Some people take the term “joining the fight …” a little too literally. For over 25 year’s Fight Night has been raising money to support children in lower income families achieve a higher standard of living by decking it out with some of boxing’s greatest: Joe Frazier, Aaron Pryor and Roberto Duran. All proceeds for this fundraiser will go directly to Fight for Children.
Run by Raul Fernandez and brain child of the late Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fight Night brings together a unique mix of boxing and Washington philanthropies. From selling a Muhammed Ali signed boxing glove to hosting dancing fire breathers, Fight Night has offered a wide variety of silent auctions and live entertainers guaranteed to dazzle even the lightest of boxing fans.
Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour, Inc. is in his second year of a three-year sponsorship agreement with Fight Night. He previously chaired the event in 2013 where he raised approximately $4 Million for Fight for Children.
“Funds raised at Fight Night have traditionally supported grants to more than 160 local organizations that are making a daily impact in children’s lives like the Children’s National Medical Center mobile dental van and Apple Tree Institute for Education Innovation. In the past few years, we have broadened our focus. Today, we are committed to using monies raised at Fight Night to also launch and support our own programs, like Joe’s Champs, our signature early childhood education program,” said Fight for Children Chairman Raul Fernandez in an interview with WashingtonExec.
This year’s Fight Night will be held on November 5th at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW. For more Information on tickets and venues, please click here.