|Golden Boy Promotions To Donate To Hurricane Sandy Relief; Oscar De La Hoya & Caesars AC Matching Funds|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Nov 12, 2012)
Atlantic City, NJ (Nov. 12) - Golden Boy Promotions will not only bring
a night of entertainment relief to Atlantic City when they present the
Adrien "The Problem" Broner vs. Antonio DeMarco WBC Lightweight World
Championship at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, they will
also bring monetary relief to those effected by Hurricane Sandy by
making a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City whose main
and satellite buildings suffered extensive damage in the
storm. Caesars Atlantic City and Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya
will match those funds in a collective effort to reach a vital part of
Golden Boy will donate two dollars for every ticket sold and $1,000 per
knockout registered during the event with De La Hoya and Caesars
Atlantic City matching and adding to the much-needed donation. Several
of the area Boys and Girls Clubs were heavily damaged during the storm,
forcing the closure of the facilities that directly impact underserved
youth and their family members in the area.
In addition to the monetary pledges, Golden Boy Promotions
will donate tickets to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City and
fighters Adrien Broner and Seth Mitchell will visit one of the clubs on
Wednesday during fight week.
"We are hoping that the Broner vs. DeMarco fight will afford people the
opportunity to forget their worries for an evening and enjoy this great
night of boxing," said Richard Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of
Golden Boy Promotions. "At the same time we understand the severity of
the situation and would be remiss not to make a donation to help those
directly effected by this terrible storm. With Oscar and Caesars
Atlantic City providing matching donations, we feel very positive that
our collective donation will help to make a difference."
"The people of Atlantic City are in need now and I am happy to join in
the effort and make my own contribution order to help some of the people
affected by Hurricane Sandy," said Oscar De La Hoya, President of
Golden Boy Promotions. "A world of good can happen when everyone comes
together to give back to people who are in need."
"Sandy not only breached the walls of the Boys & Girls Club, but the
lives of each and every member here in Atlantic City," said John Smith,
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah's Resort. "So it's
with great honor that I announce this donation to an organization that
embodies the never-give-up attitude of New Jersey. We will not sit idly
by and allow anything to compromise these impressionable youths."
ABOUT "BRONER VS. DEMARCO":
Broner vs. DeMarco, a 12-round fight between Adrien "The Problem" Broner
and Antonio DeMarco for DeMarco's WBC Lightweight World Championship
will take place Saturday, November 17 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic
City, New Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and R
& R Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions, sponsored
by Corona, AT&T and Caesars Atlantic City and will be televised live
on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The
co-main event will be a 12-round heavyweight clash between Seth Mitchell
and Johnathon Banks for Mitchell's NABO title and the vacant WBC
International Heavyweight title.
Tickets priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and
service charges, are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box
office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at
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