(Long Island, NY) The organizers of the Long Island Fight for Charity held its “Boxer Announcement” reception this past Tuesday at Stonebridge Golf Links & Country Club in Smithtown. The 2015 boxers took center stage before a gathering of supporters and fans as their names were revealed. The boxers, men and women from the Long Island business community, will now start training to prepare to step in the boxing ring at the 12th Main Event to be held this November.
Alumni boxer and ring commentator Sal Ferro, President of Alure Home Improvements, presided over the event as master of ceremonies alongside Long Island Fight for Charity Co-Founders Jamie Austin, Jeff Cohen and Matt Silver.
The organizers of the Long Island Fight for Charity held its “Boxer Announcement” reception this past Tuesday at Stonebridge Golf Links & Country Club in Smithtown. Photo Credit: Long Island Fight for Charity.
The upscale networking event, sponsored by Lessing’s and held at the Stonebridge Golf Links & Country Club,welcomed about 250 Fight for Charity committee members, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, boxers, their families, fans and volunteers as well as business, nonprofit and other community leaders who were anxious to hear the names of this year’s boxers. The Fight for Charity 2015 Presenting Sponsor will once again be Alure Home Improvements. The Main Event in November will feature up to 26 boxers.
The boxers introduced for the first time to the enthusiastic gathering were as follows: Vincent “Stringbean” Accardi of Lake Grove; Omar “The Finisher” Alvarez of Huntington; Paul “Lights Out” Bartoszewski of East Northport; Luis “Wild Card” Batres of Franklin Square; Dr. John “The Blood Pressure” Boccio of Plainview; Chuck “The Bulldog” Campagna of Huntington Station; Michael “All Business” Dellaquila of Locust Valley; Matthew “El Fuego” Galiano of Mineola; Michael “Machine Gun Mike” Graziose of Locust Valley; Cathleen “The Rock” Healey of Garden City; Laurette “The Warrior” Holst of Lindenhurst; Filippo “Triple F” aka “Fat Free Fili” Impennato of Franklin Square;Rhonda “Master of Financial Disaster” Klch of Mount Sinai; Dr. Ron “The Mazzacutioner” Mazza of Northport; Sinai “The Mountain” Megibow of Commack; Lisa “The Diva” Mongelluzzo of Huntington; Ian “Lucky Charms” Murphy of Garden City; Andrew “Timeless Classic” Nerone of Syosset; Jamie “The Trainer” O’Mara of Huntington; Matthew “Mayhem” Perez of Farmingdale; Todd “King of the Ring” Ringler of Lindenhurst; Michael “The Litigator” Romano of Franklin Square; Craig “The Machine” Simon of Dix Hills; Peter “The Kings Park Krusher” Stein of Kings Park; Brendan “The Showstopper” Sweeney of East Islip; Susan “Super Sue” Vaughan of Locust Valley.
The 12th Long Island Fight for Charity, scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2015, is expected to attract more than 1,200 people and raise more than $150,000 for local not-for-profit charitable organizations. Over the past 12 years, the Fight for Charity has given away close to $1 million to local charities, including the Long Island Community Chest, The Genesis School and the National Foundation for Human Potential.
“It is inspiring to see these business men and women volunteer their time, efforts and bodies for charity. The Fight for Charity was created to help fellow Long Islanders who are facing challenges and struggling in their everyday lives. This event is one of a series of events leading up to the big night that the Long Island business communityis supporting. Thank you to Steve Kirschbaum and Lessing’s for their support of our mission by sponsoring this event at the Stonebridge Golf Links & Country Club, the perfect place for introducing the 2015 boxers and the individuals who will be working to make the 12th Fight for Charity a memorable night and a fundraising success,” said Jeff Cohen, Fight for Charity Co-Founder.