Ring 10

Helping Retired Boxers Through The Toughest Fight of Their Lives

Between Rounds

Volume 6 | Issue 5 | May 16, 2017

 A Monthly Update of the Activities of Ring 10

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May 2017 Meeting

The general membership met at Rino’s Italian Restaurant on Tuesday night, May 16, 2017. There were a total of 22 members and guests, including Board Members Matt Farrago (President), Rich Schwartz, Ed Post, Tyrone Jackson and Sharon Scrima.

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Opening

 

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the customary 10 count in memory of those the boxing community has lost.  There were no known deaths this past month.

 

Seventh Annual Ring 10 Awards Banquet

 

The 2017 event will be returning to Marina Del Rey in the Bronx and will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 11 am – 4pm.

 

We are beginning to collect nominations for this year’s awards.  Members are asked to prepare a written justification for their nominations so proposals can be considered and voted upon by the Board.

It was suggested that Bill Gallo and Sixto Escobar, the first boxer from Puerto Rico to win a world championship, be posthumously honored.

 

Adding other awards such as “Boxer of the Year” was discussed and will be given further consideration.

 

Run With The Champs

 

The “Run with the Champs” fundraiser held on Sunday April 23 was a success – it was a fun, profitable event with a good turnout and great weather. Areas for improvements were discussed and will be considered in next year’s planning. Proceeds from the event will enable us to provide an additional 3 months of support for fighters.

 

We are considering holding a Ring 10 picnic at a local park this summer where the leftover food and soda can be sold.

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Other News

 

Boxing promoter Russell Peltz’s son tragically died at the age of 38.  Members Harold Lederman and Rich Schwartz represented Ring 10 at the funeral. We are considering making a donation in his son’s name. Our prayers are with the Peltz family during this difficult time.

 

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Become a Ring 10 Member

 

Ring 10’s next meeting will be Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00pm at Patricia’s Italian Restaurant, located at 3883 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10465 (718) 918-1800.  Please note the cost of dinner (includes buffet dinner, soda and coffee) has increased to $16.00 to include gratuities – exact change is greatly appreciated.

 

Come and enjoy a great meal with guest speakers and other prominent Ring 10 members and see what we’re all about! We would love for you to join us.

 

Annual dues for 2017 are $25; membership cards will be distributed accordingly.