2017 Boxers

Gregg “Long Range Strike” Aramanda

Gregg Aramanda is a returning 2009 Alumni Boxer. Gregg is a Senior Sales and Proposal Director at GE Aviation LLC in Bohemia. The company manufactures electrical power devices and battery systems for military and commercial aircraft. Gregg is a member of IEEE and Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is associated with Cold Spring Harbor Club, St. Patrick Baseball and St. Hughes Basketball. (more…)

Kyle “The Real Deal” Burkhardt

Kyle Burkhardt is the Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate brokerage located in Melville. “I spoke with Jeff Cohen, one of the founders of Fight for Charity, at a networking event and I decided to volunteer to help less fortunate families on Long Island,” Kyle explained. “This is an opportunity to give back to our community and get back into shape while doing so.”


Johnathan “Lethal Motion” Cartelli, Esq.

Johnathan Cartelli is an attorney and the president of the Law Office of Johnathan Cartelli, P.C. located in Middle Village.  His full service law firm specializes in criminal defense, civil litigation, traffic violations and real estate. Johnathan said, “I read about Fight for Charity in the Suffolk County Bar Association’s newsletter.  (more…)

Eliud “The Vortex” Custodio

Eliud Custodio, Director of Design & Technology at ICD Publications, Inc., in Islandia. Eliud learned about Fight for Charity from a friend and trainer, Laurette Holst, an Alumni Boxer. “As a volunteer boxer I appreciate this unique and exciting way to serve my community.


Michael “All Business” Dellaquila

Michael, an Alumni Boxer, is the owner of Dellaquila Properties, Locust Valley; Michael “All Business” Dellaquila will be tough to beat in the 14th Annual Long Island Fight for Charity. With a background in fitness, Michael has been training and working hard to reach his goals.  He wants to be the best competitor that he can be in his efforts to raise money for charity.


Austin “The Cell King” Fierstadt

Austin Fierstadt is the owner of Fuel Your Body Café in Hicksville, a healthy eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as juices, smoothies, protein shakes and acai bowls. “Sandy Kane, a Fight for Charity board member, told me about the opportunity to become a charity boxer.  I hope to raise funds to support local charities here on Long island. Training and fighting in the Main Event will be a winning experience for me,” said Austin.


Erwin “The Rain Maker” Giron

Erwin Giron is a salesperson with Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Farmingville, where he helps people realize the dream of home ownership.  Erwin is a member of the Martino Team at Douglas Elliman R.E. Erwin explained, “I first learned about Fight for Charity from a friend who was a volunteer charity boxer, Keith Dawson.”


John “Imperial Knight” Kraft

John Kraft, a resident of Huntington, is the Head Bartender at Imperial Meat Company (IMC Restaurant & Bar), a popular steak house in Huntington. John has been active in college theater and mixed martial arts. Jamie Austin introduced him to Fight for Charity.


Edward “Formerly Fast Eddie” Parry

Edward Parry is the Director of LuHi Summer Programs in Brookville, a day camp serving over 3,500 children during eight weeks of summer. Edward became aware of Fight for Charity from the internet.  He remarked, “I love the idea of being able to help others in need – current situations at my workplace have made the need to help others very clear.


Christen “Princess of Pain” Mencaccini-Pellegrini

Christen Mencaccini-Pellegrini is the Development & Public Relations Associate at Eden II & Genesis Programs.  Eden II strives to provide the maximum help possible to the autism community through education, adult day care programs, residential care, family support, respite and other services. It is one of the three charities LIFFC helps to fund each year.


Lauren “The Belmont Brawler” Powers

Lauren Powers is an Events Manager for New York Racing Association (NYRA).  NYRA plays host to the most elite thoroughbred racing in the country running three tracks: Aqueduct, Saratoga Race Couse and Belmont Park. Belmont Park hosts the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown – The Belmont Stakes.


Paolo “Pretty Face” Salomon

Paolo Salomon, a resident of Lloyd Harbor, is a Fitness Manager with New York Sports Club.  He discovered Fight for Charity through his friendship with an Alumni Boxer. He is associated with USA Boxing Metro. “I volunteered to be a charity boxer because it’s a great way to give back to the community and a way to use my talents and skills in a selfless manner,” Paolo said.


Lance “The Divorcer” Simon

Lance Simon is the founder and principal of Simon Law Group PLLC located in Commack, a boutique litigation firm focusing on matrimonial and family law. Lance is a member of the Suffolk and Nassau Bar Associations.


David “Double-Click” Tan

David Tan of Glenwood Landing is Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of CHIPS Technology Group Inc. in Syosset. CHIPS Technology Group Inc. partners with companies that want to grow and be industry leaders by embracing technology. David has always been a hands-on technologist whose proficiencies in multiple disciplines range from network infrastructure design and security to application development. He has a passion for security and compliance, and guiding the company’s employees and clients through the changing world of technology.


Brian “The Punisher” Weiner

Brian Weiner is program Manager for Telephonics Corporation in Farmingdale, an advanced technology company generating surveillance, communications, analysis and integration solutions.  He is also a personal trainer at UFC in Farmingdale.


Past Boxers


Abraham Ahmed

Mohammed Bin Ali

Michael Bednar

Frank Bravata

Dave  Compitello

Landon Dais

Jeff Goldstein

Elena Lardizzone

Dan Leverich

Edison Lucero

Dr. Ron Mazza

Edgar Montenegro

Gayatrri Musraca

John  Redican

Ray Rivera

Jason  Russo

Tom Schorr


Vincent Accardi

Omar Alvarez

Paul Bartoszewski

Luis Batres

Dr. John Boccio

Chuck Campagna

Michael Dellaquila

Matthew Galiano

Michael Graziose

Cathleen Healey

Laurette Holst

Rick Iaccarino

Filippo Impennato

Rhonda Klch

Dr. Ron Mazza

Sinai Megibow

Lisa Mongelluzzo

Ian Murphy

Andrew Nerone

Jamie O’Mara

Todd Ringler

Michael Romano

Craig Simon

Peter Stein

Brendan Sweeney

Susan Vaughan


Jamie Stuart

Sal Ferro

Stefan Borovina

Frank Bravata

Nicholas Ceccarini

Lisa Consolo

John Dalli

Michael Dellaquila

Peter Desiderio

Joanne Duchnowski

Jason Frangoulis

Jessica Gallone

Anila Gjegji

Mell Goldman

James Mantione

Joe Palumbo

Wendy Sincuir

Tai Vicari

Rhonda Klch


Terese Arenth

Jamie Austin

Roseanne Beovich

Steve Bernstein

Stefan Borovina

Keith Dawson

Steve East

Sal Ferro

Eli Fazzolari

Alex Gallego

Michael Haltman

Joanne Hutchins

Christine Ippolito

Kevin Kelly

Bill Mabanta

Sonja Nuttall

Joe Palumbo

Robert Renda

Wendy Sincuir

Leaf Steuernagel

Hugh Tanchuck

Chris Whittelsey

Scott Zuckerman


Mario Asaro

Al Stanco

Dr. Jay Rothstein

Jeff Tempone

Ginny Armstrong

Dave Borg

John Brady

Lisa Cassar

Ken Braun

Dr. Deepak Kapoor

Nick Graziosi

Will Robles

Frank Sforza

Maureen Reininger

Jarrett Pflaker

Bill Mabanta

Carolina Sorto-Kai

Kevin Kelly

Eddie Mullally IV


Bryn Bershaw

Edward Camp

Felice Cantatore

Anthony Giallanzo

David Katzman

Richard Kaufman

Ari Lagow

John Langone

Dan Leverich

Mark O’Loughlin

Jarrett Plafker

Anne Shybunko

Michelle Smith

Shawna Terrel – Vickers

Kimberly Warantz

Robert Worlow


Gregg Aramanda

Andrea Attivisimo

Dana Battaglia

John Brady

Ed Camp

Mike Campiglia

Chuck Cotsalas

Claudia Diaz

Anthony Giallanzo

Laurinda Handlik

Paul Hyl

Jason Lella

Billy Loud

Kim Masi

Tina Masi

Chuck Merritt

Dana Nowick

Keith Piro

Mike Resnick

Tito Santiago

Joe Scarpa

John Schiavo

Rahsheen Slaughter

Bethany Thomas

Lauren Trezza

Alexandra Velez


Ed Camp

Chuck Cotsalas

John Dalli

Michael Fliegelman

Mary Forte

Alan Ghidaleson

Anthony Giallanzo

Janine Giamboi

Scott Guber

Judie Karp

Ken Kern

Jason Lella

Billy Loud

Elizabeth Martone

Kim Masi

Alexander Ortiz

Matt Silver

Jessica Soskil

Sean Stellin

Chris Tombline

Robert Vanacore

Bob Venero

Donald Sullivan


Sean Boyle

Ed Camp

Charles Cotsalas

John Dnyprowsky

Frank Fitts

Morgan Futch

Angelo Galati

Alex Gallego

Harold German

Spencer Horn

Brian Kramer

Linda Law

Gerard Marrone

Kim Masi

Wallace Matthews

Beth Meixner

Paul Musso

Michael Resnick

Joe Romano

Chris Tombline

Adam Cantiello


Frank Biemann

Scott Blum

Norman Bluth

Sean Boyle

Ken Brower

Ed Camp

Tammy Card

Anthony Cavallaro

Jeff Cohen

John Dnyprowsky

Lou Fuoco

Greg Haralam

Joshua Horton

Jarrad Kulick

Dennis Lynch

Darren Martin

Rob Miner

Cliff Morgan

Marie O’Mara

Joe Romano

Matt Silver

Christopher Tombline

Linda Venturino

Jennifer Walsh

Tara Weaver

Monique Zorn


Tracey Anastas

Tom Attivissimo

Jamie Austin

Donna Bakalor

Vince Brewer

Ed Camp

Robert Cassandro

Ken Cerini

Jeff Cohen

John Dnyprowsky

Maria Garcia

Michael Gates

Harold German

Scott Guber

Linda Law

Heidi Lindsay

Ruth O’Sullivan

Richard Renner

Joe Romano

Kenny Santos

Danielle Schaefer

Matt Silver

John Stein

Bill Tempone

Chris Tombline

Heidi Tompkins


Vito Antuoferno

Jamie Austin

Mark Badami

Rob Basso

Brandon Bloom

Evan Blooom

Fred Catapano

Jeff Cohen

Eric Davis

Vanessa Dominguez

Gary Frank

Frank Grimaldi

Tim Healy

Steve Katz

Tom Kokinias

Vicki Lenzo

Lisa Moschitta

Christie Pennino

Joe Romano

Adam Schwam

Matt Silver

Marvin Soskil

Gregory Tellone

Chris Tombline

Heidi Tompkins


Jamie Austin

Jeff Cohen

Denise Fortunato

Chazz Menedez

Lisa Moschitta

Matt Silver


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The Long Island Fight for Charity, the nation’s only all-volunteer charity boxing event, recently announced the names of the courageous men and women volunteer boxers at a special event held at the Mansion at Oyster Bay. Over 300 enthusiastic Fight for Charity sponsors, alumni boxers, fans and supporters gathered to learn who will be in
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