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BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

ORGANIZER: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

EVENT: FIGHTERS 4 LIFE IX

EVENT DATE: May 10, 2017

Gary Katz

THE STORY:

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM wrote -

Originally from California, Gary Katz has made NY his home for the past 22 years, and for the past few months, he has made Mendez Boxing Gym his second home with Harry Keitt, his trainer and boxing coach.

 

A rabbi and a clinical social worker, Gary has spent his professional life trying to help others.  Through the course of my own life and career, I’ve come to learn that the greatest fights aren’t necessarily in the ring, but rather in the heart and mind. Every single day, people fight to overcome the various hurdles and potholes that life places in their paths. They fight fear, they act courageously to get past trauma, or they show up to overcome addiction, anxiety or depression. There is no glory or fanfare for these daily fights, but there is freedom, peace and serenity.

 

“When I was in 5th or 6th grade, I went to a summer day camp that had boxing as one of the activities. After getting hit twice in my first fight, I used the fact that I had asthma as an excuse to quit the fight. I’ve always been bothered by the fact that I quit that fight because of fear.  Fighting for Gleason’s’ Give a Kid a Dream is an opportunity to overcome that fear while helping others have a better chance at overcoming the challenges in their lives.

 

Whether you want to help kids have a better shot in life, or you want to see Gary fight and get hit (Yeah, you know you do!), please donate now and buy tickets to Fighter For Life IX on May 10th!

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To This Fundraiser

$3,196

MONEY RAISED
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  • McNally Family ❤️

    $150

  • Ellen Brecher

    $25

  • Ashley

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sammie & Tomer Levy

    $54

  • The Christensen's

    $50

  • O'shea

    $100

  • Alix and Sean Adwar

    $18

  • Susan Glassman

    $25

  • Sippi, Avi, Lizzie, and Owen

    $50

  • Jennifer and Brendan Rogers

    $72

  • Robins family

    $50

  • Liz Wolf

    $50

  • Mendi and Mushky Baron and family

    $25

  • Averbach-Katz

    $50

  • Noah Averbach-Katz

    $15

  • Stewart and Karen Robins

    $25

  • Jennifer Acker

    $100

  • Gayle Striar Herman

    $100

  • Aronsky Family

    $118

  • Judy and Rick Katz

    $100

  • MilonJewerly

    $100

  • Vania Sitruk & Peter Lazar

     

  • Michael, Emily, Nicky, Celia

    $25

  • Jill, Larry, Ben, Jared, & Alexandra Tauber

    $180

  • Libby and Steven peiser

    $50

  • Gregg Backer

    $50

  • Your favorite 3 Day walker!! <3 Michelle

    $25

  • Andrea Krakowski

    $50

  • Lisa Molkenbuhr

    $35

  • jennifer Star

    $25

  • Austin & Keri

    $100

  • Re'ut & gang

    $25

  • The Wolfer Family

    $500

  • Rina and Steven Rudnitsky

     

  • The Slivka Family

    $50

  • Allyson Cole

    $50

  • Joshua Albom

    $100

  • todd uresse

    $50

  • Gregory and Rebecca Mitchell

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nancy Held

     

  • Zabrina and Aaron Charapp

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michelle Cruz

    $50

  • The Kaufman Family

     

  • Carolyn & Mark Shapiro

    $100

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The Team: $3,844 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Gary Katz

Amount Raised

$3,196

Fundraiser Title

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

Amount Raised

$648

Donor Comments

Carolyn & Mark Shapiro

Carolyn & Mark Shapiro

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

The Kaufman Family

The Kaufman Family

2 weeks ago

Michelle Cruz

Michelle Cruz

DONATION: $50

Wish I could be there at the match! Knock 'em out! 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In support of those reaching for a dream! Dream big! 2 weeks ago

Zabrina and Aaron Charapp

Zabrina and Aaron Charapp

very proud of you! 2 weeks ago

Nancy Held

Nancy Held

2 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Great thing you're doing for the kids! I tell my guys if they ever get in a fight protect your face at all costs... go kick some butt, be safe! 2 weeks ago

Gregory and Rebecca Mitchell

Gregory and Rebecca Mitchell

DONATION: $10

2 weeks ago

todd uresse

todd uresse

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Joshua Albom

Joshua Albom

DONATION: $100

Kick Ass. 2 weeks ago