Sunday, September 23, 2007

Extell Wall Street Charity Boxing Charity Championship: November 1, 2007

This looks like it will be a great event. From the press release announcing it:
The Extell Wall Street Boxing Charity Championship challenges Wall Street’s finest from top Wall Street banks and trading firms, to fight at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom on behalf of their favorite New York charity. The announcement was made by Extell Development Company today at the closing bell of The New York Mercantile Exchange.

“Extell and Wall Street are getting together in the same corner to raise money for New York charities,” said Marc Shaw, Executive Vice President of Extell Development Company. “This was a perfect fit for us and we are extremely happy that it has become a reality. ... We look forward to a great evening!” Six New York based charitable partners will be announced over coming weeks.

All bouts will be three two-minute rounds and all the fighters will be weight-class, age and skill matched. Those chosen to compete are being given complete training support provided by Trinity Boxing Club.
I don't think I can be in New York on November 1, but this ought to be a good time. Their Web site has all the information about reservations and tickets.

This type of event is great fun. Several years ago, I boxed in a charitable fundraising event sponsored by the DuPage County Bar Association. All the boxers were lawyers. I had a blast. My coach, Bernard, is hoping to hold another charitable event featuring doctors versus lawyers. That will be fun, too. I've already been informally challenged for the event, so I hope we can make it happen.

If you're going to be in New York City on November 1, check out this event. If you do attend, please tell us all about it.

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