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, and last night’s event attracted over 1,000 fans and supporters.
Charles Castro of Vivid Cabaret New York stepped into the ring at the Hilton/Melville 16th annual Long Island Fight for Charity and helped raise funds for assorted worthy causes.
Charles “The People’s Champ” Castro is the general manager of Vivid Cabaret New York, the upscale gentlemen’s club in midtown Manhattan known to be a favorite spot for pro athletes from all the major sports. He had 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 were ringside cheering on Castro. “Anytime we can do something for a good cause, I’m there,” said Vivid girl Ruby.
Castro emerged victorious, and the inside word is that there was quite a party afterwards at Vivid Cabaret New York.
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.