Local Volunteer Boxers Announced for the 2017 Long Island Fight for Charity

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 this year’s Main Event taking place November 20, 2017.  The Main Event is expected to attract more than 1,200 people and raise more than $200,000 for local not-for-profit organizations including Long Island Community Chest, The Genesis School and National Foundation for Human Potential.

Charity boxers, some with little or no experience at all, will begin their training and fundraising immediately. Boxers come from communities across Long Island and work in a wide variety of industries including law, real estate, marketing, food service/hospitality, technology and not-for-profit. Boxers will embark on a six-month journey of rigorous boxing training and fundraising to support local Long Island charities. There is no other event like this on Long Island or in the United States.

Since its founding in 2003, Fight for Charity has raised over $1.1 million to directly assist individuals in need and to support local charities that serve adults and children with special needs.

Volunteer boxers represent local business and all walks of life. The 2017 Fight for Charity boxers are:

  • Gregg “Long Range Strike” Aramanda of Huntington, Senior Sales and Proposal Director at GE Aviation LLC, Bohemia
  • Kyle “The Real Deal” Burkhardt of Seaford, Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield, Melville
  • Johnathan “Lethal Motion” Cartelli, Esq. of East Meadow, Attorney at Law Office of Johnathan Cartelli, P.C., Middle Village
  • Eliud “The Vortex” Custodio of Huntington, Director at ICD Publications, Islandia
  • Michael “All Business” Dellaquila of Locust Valley, owner of Dellaquila Properties LLC, Locust Valley
  • Austin “The Cell King” Fierstadt of Woodbury, owner of Fuel Your Body Café, Hicksville
  • Erwin “The Rain Maker” Giron of Patchogue, Licensed Salesperson at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Farmingville
  • John “Imperial Knight” Kraft of Centerport, IMC (Imperial Meat Company), Huntington
  • Ed “Formerly “Fast Eddie” Parry of Lynbrook, Director at LuHi Summer Programs, Brookville
  • Christen “The Princess of Pain” Pellegrini of Bayville, Development & Public Relations Associate at Eden II Programs, East Meadow
  • Lauren “The Belmont Brawler” Powers of Lindenhurst, Events Manager for New York Racing Association, Jamaica
  • Paolo (Moira) “Pretty Faced Entertainer” Salomon of Lloyd Harbor, Fitness Manager at New York Sports Club, Long Beach
  • Lance “The Divorcer” Simon of Brightwaters, founder and principal of Simon Law PLLC, Commack
  • Brian “The Punisher” Weiner of Smithtown, Program Manager for Telephonics Corp, Huntington

“Over the next several months the boxers will be raising funds and training in preparation for the Main Event. The fans will be impressed when they see these volunteers in action. We are grateful to each of them for stepping up to support the local charities that serve so many Long Islanders facing challenges in their lives,” said Jamie Austin, Fight for Charity Co-Founder.

For FFC Boxer Announcement photos go to https://flic.kr/s/aHskVr47Vv

For Fight for Charity information, sponsorship opportunities go to lifightforcharity.org

Also email info@lifighforcharity.org or call (877) 240-7821.

       

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