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Long Island's Sal Ferro Putting on Gloves for Charity

Written by Allison Gayne  |  05. August 2013

Commack, NY - August 5th, 2013 - Sal “The Hammer” Ferro, resident of Commack and President/CEO of Alure Home Improvements, the major sponsor of the 10th Long Island Fight for Charity scheduled for Monday, November 25th, has been selected as one of the boxers who will participate in the 10th Long Island Fight for Charity “main event” at the Long Island Hilton in Melville, NY. Fight for Charity, an action-packed and highly anticipated charitable sporting event, is one of the Island’s leading charity fundraising and networking events.  More than 1,200 people are expected to attend and over $200,000 is projected to be raised to support members of the community through The Long Island Community Chest.

Ferro is considered by his peers and members of the business community as a leader who has tremendous energy, a big heart, and is a major contributor to the local community, supporting numerous charities and local families in need, including the overseeing of eight renovations for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He will join with more than 20 of Long Island’s brightest and toughest business professionals to go head-to-head in the ring in November. The card for the evening will include more than 10 bouts, pitting local business professionals against each other for charity.

“Since the recent announcement reception at the Chateau Briand that was revealed that I have volunteered to be a Fight for Charity boxer, I’ve been even more committed to train and put gloves on for this worthy cause.  This will be a challenge that I will meet head on. I am confident that my plan to train and raise money will be successful.  This will be a memorable experience I will share with others and remember for the rest of my life, and I’m also looking forward to shedding a few pounds during training,” Ferro said.


“Sal’s involvement with the event will bring added energy and excitement.  We welcome him and the support of his company Alure Home Improvements, our event sponsor.  When we started the Fight for Charity, we anticipated it becoming an event that people would look forward to each year.  Our events have been successful because of the dedication of the boxers, the hard working volunteers and the sponsors such as Alure Home Improvements.  Today more than ever before, we need to raise money and support members of our community who need assistance.  The Long Island Community Chest is one of the charities that will help us achieve this goal,” said Jamie Austin, Long Island’s Fight for Charity Co-Founder.

Tickets for the event are available on-line.  Ringside seats are $195, premium seats are $125 and both include admission to a pre-event special networking and cocktail reception. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a V.I.P. reception.  The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the boxing will begin at 6:30 p.m.  More than 20 local restaurants will provide delicious food and beverages for the event.

Fight for Charity’s mission is to raise money directly to help neighbors and local charities including the Long Island Community Chest, the Genesis School, and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE).  To support and donate to Ferro, please click here. For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lifightforcharity.org or call (877) 240-7821. For information about Alure Home Improvements, visit www.alure.com.

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