FDNY Hosts Charity Boxing Event in Rockaway

TimesLedger.com - July 07, 2017

by timesledger.com

FDNY Boxing is hosting a charity event in Rockaway beach Friday.

The community event, dubbed “The Thrilla in Camilla,” will pit FDNY boxers against West Midlands Fire Service from Birmingham, England, and feature other grudge matches. Proceeds from the event will go towards veterans and Building Homes for Heroes, a Long Island-based nonprofit that aides veterans in need.

The charity boxing event is being held outdoors and under the stars, right across the street from the new boardwalk in Rockaway Beach at St. Camillus Catholic Church, located at 99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

General admission is $25, ringside seats are $50, and children under 12 are admitted for free, but must be accompanied by an adult. The gates open at 6 p.m. and the first bout will begin at 7 p.m. There will be food trucks and vendors available as well.

Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has helped veterans who were injured while serving the country during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families.

According to the organization, these homes not only help to remove the family’s financial burden, they help to restore the individual’s freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life.

Tickets are currently on sale at FDNYboxing.com