Haymakers for Hope teams with BOX NYC for a one-of-a-kind event taking top business executives from the board room to the boxing ring-to literally fight for a cure for cancer
Haymakers for Hope, a non-profit organization, is to provide the unique opportunity for employees at some of the most powerful corporations in the world to get in the boxing ring-all for a good cause.
Following two successful events in Boston, each raising over $200,000, Haymakers for Hope, a charity whose tag line reads, “Not every fight ends at the bell”, has teamed up with Box NYC to host the first ever Box NYC/Haymakers for Hope fight night. Box NYC is an event that for the last 6 years has been produced by WCMG Events. Through this collaboration, BOX NYC has radically changed its format, as it is now a non-profit event that features different types of fighters.
The event will feature boxing matches between front-office workers at some of the most prestigious investment banks and hedge funds in the world, including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Citi, and Millennium Capital. Professionals from the airline, real estate, and other influential industries will also participate in the fight to battle cancer.
Haymakers for Hope began in 2009 when co-founders Julie Anne Kelly and Andrew Myerson met though training for the New York City Golden Gloves tournament. An official 501(c)(3) charity organization which raises money through boxing, their innovative mission aims to humanize the sport and lower the barrier to entry for people to get a chance to fight- all with the ultimate goal of benefiting cancer research. Despite its young stage, Haymakers for Hope has already raised $561,000 towards cancer research and awareness, and continues to grow.
Aimed towards the Wall Street community, BOX NYC is an event full of intense boxing matches between the most competitive executives in the business, a Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament, dinner and cocktails, with all proceeds benefiting Haymakers for Hope cancer research organization.
Notable New York celebrities will also be in attendance to experience this special night out. Past attendees have included Mary-Kate Olsen, John McEnroe, Serena Williams, Curtis Martin, Darryl Strawberry, and Doc Gooden.
Tickets start at $50 and are available for purchase at www.HaymakersforHope.org
WHO: Haymakers for Hope, a non-profit which aims to train amateur boxers to compete in charity boxing events to raise money and awareness for cancer research. It was founded by Andrew Myerson, a former Goldman Sachs associate and experienced amateur boxer, and Julie Anne Kelly, a cancer survivor since 2002, who previously worked at Hearst Advertising and was crowned the 2010 NYC Daily News 132 lb. Golden Glove Champion. Pugilists from Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Citi, and other prestigious corporations will also participate in the battle to knock out cancer.
WHAT: Charity boxing event benefiting cancer research from Haymakers for Hope at the Seventh Annual Box NYC event presented by WCMG.
WHERE: The Roseland Ballroom
239 West 52nd Street
New York, NY
WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:00PM – 8:00PM