PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hennion & Walsh, a provider of investment services and advocate for individual investors, orchestrated another successful Silk City Charity Boxing Event on Monday, February 29, 2016. The event, in its eighth year, was held at The Brownstone House in Paterson, NJ.
Over the course of the last eight years, the Silk City Charity Boxing Event has raised more than $250,000 for the following charities:
- The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a Catholic Church founded in 1820 in Paterson, NJ.
- St. Joseph's Home for Boys, a shelter for homeless boys in Totowa, NJ.
- The Do-Good House, which provides scholarships to deserving students in and around the Greater Paterson area.
"We started this as a fun way to raise money for these boys through beefsteak and boxing," said Rich Hennion, Partner and Co-Founder of Hennion & Walsh. "We are so proud of what we've been able to accomplish through this sold-out event."
Over 400 people attended this year's event which featured thirteen competitive amateur boxing matches. Guests were treated to the Passaic County Police & Fire Bag Pipers, as well as voice and instrument renditions of the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America. A silent auction run by MC Sports Collectibles, as well as a five course meal, including the Brownstone's famous filet mignon beefsteak, rounded out the evening.
"Before the night is over, attendees ask if they can reserve tickets for next year's event already," added Bill Walsh, President and Co-Founder of Hennion & Walsh. "That not only tells us that they enjoy the event, but that they look forward to supporting it in the years ahead."
Several noteworthy athletes were there to lend their support as well, including Super Bowl Champions, Otis "OJ" Anderson and Plaxico Burress, boxing legend Chuck "The Bayonne Bleeder" Wepner, and three-time World Boxing Champion, Bobby Czyz.
The Silk City Charity Boxing Event is sanctioned by USA Boxing, the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing in the United States and a member organization of the United States Olympic Committee.
About Hennion & Walsh
Hennion & Walsh, a full service brokerage firm specializing in municipal bonds, was founded in 1990 by Richard Hennion and Bill Walsh. Their mission is to be the individual investor's fiercest and most passionate advocate. Investment guides, webinars, seminars and online content are just some of the ways they help investors become better informed and make better investment decisions. The firm has built its reputation on developing strong, mutually beneficial relationships designed to last a lifetime, serving over 18,000 clients with brokerage accounts and managed portfolios. They are committed to providing individual investors with the institutional-quality service and guidance they believe they are entitled to. Additional information on Hennion & Walsh is available at www.hennionandwalsh.com. Hennion & Walsh is a member of FINRA and SIPC.
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