main event will be a Meet and Greet with the champ himself. On October 26, 2019.  Shakur made history as one of the youngest WBO Champions in the world.

Learn more about the boxing community, the passion from the founders of Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life.

Ths main event will close with your participation in a guest driven Q&A .



Gregory Burrus Hosting Intimate Ringside with Shakur Stevenson CC Minton Wali and Robyn Moses at Primavera Ristorante at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.-038• Round #3

Rounding out the evening :

  • you can network with your with our special guest,
  • enjoy sweets and treats
  • hopefully win 50-50
  • secure your silent auction win
  • participate in many one on one photo opportunities.








Come celebrate with us. RSVP IS A MUST by November 8, 2019 to attend this private event.

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Attire: Semi-Formal, Dressy Casual, or Business

2nd Annual WBO Champion Shakur Stevenson Ringside for a Cause – Nov 15, 2019

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