Bringing the Fighting Spirit Back to San Francisco’s Youth

Professional Boxer & Shryne Group Social Equity Partner Karim Mayfield Launches Program to Foster Youth Development

Professional Boxer, Community Ambassador & Shryne Group Social Equity Partner, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield brings the fighting spirit back to San Francisco, along with a positive change to his hometown. SoulChamp, Karim’s boxing and life skills mentorship program, is designed to boost esteem, build confidence, and instill championship-caliber work ethic in low-income youth. Mayfield aspires to excite the city’s youth to focus on their dreams and never slack on the hard work required to fulfill them. “You gotta be a champion in every aspect of life,” the boxer asserts. We, at Shryne Group, continue to support this champion-building effort by donating funds to provide equipment, supplies, and boxing gear to the program. Karim believes that being a champion-level athlete isn’t just about being strong physically, but also mentally— which includes having a good sense of when to be strong and aggressive or serene and poised. Mayfield’s SoulChamp boxing gym is dedicated to providing transformative youth mentorship very similar to that which he received as a teenager. Amidst national calls for social equality and to confront historical racial injustices, this full circle journey proves to be a poignant milestone representing the potential for cannabis to be used as a vessel for equality and empowerment.