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Thrilla in Camilla Set for July 16

The FDNY Bravest Boxing Team is back in action on Fri. July 16. The 5th annual “Thrilla in Camilla” will be held at St. Camillus located at 185 Beach 99th Street in beautiful Rockaway Beach.

This event will feature 12 action packed bouts with the Bravest tak ing on some of the toughest First Responders on the East Coast as well as a few exciting inter-departmental “Grudge” matches.

It’s all for a good cause. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Building Home for Heroes and The Matt McDevitt Children’s Education Fund.

Building Homes for Heroes builds mortgage-free, handicap accessible homes for our veterans returning home with severe injuries and has recently received the highest rating possible from charity navigator. Matt McDevitt was a NYC Firefighter who recently lost his battle with a rare cancer. He  left behind his wife Jackie, and two beautiful children under the age of 5.

“We owe our freedom to the brave men and women of our military, including the 1,400 members of the FDNY who are veterans or military reservists,” Bobby McGuire, President of the FDNY Bravest Boxing Team said. “We also need to help our fallen FDNY family members who are often exposed to toxic atmospheres and many succumb as a result of that exposure, long after the fire has been extinguished. As first responders, giving back is in our DNA and our team believes in raising funds for charity through spirited competition.”

Some of the most highly anticipated bouts of the evening include Nicole Malpaso of Eng. 76 who has a 12-2 record and recently won the Championship of the Annual Atlanta Classic vs Ashleigh Moore, a decorated amateur boxer with a 10-1 record representing the Mass. State Troopers. Also scheduled are two inter-departmental “grudge” matches including Dan Palmieri of Lad. 169 vs. Gary Schmidt of Lad 17 and Capt. Chris Livolsi of Lad. 114 vs. John Cadott of EMS Station #4. This event will also feature, for the 1st time ever, the Catholic High School Boxing Championship when Jeremiah Ryan of Xaverian takes on Jimmy McGovern of Xavier.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the first bout starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for General Admission., $50 Ringside and $100 p.p. for VIP Tables. Tickets are available at the gate or online at www.fdnyboxing.org 

The FDNY Bravest Boxing Team was founded in 1982. The team is a New York City based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for charitable organizations through charity boxing matches. Their Motto is “We’ll fight anyone, anywhere, anytime….as long as it’s for a good cause.” For more information about the FDNY Bravest Boxing Team, follow @FDNYBoxing on Facebook and Instagram, or visit www.FDNYBoxing.com 

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