The Long Island Fight for Charity, the nation’s only all-volunteer charity boxing event, is one of the most anticipated events in the region, attracting over 1,000 fans and supporters.
Charles Castro of Vivid Cabaret New York will step into the ring at the 16th annual Long Island Fight for Charity and help raise funds for those in need from the Long Island community, on Monday, November 25th at the Hilton Long Island/Melville, 6pm.
Charles “The People’s Champ” Castro is the general manager of Vivid Cabaret New York, the upscale gentlemen’s club in midtown Manhattan well known to be a favorite spot for pro athletes from all the major sports. He has been in the gym training and getting encouragement from the Vivid Cabaret Girls and some of his celebrity friends: former NY Giants star Antonio Pierce, and ex-NY Mets baseball star Lenny Dykstra.
Vivid Cabaret girls will be ringside cheering on Castro. “Anytime we can do something for a good cause, I’m there,” said Vivid girl Ruby. “The girls and I have been spreading the word about the boxing event and I hope they raise a ton of money.”
Charities supported by the Long Island Fight for Charity include the Long Island Community Chest, Genesis School, National Foundation for Human Potential and more.
Since 2002, over 300 volunteer boxers have participated in Fight for Charity and over $1 million has been raised for local charities including the Eden II/Genesis Program whose mission is to provide people with autism specialized community-based programs and other opportunities, with the goal of enabling them to achieve the highest possible quality across their life spans.