Docstoc

For Immediate Release Media Contact

Document Sample
For Immediate Release Media Contact Powered By Docstoc
					 For Immediate Release                                                         Media Contact:
                                                         Kerry Lynn Bohen x203 (kbohen@bwfcom.com)
                                                             Steve Winter x205 (swinter@bwfcom.com)
                                                                 Brotman·Winter·Fried Communications
                                                                                        703.534.4600



  Boxing Legends Hector Camacho, Gerry Cooney, Buster Douglas,
   Roberto Duran, Joe Frazier, Jake LaMotta, Ray “Boom-Boom”
       Mancini, Ken Norton, Aaron Pryor and Michael Spinks
                 Headline 18th Annual Fight Night
          LaMotta Will Be First Inductee into Fight Night Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON, D.C. (11 October 2007) -- Legendary boxers Hector Camacho Sr., Gerry Cooney,
Buster Douglas, Roberto Duran, Joe Frazier, Jake LaMotta, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Ken
Norton, Aaron Pryor and Michael Spinks will lead a parade of celebrated heroes at Fight For
Children’s 18th Annual Fight Night, Thursday November 8, 2007 at the Washington Hilton and
Towers (1919 Connecticut Avenue NW). The event will also feature the induction of LaMotta into
the newly-created Fight Night Hall of Fame, recognizing his enthusiastic support of Fight For
Children’s fight for the low-income children of Washington.

One of the most eagerly anticipated events in the nation’s capital, Fight Night brings together the
heavyweights of business and government, entertainment and community service, as well as these
legends of boxing, for an action-packed evening of fun, philanthropy and professional boxing.

Fight For Children was founded 18 years ago by Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Chairman and CEO of J.E.
Robert Companies, on a simple truth: Children are the future. Fight For Children is dedicated to
expanding access to high quality children’s education and health care services, with a focus on
helping the most underserved children in our nation’s capital.

This year’s event is co-chaired by Chuck Kuhn, president and CEO of JK Moving & Storage in
Sterling, VA, who also chaired Fight Night 2006, and Fred Schaufeld, Chairman of NEW Customer
Service Companies, Inc. Fight Night 2007 is sponsored in part by CIBC World Markets, Greenberg
Traurig, LLP, The Meltzer Group, and NEW Customer Service Companies. Additional supporters
include CITI Family Office, First Washington Realty, Inc., Lydian Wealth Management, NetJets, and
White Granite Associates.

                                              * * *
About Fight For Children
Fight for Children is an independent non-profit organization that combines the best practices of the
philanthropic and business worlds in an effort to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the nation's capital.
Founded in 1990 by business and civic leader Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Chairman and CEO of the J.E. Robert
Companies, Fight For Children is working to ensure that all children have the chance to become tomorrow's
leaders. Since its founding, Fight For Children has raised more than $76 million in corporate, individual, and
foundation support.

In addition to investing in more than 150 quality organizations serving children, Fight For Children has
launched several exciting programmatic initiatives, including its Quality Schools Initiative, which recognizes
and supports public, public charter, and independent schools serving low-income children that have
demonstrated the most gains in student achievement. www.fightforchildren.org.


About JK Moving & Storage
JK Moving & Storage is the largest independent moving company in the Washington metropolitan area and the
third largest in the nation, JK has been honored through numerous industry awards, accolades and
professional achievements. Above all, JK Moving & Storage is proudest of what they give back to the
community. In addition to Fight Night, JK Moving & Storage has contributed to Home Team DC, Toys for Tots,
March of Dimes, Katrina Relief, Women’s & Girls Tech Foundation, Boy Scout Troop 982, Hamilton Fire
Department, COPE (Western Loudoun Teen Center), and Junior League of Washington. For more information,
please visit www.jkmoving.com.


About N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc. (NEW)
As the nation’s leading provider of extended service plans, buyer protection services and product support for
major retailers and financial services firms, NEW provides award-winning post-sale consumer care to more
than 100 million consumers. With corporate headquarters in Sterling, VA, NEW operates seven contact centers
across the U.S. with a network of 25,000 service providers standing ready to assist customers in the service,
operation and enjoyment of their products. For more information, please visit NEW at www.newcorp.com.

                                                     # # #




See Page 3 for Legends’ Fight Records
Fight Night Parade of Legends

       HECTOR “MACHO” CAMACHO                                       79-5-2 (38 KO’S)
          • World Boxing Association Junior Lightweight Champion, 1981-1982
          • World Boxing Coalition Junior Lightweight Champion, 1983
          • World Boxing Coalition Lightweight Champion, 1985-1987
          • World Boxing Organization Junior Welterweight Champion, 1989-1991, 1991-1992
          • Second youngest world champion in boxing history at age 17
          • Eight-time world champion in six different weight classes

       GERRY COONEY                                    28-3 (24 KO’s)
          • New York State Golden Gloves Champion
          • Fought Larry Holmes in landmark 1982 $10 million bout

       JAMES “BUSTER” DOUGLAS                             38-6-1 (25 KO’s)
          • Challenged Tony Tucker for the International Boxing Federation Heavyweight Title, 1987
          • Scored landmark upset by knocking out and handing Mike Tyson his first defeat by
             capturing the International Boxing Federation Heavyweight Title, 1990

       ROBERT0 ‘HANDS OF STONE” DURAN                           103-16 (70 KO’s)
          • International Boxing Federation Lightweight, 1972-1979
          • World Boxing Coalition Welterweight Champion, 1980
          • World Boxing Association Light Middleweight Champion, 1983-1984
          • World Boxing Coalition Middleweight Champion, 1989

       “SMOKIN” JOE FRAZIER                                  32-4-1 (27 KO’s)
          • Olympic Gold Medal Heavyweight Champion, 1964
          • New York State World Heavyweight Champion, 1965-1969
          • World Heavy Weight Champion, 1970-1973
          • International Boxing Hall of Fame member

       JAKE “THE BRONX BULL” LaMOTTA                   83-19-4 (30 KO’s)
          • World Middleweight Champion, 1941-1951
          • Robert DeNiro portrayed him in the Academy Award-winning film, “Raging Bull”, 1991.
          • International Boxing Hall of Fame member

       RAY “BOOM BOOM” MANCINI                          29-5-0 (3 KO’s)
          • World Boxing Association Lightweight Champion, 1982-1984
          • Inducted into World Boxing Hall of Fame, 2005

       KEN NORTON                                        42-7-1 (33 KO’s)
          • World Boxing Council Heavyweight Champion, 1978
          • International Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame member

       AARON “HAWK” PRYOR                               39-1-0 (35 KO’s)
          • International Boxing Federation Champion, 1983-1985
          • World Boxing Association Champion, 1980-1983
          • International Boxing Hall of Fame member

       MICHAEL SPINKS                                    31-1 (21 KO’s)
          • Olympic Gold Medalist, 1976
          • World Boxing Association Light Heavyweight Title in 1981-1985
          • World Boxing Coalition Light Heavyweight Title in 1983-1985
          • International Boxing Federation Heavyweight Title in 1985-1988
          • International Boxing Hall of Fame member

				
DOCUMENT INFO