Boxing trainer/ESPN2 Fight analyst Teddy Atlas Fights Good Fight in Memory of his Father


New York—Boxing trainer and ESPN2 Friday Night Fights analyst Teddy Atlas continues to fight the good fight. In his undying efforts to improve the quality of life for those in need in memory of his Good Samaritan father, every year he enlists the support of sports and entertainment celebrities to attend the annual Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation Dinner. One of the most anticipated galas on the Autumn New York banquet circuit, this year’s 14th annual benefit is set for Thursday night, November 18, once again at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island. Former New York Giants star quarterback and current CBS Sports football analyst Phil Simms and NBC Universal Sports chairman Dick Ebersol are among the celebrities who will be on hand to support the cause.

Ebersol will be receiving the Foundations Humanitarian Award in recognition of his numerous contributions to charitable causes.

The boxing community is always omnipresent and this year will be represented by popular heavyweight contenders Gerry Cooney and Chuck Wepner, broadcasters Brian Kenny (ESPN) and Max Kellerman (HB0), Hall of Fame Lou Duva, former champs Renaldo “Mister Snipes, Junior Jones, and Iran “The Blade Barkley. Sopranos star Tony “Paulie Walnuts Sirico, noted choreographer Twyla Tharp and Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rich “Goose Gossage join what will be a long list of personalities expected at this year’s benefit. Comic Jeff Pirrami returns as host of the festivities which will include a wide array of celebrities, a memorabilia auction, and the presentation of the annual “Teddy Awards.

Tickets are priced at $200, while Champion tables of 10 are available at $5,000, Contender tables of 12 are available at $3,300, Pro tables of 14 are available at $2,800 by calling 646-670-7654 or via email at Log onto for more information.

The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 1100 South Avenue in Staten Island, New York.

Over one thousand supporters attend the “Teddy Dinner, along with numerous celebrity athletes and actors who show their support for the work of the Foundation. Notable names scheduled to attend also include former Jets starBruce Harper,and for thoroughbred racing fans jockeysMike Luzzi and Rajiv Maragh.

The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides financial and emotional support to individuals and organizations in need, and focuses primarily on the needs of children. It was founded in 1997 by boxing trainer, commentator and motivational speaker Teddy Atlas to honor the memory of his father, Dr. Theodore Atlas, a Staten Island physician who for 55 years provided medical services to his community. His spirit of giving is embodied in the Foundation that bears his name.

The Foundation comes to the aid of people in a variety of difficult situations, people who have nowhere else to turn for help, people who would otherwise fall between the cracks. And it does so in a very direct and very real way. Once the Foundation identifies a person or family in need, it immediately moves to help, and avoids any bureaucratic obstacles which might damage the recipient’s pride. In addition to helping thousands of individuals and families in their times of need, the Foundation has engaged in larger endeavors such as creating incentive programs in schools to encourage and motivate students, creating a food pantry on Staten Island to insure that children do not go to bed hungry, and distributing turkeys at Thanksgiving and toys at Christmas to families that don’t have the financial resources to properly celebrate the holidays.

There is so much more work to be done, and the Foundation remains committed to the mission of bringing help to people in their time of need, no matter how great or small the call.


[url=] Terence Crawford Sentenced To 90 Days in Jail - WBO and WBC world 140 pound champion Terence "Bud" Crawford has been sentenced to 90 days in jail by a court in his home city of Omaha. The sentence came at the end of a court case that stemmed from an April 14th incidentr at an Omaha auto body shop. Check out more details in this latest TBC report.   Terence Crawford Sentenced To 90 Days in Jail Crawford is just five days removed from a stand-out 8th round KO of veteran John Molina Jr as the headline fight of HBO’s boxing card on December 10th. The fight went down in Omaha and it was clear that Crawford was the hometown hero enjoyed near universal crowd support form a big crowd of more than 11,000 people who packed into the CentruyLink Center. The sentence means that Crawford will be spending the holidays in jail, and the report states Crawford will likely serve 53 days in jail. Crawford’s lawyer has promised to appeal the entire case, however Crawford was handcuffed and led away to begin his sentence right away. Source: [url=]Jay Withrow Article. Terence Crawford Sentenced To 90 Days in Jail / Check out more boxing news and features at [url=]The Sweet Science.

-Radam G :

Wow! Like I always say: "Just wait! The bad boy always come out of the bad boy." Trolls up in herreee [sic] called me everything and some for revealing T-Craw's bad boy image while they were making up syet that he had cleaned up his image after getting shot in the cranium back in da day. When he gets out of da can, he and boksing's other bad boy -- "AB," aka "The Problem," are likely getting it on. Holla!

-Paul Kevin :

His attorney, Matthew Kahler, is appealing the sentence and conviction. Kahler said the boxer posted a $10,000 appeal bond late in the afternoon and was to be released