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Charity Fighters To Meet Opponents

The founders of the Long Island’s Fight for will host a Boxer Matchup Cocktail Reception on Monday, Oct. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Carlyle at the Palace, in Plainview to announce the boxer matchups for this year’s 10th Main Event.

Kevin “Spider” Kelly, a Plainview resident and co-president and CCO of BigBuzz Marketing Group, is one of over 20 volunteer boxers from the business community who will gather with committee members, sponsors and fans to meet, network and learn who the boxers’ opponents will be in November.

Kelly and the other boxers, after months of preparation, fundraising and training, are anxious to know who they will face in the ring at the LIFFC main event scheduled for November 25 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. There will be more than 10 bouts on the card that evening featuring business professionals who will go toe-to-toe on the canvas.

“The Boxer Matchup Reception is an event everyone is enthusiastic about attending,” said Kelly. “ As a volunteer boxer who has been training and preparing for the 10th Main Event in November, I am really anxious to find out my opponent’s name. There will be plenty of energy and excitement in the room as the matchups are announced.”

Proceeds from the LI Fight for Charity will be donated to The Long Island Community Chest, The Genesis School, and the National Foundation for Human Potential. LI Fight for Charity had donated $700,000 to Long Island charities since 2003; its fundraising goal set for 2013 is $200,000.  

Tickets are $10 per person for the Oct. 7 reception and includes food, beer, wine and soft drinks. For tickets and information visit www.lifightforcharity.org or call 877-240-7821.

News

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently announced that the annual “1863 Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration” at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors to Old Bethpage Village, the re-created mid-19th Century village, will be able to enjoy the sights and aromas of an old-fashioned Thanksgiving including decorated pumpkin pies baked in a beehive oven and turkey roasted over an open fire. In addition, each afternoon, traditional fiddle music will be played, and children’s stories will be read several times each day.

A little bit of Hollywood has come to Plainview. The Loft Sound Studio, a Plainview-based vocal and performance training facility, is the creation of lifelong music artists Donnie Klang and Matthew LaPorte. The duo says that they draw upon their personal experience of the ups and downs of the recording industry to give kids today the chance to be superstars.

“Essentially, we’re looking for the next Justin Bieber, someone we can train and teach them how to really become an artist, put them on YouTube and hope they really blow up,” said LaPorte. “If they do, through our connections that we made while we were in the music industry the past 15 years, we would try and get them a record deal.”


Calendar

Concert Performance

Friday, November 21

Craft Barn Open House

Saturday, November 22

8th Annual POB Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 25



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