Baltimore, MD (January 9, 2018) – Jake Smith Baltimore Boxing will host their first show of 2018 when they present the “Super Brawl of Boxing” Friday, January 26 at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD.
Hall of Fame Promoter, 86, Plays ‘Santa’ For Needy Families
As He Joins Forces with Boca Raton’s Costco
Deerfield Beach, FL (Dec. 8, 2017) – A 50-year-plus tradition of donating turkeys to needy families around Christmas time will continue this week when legendary Hall of Fame boxing promoter, Don King and his staff, will visit nine cities in seven states in five days as part of his annual Christmas Turkey Giveaway that begins Wednesday, Dec. 13.
The architect and impresario behind the fabled The Rumble In the Jungle and Thrilla in Manila and countless other historic classic boxing events, King will dole out the thousands of Butterball turkeys in Cleveland, Nashville, New Jersey, Los Angeles, New York, Palm Beach, Fla., Deerfield Beach, Fla., Miami and Las Vegas.
“We are here to help those in need,” said King. “We have been doing this for more than 50 years and it has always been about the people of this great country. Thanks to our friends at Costco and especially Boca Raton’s meat manager Chris Chin Young and Costco’s wonderful staff including Kim Serrara, Ed Wiegman, Dani Lauro, Charline Schmidt and Allan Siddons, we will be helping those in need during this holiday season.. God Bless America and Happy Holidays.”
Below is the schedule for King’s four-day turkey giveaway:
Wednesday, Dec. 13
188 Irvine Turner Blvd.
Newark, N.J. 07108
Contact: Carolyn Kelly – 862-262-9240
Thursday, Dec. 14
New York, N.Y.
National Action Network
106 West 145th Street,
New York, N.Y. 10039
Contact: Patrice Perry – 347-899-0393
Friday, Dec. 15
Mangonia Park/West Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach Jai Alai
1415 45th Street,
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Contact: Addie Greene – 561-818-1670
Deerfield Beach, Fla.
St. Paul United Methodist Church
244 SE 2nd Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Contact: Carolyn Lawson – 954-675-6403
Griffin Community Center
12220 Griffin Blvd.
North Miami, FL 33161
Contact: Hans Mardy – 305-307-9073
Las Vegas, Nev.
Church of the Lord Jesus
1260 Barlett Ave.,
Las Vegas, Nev 89106
Contact: Daphne Sanders – 702-504-4466
Community Care Fellowship
511 8th Street,
Nashville, Tenn 37206
Contact: Jimmy Adams – 615-601-4857
Monday, Dec. 18
Los Angeles, Calif.
California Jazz and Blues Museum,
4317 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif 90008
Contact: Barbara Martin – 310-462-1439
Call and Post
11750 Shaker Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
Contact: Dale Edwards – 216-387-2433
For Immediate Release
Brooklyn, NY (September 4, 2017) – Retired boxer and NY-11 congressional candidate Boyd Melson and 2017 Boxing Hall of Fame inductee turned promoter Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield will visit two New York care centers this week.
On Tuesday, September 5, Melson and Holyfield will spend time with children at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). The world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, the MSKCC’s devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research and outstanding educational programs. The visit takes place at the main campus, located at 1275 York Avenue in New York, NY.
Two days later, the pair heads to St. Albans Community Living Center in Queens, NY. Run by the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System (VA NYHHS), St. Albans Community Living Center has 386 beds and provides extended care, primary care and housing for homeless veterans. The center also offers counseling and training for patients looking to return to independent living.
Melson, an Army Public Affairs Officer who comes from a military family, is looking forward to teaming up with a boxing legend to spend time with those in need.
“I have differing emotions here,” said Melson, who hopes to unseat Rep. Dan Donovan in the 2018 election. “My inner child is extremely excited because I remember the first fight I watched was Evander Holyfield against Riddick Bowe. My father would talk about Evander and his warrior heart every time he brought up boxing, so he became my first favorite fighter.
Never in a million years did I think I’d be doing this with somebody like Evander. I sincerely thank him for going with me to visit Sloan Kettering and my fellow Veterans that served in our nation’s armed forces but are now homeless. Between my parents, two siblings and myself, we have about 65 years of military service. Helping the military is extremely important for me and I’m also on the Advisory Board for the non-profit Stop Soldier Suicide.
For the Sloan Kettering visit, I’ve spent the past week trying to emotionally prepare to see innocent children suffering from cancer. These children are the truest of warriors with more bravery than anybody. They’ll be my greatest teachers on Tuesday. Children are the key to our future and veterans that represented this great country will forever have my gratitude.”