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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

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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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$1,213

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

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The Team: $1,443 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Gary Katz

Amount Raised

$1,213

Fundraiser Title

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Aronsky Family

Aronsky Family

DONATION: $118

16 hours ago

Gayle Striar Herman

Gayle Striar Herman

DONATION: $100

Bring it GK! Always in your corner. 1 day ago

Jennifer Acker

Jennifer Acker

DONATION: $100

2 days ago

Stewart and Karen Robins

Stewart and Karen Robins

DONATION: $25

2 days ago

Noah Averbach-Katz

Noah Averbach-Katz

DONATION: $15

Plz don't beat me & my dad up next 2 days ago

Averbach-Katz

Averbach-Katz

DONATION: $50

2 days ago

Mendi and Mushky Baron and family

Mendi and Mushky Baron and family

DONATION: $25

2 days ago

Liz Wolf

Liz Wolf

DONATION: $50

3 days ago

Robins family

Robins family

DONATION: $50

3 days ago

Jennifer and Brendan Rogers

Jennifer and Brendan Rogers

DONATION: $72

Best rabbi! 3 days ago