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 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 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 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.
Brooke Delio grew up in Patchogue/Medford and is now a resident of Port Jefferson. She is the Head Clerk-Biller at Brown’s Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram, a 100 year-old car dealership on Long Island. She heard about Fight for Charity from her friend and trainer Bill Mabanta. “I volunteer at CBIC and I love boxing. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to be a Charity Boxer. I’ve been boxing for four years and have been training at Heavy Hitter Boxing in Ronkonkoma to get ready for the Main Event,” Brooke said.
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.
“Boxing and charity work are two of my favorite things.” said Stephany Giovinazzo, a Senior Analyst at Adelphi University in Garden City. “As founder of a non-profit that aims to help the homeless, I am always open to help out and do anything for charity. “I just love to box. I am excited to have such a wonderful and unique opportunity to be a volunteer boxer in the Fight for Charity Main Event. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but it’s for a great cause and I look forward to being a part of this fundraising event to help those in need.” Stephany has a M.S. in Applied Statistics. She lives in Forest Hills, Queens.
Addison LeMay is an actor who has used his language abilities to land Russian, German and Spanish speaking roles. He can be seen on TV often playing a cop, criminal or tough guy. Right now he’s working out as a HeavyHitter and is eager to perform in the boxing arena on Main Event night for a good cause. LeMay is a former US Army Airborne Ranger who spent nearly five years on active duty working in counter-intelligence then another ten years in the NY Guard as a Military Police Sergeant. He’s a member of Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG) and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). LeMay earned a BA in Spanish from Empire State College, MBA in Accounting and Finance from Long Island University/ C.W. Post and MS in Economics from New School University. He is active in the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club. LeMay is married and resides in Smithtown.
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 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 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.
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.
Jeff Goldstein handles all Personal Injury and Property Casualty related issues within Hereford Insurance. When Jeff, “The Tasmanian Devil,” was asked why he wanted to volunteer to be a charity boxer, he said, “Fight for charity is a worthy cause and a unique way for me to ‘give back’ to my community. I plan to focus on training and my objective and when I complete this mission in November I will be even more physically fit.” Jeff is associated with the LGBT Group. He resides in Middle Island and has a daughter named Melissa.
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.
Attorney Jason Russo is the owner of the Law Office of Jason Russo in Bay Shore. When he isn’t training in the gym to get ready to fight his opponent this fall, he can be found fighting in the court of law as a criminal trial lawyer. Jason was ringside at the 12th Main Event, and decided he was ready to step in the ring this November. “I attended as a spectator last year and was motivated by the incredible show of support, I strongly believe in contributing to local ‘at home charities’,” Jason “The Defender” said. “The ability to garner support with my areas of influence for a local charity is important. In addition, I am interested in participating in a unique sporting event that will give me the opportunity to increase my fitness.” Professionally, Jason is a member of the New York State, Nassau County and Suffolk County Bar Associations. He belongs to the YMCA-Great South Bay and supports Team Boomer –CF Fundraising. He earned an A.S. from SUNY Farmingdale, B.S. from C.W. Post College and J.D. from New York Law School. Jason resides in Bay Shore with his wife Kerri and four children: Alexandria, Nicholas, Samantha and Benjamin.
Michael Signorelli is a boxing coach and trainer at Heavy Hitters Boxing in Ronkonkoma, coaching both children and adults. He is a professional metal worker in New York City. “I love to help and donate my time and energy when I can and as a boxer, this is the perfect opportunity for me,” Michael says. “Participating in the Long Island Fight for Charity means a lot to me and I am proud to step into the ring during this year’s Main Event.” He currently resides in Selden.
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