Plainview, NY - September 22, 2015 - The founders of the Long Island’s Fight for Charity (LIFFC), one of Long Island’s largest and most anticipated charity networking events, will host a Boxer Matchup Reception on Monday, October 5, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Carlyle At The Palace in Plainview. Over 25 volunteer boxers will learn who their opponents will be at the 12th Main Event to be held in November. A crowd of over 200 friends, family members, fans, sponsors and committee members are expected to gather at this exciting program and network event.
The boxers, after months of preparation, fundraising and training, are anxious to know who they will face in the ring at the 12th Main Event which will be held at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. The Main Event will feature 11 bouts with boxers who represent the Long Island business community. Boxers will go toe-to-toe on the canvas for three sanctioned rounds.
“The Matchup Reception is a time to encourage our boxers as they prepare for the Main Event. It is also a time to reflect on our mission, which is to raise money to help others living in our Long Island community,” said Jamie Austin, co-founder LIFFC and Owner of Austin Travel.
“Our Boxer Matchup will set the stage for our Main Event. It’s thrilling to hear the announcements and watch the boxers meet their opponents face to face. This event will mark the home stretch for training and fundraising. While the excitement is important we must recognize that these individuals are getting in the ring to raise money for local people who are in need and who are fighting to overcome challenges every day,” said Jeff Cohen, co-founder of LIFFC.
The 12th Long Island Fight for Charity is attracting significant attention from the media and Long Island’s business community. Local businesses and professional firms sponsoring this year’s 12th Main Event include: Malca-Amit, Alure Home Improvements, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RedTree Radiology, Excavators Union Local 731 and Metropolitan Abstract, Collins, McDonald & Gann, P.C., Jonis Realty, Napco Security, Metropolitan Abstract, Stalco Construction, Spano Abstract, General Utilities, Lorraine Gregory Corp., S&S Repair, UPS Foundation Inc., Sir Speedy - Westbury, Melville and Hauppauge and Carlyle on the Green.
Proceeds from this unique and popular Long Island Fight for Charity fundraiser will be donated to the Long Island Community Chest, The Genesis School and the National Foundation for Human Potential. Long Island Fight for Charity had donated nearly $1 million to Long Island charities since its founding in 2003. This event is expected to sell out and break previous records.
Matchup Reception ticket are $10 per person and includes food, beer, wine and soft drinks. For tickets go here; for sponsorships and other information visit: lifightforcharity.org or call (877) 240-7821.
The volunteer boxers representing the Long Island business community to be featured in the 12th Main Event are 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
- 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