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Press Releases / 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 21, 2013

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY BRAVEST BOXERS TAKE ON NYPD BOXING TEAM AT 31st ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BADGES

The FDNY Bravest Boxing team will take on the NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing team at The Battle of the Badges on Friday November 22 at 8 p.m. at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.  The night will feature 12 three-round matches featuring FDNY members versus NYPD members.  

As in years past, the FDNY Boxing team will donate proceeds from the event to assist a returning veteran who has suffered debilitating injuries in combat.  This year, the team will donate funds to help build a new home to suit the needs of United States Marine Corps Corporal Kevin Vaughn of Merrick, New York.  While serving in Afghanistan in September, 2011, Corporal Vaughn lost his left leg, the use of his right leg, and suffered several additional severe physical injuries when the vehicle he was travelling in struck an improvised explosive device.

In addition, a bone marrow registry drive will be held prior to the event in the lobby of the Theater at Madison Square Garden for a September 11th first responder, Firefighter Jimmy Martinez of Engine 157 in Staten Island.

The FDNY Boxing team competes in several amateur boxing matches each year against other Fire and Police Departments from around the world.  In the past several years, the FDNY Bravest Boxing team has donated over $50,000 to military related charities.

Tickets are available at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, at TheGarden.com, or through Ticketmaster.

WHERE:

The Theater at Madison Square Garden

WHEN:

Friday, November 22, 2013 – 8 p.m.

           

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Frank Dwyer, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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