Jed Wenstein Presents "BOX NYC: ROUND 2"

NEW YORK- March 2, 2006- BOX NYC delivers a second knock-out combination of exciting fights, fine drinking and dining, high stakes poker and lingerie show titillation, in an atmosphere that would make Las Vegas and Havana proud. And to add substance to high style, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF)..

This year, BOX NYC is pairing up with companies like Harley Davidson, Remy Martin, Red Bull, Everlast, Canon, Manhattan Automobile Company, Aerospace High Performance Center, Nat Sherman Cigars and Astor & Black Custom Clothier to bring New York City a one-of-a-kind classic sporting and social event. Held in the Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th St, bet 8th & 9th Avenues), BOX NYC offers a reprieve from the mundane and a chance to see the hardest game in the plushest setting.

The fight card will feature several undefeated prospects. The main event will showcase one of New York’s best prospects Joey Rios (12-0, 5KO) of the Bronx. Fighting for in front of his hometown crowd, this junior welterweight sensation is sure to keep the fans on their feet. Also on the card fighting out of Bronx, NY will be undefeated lightweight Julio Cardenas (8-0, 2KO). Cardenas is coming off an impressive comeback victory against Joey Ortega in which Cardenas was sent to the canvas in the very first round. After the knockdown, Cardenas regained his composure and won a unanimous. In an 8-round bout undefeated middleweight contender Pawel Wolak (9-0, 5KO) of Mt. Arlington, New Jersey will square off against Chuck Orso (4-6, 3KO). The card will also include four more impressive fights.

The white glove service, 4-course meal and free flow of premium liquor will mix perfectly with the high caliber competition in the ring and at the tables in a setting perfect for mingling, offering something for everyone from sports junkies to schmoozers. The brainchild of Jed Weinstein Presents, a producer of themed live events, and, an integrated marketing services agency, BOX-NYC promises to be one of the hottest date nights and corporate entertainment tickets of the year.

The evening will include both a live and silent auction with proceeds going to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. With a particular appeal to men ages 21-40, BOX NYC is the perfect outlet to raise money and awareness with the people testicular cancer most affects. As a testicular cancer survivor, the year’s number one individual fundraiser and LAF Peloton Project spokesperson, Charlie Mulea will be there to receive the check from BOX NYC.

At the debut of BOX NYC last year, guests including Damon Dash, former Knicks Greg Anthony, Philadelphia Eagle Dhani Jones, The Gastineau Girls’ Lisa and Brittny Gastineau, John McEnroe, and photographer Steven Klein were treated to Hillary Swank’s Million Dollar Baby trainer, Hector Roca’s up-and-coming star Dmitry Salita and Curtis “Showtime” Stevens rock the ring, as well as an unscheduled appearance by Zab Judah.

In addition to enjoying thrilling fight action in an intimate venue, guests had the opportunity to win a seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas as the top tournament poker prize, view a model fashion show and sample fine cigars in the smoking lounge. With something for everyone to enjoy, the biggest winner of all was the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which was presented with a check for $25,000 at the end of the evening.

About Jed Weinstein Presents

Jed opened Jed Weinstein Presents in 2002, a company focusing on developing sports, fashion and entertainment properties. Prior to beginning JWP, Jed worked on award-winning programs for Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, XM Satellite Radio, Coca Cola and Schering-Plough with Clear Channel Entertainment’s CMI-Contemporary Marketing group. JWP has produced events like Designers Ball, 2006 Range Rover Sport Launch hosted by Serena Williams and Manhattan Auto Company, 2006 Pro Players Pro Party, and has worked on events like Ski House at Sundance, and Adidas Tennis Smash, all around the country including New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Hamptons, and Los Angeles. For more information, visit .


Founded in 2003 by Paula Balzer, former chief marketing officer of Clear Channel Entertainment, Charlie Horsey, former CEO of Clear Channel’s Contemporary Marketing Group, and Evan Greenberg, CEO, Allscope Media, is a New York based integrated marketing services. The agency specializes in entertainment and sports marketing, concept development, creative services, experiential marketing and promotional media, and has offices in New York and San Francisco. client roster includes some of the biggest brands in the world such as BIC, CBS, Coca-Cola, Electronic Arts, National Geographic, NCAA, Nike, Playtex and Remy Cointreau U.S.A. For more information, visit

About the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Livestrong

Unity is Strength: The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) believes that in the battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the LAF provides the practical information and tools people living with cancer need to live strong. Our mission is to inspire and empower people with cancer to live strong.  We serve our mission through education, advocacy, public health and research programs.

One of the goals of the LAF is to improve the quality of life of people living with cancer. By funding research, community programs and public education and outreach efforts, the LAF is making positive advances in the issues that matter most to survivors and their families.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation’s Peloton Project has grown considerably over the past few years. Peloton Project member support is critical to the LAF’s efforts to inspire and empower people affected by cancer and a very important part of our history and growth. Of course, we want our Peloton Project members to be part of our future, too. For more information on LAF and Peloton Project or to get involved, please visit .

Tables start at $1750 for an 8 guest Bronze Table, which includes 4-course gourmet dinner, top-shelf open bar, cigar bar, lingerie show, and opportunity for poker buy-in, and go up to $8000 for a 10 guest Platinum Table, with ring side seats and the luxuries of a Bronze Table plus three (3) complimentary seats at the poker tournament, VIP after-party access, private car service, gift bags and meet and greet with featured fighters and A-list celebrities. Private boxes and tickets are also available.

Tickets are still available for $40 & $65. For tickets please call 212-358-4041. For tables please visit or email

The Hammerstein Ballroom is located at 311 West 34th St, bet 8th & 9th Avenues. Doors will open for VIP at 6:00pm, and 7:00pm for general admission.

Article posted on 25.02.2006

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