NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 4, 2013) - Limited tickets are still available for this Sunday afternoon's (12:00-5:30 p.m. ET) 27th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at the famed Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Tickets, priced at $125.00 per person, are available to purchase by calling 1.718.729.4862 or 1.516.313.2304. People are advised to call for reservations to avoid being shutout. Donations of any denomination are also welcome for those unable to attend the festivities.
Tickets include a complete brunch with cocktail hour upon entry, seating at the awards ceremony, dinner and dessert, and top-shelf open bar throughout the afternoon. There will also be a silent auction of boxing memorabilia.
"Ring 8 proudly continues its sterling record for lending a helping hand to those in the boxing community who are less fortunate," Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. "Some may require assistance towards paying their rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need. Each year our Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony celebrates our great sport of boxing, insuring much-needed funding is raised so we may continue our mission for our needy brothers and sisters in boxing. We will never waver from their corners."
Expected attending celebrities include last year's Ring 8 Fighter of the Year, undefeated WBO middleweight champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin, as well as world champions Pinklon Thomas, Vito Antuofermo, Mark Breland, Michael Bentt, Tony DeMarco, Luis Colazzo and Junior Jones, plus world heavyweight title challenger Renaldo "Mr." Snipes, Bobby Cassidy and others.
Below is a list of 2013 Ring 8's award winners:
2013 Ring 8 Award Winners
Fighter of the Year: Danny Garcia
Uncrowned Champion: Gasper Ortega
Official of the Year: Deputy Commissioner Robert Orlando
Amateur Official of the Year: Dan Gant
Member of the Year: Carmine Rastelli
Professional Judge of the Year: John McKaie
Prospect of the Year: Seanie Monahan
Professional Trainer of the Year: Bob Jackson
Amateur Trainer of the Year: Joe Higgins
Emile Griffith Good Guy Award: Sal Corrente
Long & Meritorious Service: Dr. William "Bill" Lathan
Special Presentation: Bobby Bartels & Lenny Mangiapane
(honoring the 50th anniversary of their classic main event fight at Madison Square Garden)
Go online to www.Ring8ny.com for more information about Ring 8 or its annual Holiday Events and Awards Ceremony.
Russo's On The Bay is located at 162-45 Crossbay Blvd. in Howard Beach (718.843.5055).