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By Michael Woods

Attention, NYC area fight fans. Circle the evening of March 26 on your calendar, and be prepared to go to the famed and fabled Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO Brooklyn, to watch amateur boxing at a fundraiser put together by the ascendant star Heather Hardy, the WBC International 122 pound champion.

Proceeds at this second annual festival of fighting and philanthropy go to Gleason’s Give A Kid A Dream program.

Here’s deets:

BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM
EVENT: HEATTEAM 4 KIDS
EVENT DATE: MAR 26, 2016
DAYS TO GO: 17
THE STORY:
​Join us for an evening of entertainment at legendary Gleason’s Gym on March 26, 2016 and help fundraise to give kids the to continued access to the programs and boxing training, without having to wait too long in line for a chance to use some of boxing’s basic equipment.

All proceeds go to Give A Kid A Dream, and here’s what they are about:

What We Do:
Since 1991, Give A Kid A Dream has provided children from disadvantaged backgrounds both mentorship and a place to come and develop themselves both physically and mentally through the sport of boxing. It gives kids something to hold onto and work towards in tough times. Something to motivate.
Our goal in not to make world champions but to help participants in their formative years.

“The funding goes towards equipment, tutoring, training, competitions, licenses, field trips and a summer camp for the kids,” the 34 year old Hardy told NYFIGHTS. “We also hope to sign on new kids we have on a waiting list. Please do consider coming out. I guarantee a fun night, and this cause is so great!”

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About Michael Woods

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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