Philadelphia, PA - Mayor Kenney honored Lynne Carter for her distinguished 35-year career spanning many continents and countries, from the United Kingdom to Asia. Through purpose and persistence, she punched through the barriers of inequality overcoming many obstacles to excel in a male-dominated field.
Lynne Carter Boxing Hall of Fames
Locally, she was inducted into the in Pennsylvania this year (in February) and in New Jersey (2012). She was mentored in officiating by heavyweight boxing greats Joe Frazier and Jersey Joe Walcott, the world’s first professional female boxing official Carol Polis -- as well as Jimmy Binns, Francis Walker, and Charles Campbell.
Philly Women in Boxing
Carter has judged more than 750 bouts including world-title matches. As a judge, she was the first female in Connecticut, the first African-American female, the first woman in the World Boxing Association, the World Boxing Organization and the World Boxing Union.
Philadelphia Boxing Resolution
Carter was recognized with a Philadelphia City Council Resolution recently. Carter also has been a champion out of the ring; she is the founder of A Fight for the Cause Foundation, a fundraising nonprofit serving children and women including causes for victims of Katrina and research and after-school programs for autistic children in West Philadelphia. Carter was an employee in the City’s Streets Department for 40 years before retiring