For Immediate Release
“BATTLE OF THE BADGES 4” ON TAP FOR FOXWOODS ON MAY 19th, 2012;
PRESS CONFERENCE SET FOR FEBRUARY 10th IN WALPOLE, MA
The nationally-acclaimed New York City Fire Department Boxing Team will face
off with New England Law Enforcement boxers once again in the fourth installment of
the popular amateur boxing series on May 19th, 2012 at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods
Resort and Casino. New England won the competition last year for the first time and has
a chance to even the series this time around.
A press conference to formally kick off the public relations effort to promote the
event will take place on February 10th, 2012 at the British Beer Company, 85 Providence
Highway in Walpole, Massachusetts. The conference will start at 7:00 PM EST and
feature a special tribute and 10 bell count for three New England boxing figures lost
recently: “Iron” Mike Puasteri, Pat Petronelli, Goody Petronelli and Tom McNeely. Local
boxing celebrities, including Former Welterweight Champion Tony DeMarco will be on
hand to meet with, and snacks will be served.
“Battle of the Badges 4” will be held at the Fox Theater this year, 350 Trolley
Line Blvd., Ledyard, Connecticut. Pride will be on the line as New York City's Bravest
go toe to toe and glove to glove with New England Law Enforcement’s best in bout after
exciting bout. Every year since the first event, the atmosphere’s been family and fighter
Battle of the Badges proceeds also go to worthy causes with this year’s
beneficiaries being Work Vessels For Veterans (www.wvfv.org) and the National Public
Safety Athletic League, which helps support needed funding for boxing programs around
the USA including the FDNY Boxing Team and MCOFU Boxing Team. Work Vessels
For Veterans assists veterans returning to the United States as they begin their civilian
careers or continue their educational pursuits. Donations toward helping veterans along
include laptops, vehicles, machinery, tools, and boats. The organization, founded in 2008,
contributed items to help more than 500 veterans already.
The attendance at the event is estimated to be around 1,600, and various
sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available for businesses to market
themselves in association with the card. The various levels of opportunities range from
major event sponsorships to advertisements in the official program. Major Event
Sponsors will receive invitations to the pre-event VIP party as well as VIP ringside
seating. Call Denis Marrese at 1-855-660-6606 or Tommy Brown at 617-710-4669 for
more information on sponsorship offerings.
Tickets are available at www.foxwoods.com, or by calling 1-855-660-6606 or 1-
800-200-2882. Doors open at 6:30 PM EST with the fights beginning at 7:30. General
admission seating is $30 with reserved seating available for $50 and VIP/Ringside seats
for $100. Check out www.battleofthebadges.info for more information and frequent
updates leading up to the night of the fight.