New York – (November 29, 2007)—It is the holiday season and Bob Arum is in the spirit of giving back. Arum has donated hundreds of tickets to Rabbi Shea Hecht of New York to give out to various charities and organizations so that they can attend the Holiday Havoc boxing event at The Paradise Theater in the Bronx on Thursday evening December 6..
“I’m a New Yorker. I grew up there and the Bronx means a lot to me,” said Arum, the Hall of Fame promoter. “We have a wonderful boxing event on December 6th and I want everyone to be able to come and enjoy during this special time of year.”
The tickets were given to Rabbi Shea Hecht to distribute to many deserving charities and youth organizations throughout New York City.
“I am happy I was given the opportunity to give out tickets to hundreds of kids who cannot afford to go to sporting events. December 6th is the third night of Chanukah and this is a great present for all who will get a chance to come out and watch a great night of boxing,” said Rabbi Hecht.
Seats were given out to groups including, Operation Survival, Camp Gan Israel ,Castle Hill Little League, Chabad-Lubavitch of Riverdale, Medgar Evers College, Jewish Programs for Russians, Toys for Hospitalized Children, and the Albert Einstein Medical College Jewish Student Association.
DiBella Entertainment and Star Boxing are co-promoters with Arum’s Top Rank on this card which will be televised live on the VERSUS network.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Bob on this great event on December 6th, “ said DBE head Lou DiBella. “His generosity, donating tickets is great as it gives people who would not normally be able to afford to see a boxing event a chance to see this great sport up close and personal.”
It will be a great night of fights at the Paradise as the main event will be a 10 round Junior Middleweight battle of talented Eastern Europeans, as NABF CHAMPION and Ukraine born Andrey Tsurkan (25-2, 16 KO’s) defends his title against undefeated Yuri Foreman (23-0, 8 KO’s), born in Belarus in a 10 round Junior Middleweight bout. The co-feature will showcase newly signed DBE fighter Sergio Martinez (40-1-1, 21 KO’s) in a 10 round Junior Middleweight bout.
Tickets priced at $2,000 for VIP Tables of 10 (includes beer, wine, and dinner), $100, $50, and $30 are available by calling DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577 or Star Boxing at (718) 823-2000 and through Ticketmaster by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com.
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