FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fivestar Mixed Martial Arts fighters hosted a fundraiser to pay for expenses for the upcoming Provincials, training camps and Nationals this past weekend.The fundraiser was hosted by the kids and featured out of town clubs coming into spar with all of FSJ’s boxing athletes, 50/50 draws, cash donations at the door and sponsorship opportunities.The event was put on to support amateur fighters Nick Young, Brayden Sims, Lincoln Pomeroy and Nick Dragojevich.“We had about 100 people show up,” said owner Justin Donnally. “We had some sparing between six-year-olds to the pro boxing level entertain the audience. The kids, by the sounds of it, easily surpassed their goal which was a couple thousand dollars to cover all expenditures for their upcoming travels including Provincials and hopefully Nationals.”- Advertisement -Next up for the boxers is a trip to Vancouver for Provincials which takes place from February 8th to 11th.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services says the state’s first measles case in more than a decade has been confirmed in Fairbanks.The department said Tuesday an adult who recently traveled to central Asia tested positive for the measles virus. The individual developed a rash several days after arriving in Fairbanks on May 31.Alaska Section of Epidemiology Chief Dr. Joe McLaughlin says Fairbanks residents should make sure they are up-to-date with their measles vaccinations.The patient might have been infectious while in several locations in Fairbanks from May 31 through June 7.The patient was on a flight to Fairbanks that originated in Seattle and did not transit in Anchorage. Federal officials are contacting people who may have been exposed on airlines outside of Alaska. read more