Fight Night 2012 to Honor Its Legacy While Setting New Traditions For 2012

Oct 22, 2012, 09:00 ET from Fight For Children

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fight For Children announces that its legendary special event, Fight Night, will stage Thursday, November 1, at the Washington Hilton.

The black-tie gala known as the center of power in Washington, Fight Night brings together leaders in the business, political, philanthropic and entertainment communities—plus legends from the sports and boxing worlds including Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, Gerry Cooney, to name a few—for an evening of exciting entertainment, an unparalleled auction and live professional boxing bouts.

Fight Night raises funds for Fight For Children, the independent nonprofit organization that works with parents, city leaders, and other nonprofits to ensure that all DC kids receive a great education and stay healthy so they can learn. In 2011, Fight Night raised over $2 million.

Fight For Children's Chairman, Raul Fernandez, also Chairman of ObjectVideo and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, has been instrumental in leading the organization towards continued greatness since the passing of its founder, Joseph E. Robert Jr., this past December. Mr. Fernandez is co-chairing Fight Night 2012 with Fred Schaufeld, Founder & Chairman of NEW Customer Services Companies, and Charles "Chuck" Kuhn, President of JK Moving Services. Robert's son, Joe Robert, III, is serving as Honorary Chairman of the event.

On October 10, Fight For Children announced the launch of Joe's Champs, a transformative early childhood program that will ensure children in DC's highest need neighborhoods are taught by highly-effective early childhood teachers. Fight Night will feature a tribute to Robert and will raise funds to support Joe's Champs.

"My involvement with Fight Night and Fight For Children is the best way I know how to honor my friend, Joe Robert," said Mr. Fernandez. "In 2012, our guests will see an event like none other, while knowing that their efforts will help us fund causes like Joe's Champs, a $10 million effort which will change the lives of 10,000 children over the next five years."

Fight Night is sponsored by FedEx Corporation, The Ron Conway Family, The Leonsis Foundation, Oracle, MGM Resorts International, The Carnival Foundation, AT&T Services, Inc., The Mody Foundation, and Reginald Van Lee.

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SOURCE Fight For Children