BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM
EVENT DATE: Jul 19, 2014
Celebrate summer, independence day with a fight for life tournament. Teams duking it out for a common purpose and our fighters doing the same.
While the tourney teams are vying for a championship our fighters are already champions before setting foot in the ring.
There certainly is a common goal the pugilists are fighting for though, four of them in fact. The four participating charities that Fighters4Life works with.
Off the heals of our amazing night in November when we cleared $70,000, we hope to give even more to the extremely deserving charities listed below
Give A Kid A Dream, run by Bruce Silverglade and Perry D'Alessio out of Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, is a group that strives to help inner city youth in there formative years. Looking to mentor them as well as get them in the boxing ring to instill the confidence and discipline to set them on a good path in the life.
We help make Champions in Life
Feathers From Devon, an organization started by Angela Lam, seeks to put a smile on a sick child's face and be there for the families of those children with serious illness. Angela can surely empathize as this comes right from her heart. Devon, her daughter and the namesake of the charity, passed away from brain cancer at a young age.
Occupy Cancer, started by Jen Nash-Kasuga, is a lifeline for those living with any type of cancer to reach out to. Be it for a chat, a story, promoting a fundraiser or just general encouragement, Jen is personally there. As a decade long survivor of brain cancer herself, there's no one better to inspire those who are working towards their own cancer free future.
The Sato Project, a group dedicated to rescuing abandoned & abused dogs in Puerto Rico, was born when 'Hands for Paws' (Manos Por Patas) a rescue group who worked tirelessly for 6 years in PR for the same cause closed its doors. The Sato Project is headed by champion amateur boxer Chrissy Beckles. They fight so the dogs of Puerto Rico don't have to.