NEW YORK SPORTS LEGENDS DARRYL STRAWBERRY, ANTONIO PIERCE, AND JOHN STARKS COME OUT FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL BOX NYC

NEW YORK SPORTS LEGENDS DARRYL STRAWBERRY, ANTONIO PIERCE, AND JOHN STARKS COME OUT FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL BOX NYC

WCMG Events in association with Salita Promotions to Host an Evening of Professional Boxing and

Texas Hold’ Em Poker on May 19, 2011 at Roseland Ballroom

New York, NY – April 28, 2011 – The 6th annual BOX NYC will take place May 19, at Roseland Ballroom with NY Sports legends Darryl Strawberry, Antonio Pierce, John Starks, Curtis Martin, Doc Gooden, Anthony Mason and others to be announced.

BOX NYC, produced by WCMG Events in association with Salita Promotions will feature six professional boxing bouts, set up by event producers Jed Weinstein and current world welterweight contender boxer/promoter Dmitriy Salita.

The event will provide an opportunity to secure a seat at the World Series of Poker at a Texas Hold’ Em poker tournament with a portion of the proceeds from the event benefiting Sophie’s Voice Foundation, a charitable organization co-founded by actor Boris Kodjoe and his wife, actress Nicole Ari Parker supporting children and adults with Spina Bifida.

The boxing portion of the evening will feature welterweight prospect and Golden Gloves champion Mike Ruiz fighting for the prestigious New York State title. The card will also highlight four-time US Army champion and US Olympic Alternate, Boyd Melson in a Junior Middleweight bout as well as Juan Dominguez, Deano Burrel and Tommy Hardwood.

Tickets for the event start at $150, buy-in for the poker tournament is $175. Sponsorship and tables are also available.

WHAT: BOX NYC

WHO: Celebrities to attend:

Former New York Mets and Yankees, Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden; former New York Giant, Antonio Pierce; former New York Knicks, John Starks and Anthony Mason; former New York Jet, Curtis Martin and actor Boris Kodjoe

Emcee: Cipha Sounds

WHEN: May 19, 2011

Bouts begin: 7:45pm

Boxing main event: 10:45pm

WHERE: Roseland Ballroom

239 West 52nd Street

New York, NY 10019