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GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM's Fundraiser:

Lucas O'Neill

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BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

EVENT: Fighters4Life Showcase

EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2013

THE STORY:

Of all the things one could ask for on their birthday, a boxing match would hardly be at the top of anyone’s list.

Well, Lucas O’Neill isn’t just anyone and as such he’ll be the recipient of a shiny new fist fight come November 16th aka his 34th birthday.

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida and raised in Massachusetts, this current Brooklyn native is using the opportunity to get in the ring for Fighters4Life as a way to get more active in the charitable pursuits.

Perhaps the desire to give back derives from his parents who dedicated their lives to public service as social workers for some of society's most vulnerable citizens, including disadvantaged children, homeless veterans, and adults with intellectual disabilities and mental disorders. For that he counts them as his personal heroes.

Among his greatest accomplishments thus far Lucas puts earning a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism right at the top and given that impressive achievement, here’s how boxing piqued Lucas’ interest in his own words:


Growing up in the shadows of the City of Champions — Brockton, Mass. — where Rocky Marciano hailed from and Marvelous Marvin Hagler trained, I've always been interested in boxing.

That only increased when I worked as the sports editor of a daily paper covering Catskill, N.Y., where Cus D'Amato turned Floyd Patterson and Mike Tyson into champions.

Not being much of an athlete myself, I never anticipated stepping into the ring, but for the sake of charity and a George Plimpton-like experience, I'm willing to get my clock cleaned (but hopefully won't).

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To This Fundraiser

$1,675

MONEY RAISED
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  • chippy g.

    $25

  • Ben Bernard

    $50

  • Nate

    $10

  • Katie K

    $100

  • Mike Walker

    $25

  • Katie M.

    $15

  • Nikhil

    $30

  • Caroline and Jack O'Neill

    $50

  • Scott Monaghan

    $100

  • Ali G

    $75

  • Sharyn

    $18

  • Pooky and Neshoto

    $50

  • Nicole Cormier

    $40

  • Danielle

    $10

  • Noura

     

  • Terry Starr-Klein

    $50

  • Rachel (I'm sure you only have one friend named Rachel)

    $25

  • Matt Mitchell

    $10

  • Nick Palm

    $50

  • Erin

    $25

  • Brent

    $25

  • JT

    $25

  • Adam H

    $25

  • Cessi

    $20

  • Andy M

    $41

  • CLAIRE BERNARD

    $25

  • Christina Spinelli

    $20

  • Allison Garskof

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Pete

     

  • Debbie Colley

    $100

  • Jeremy

    $25

  • Sixdix A. Ponitail

    $25

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67% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,675 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

Amount Raised

$1,575

 

63% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Scott Monaghan

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Jack ONeill

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Sixdix A. Ponitail

Sixdix A. Ponitail

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jeremy

Jeremy

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Debbie Colley

Debbie Colley

DONATION: $100

TKO!! 3 years ago

Pete

Pete

Good luck, Lucas! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Allison Garskof

Allison Garskof

DONATION: $26

3 years ago

Christina Spinelli

Christina Spinelli

DONATION: $20

Way to go, birthday! : ) 3 years ago

CLAIRE BERNARD

CLAIRE BERNARD

DONATION: $25

Can I live stream this to my phone? 3 years ago

Andy M

Andy M

DONATION: $41

3 years ago

Cessi

Cessi

DONATION: $20

3 years ago