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Animal advocates Beth Stern, actress and wife of radio legend Howard Stern; rapper, actor, reality TV star Ice-T and wife Coco Austin; Talk Stoop Host Cat Greenleaf; Jason B. Hurwitz, producer of The Dog Wedding; and best-selling author Jill Rappaport are among the VIPs that will appear on the Red Carpet on Monday, December 12th at The London NYC Hotel, to help the ground-breaking, New York-based Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) raise urgently needed funds and help, heal and home the skyrocketing number of loving English Bulldogs in desperate need of their forever families.
A live online Auction will be filled with fabulous Holiday gift items such as Hamilton on Broadway Orchestra Tickets, iPhone SE, Baccarat Crystal Dog, Jacob & Co. Diamond Watch, Chanel Lace Sunglasses, Stay at Resorts Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Michael Kors Rosegold Watch, Ralph Lauren Polo Gift Set, NY Rangers Tickets, Marc Tetro Dog Print, and much, much more!
The event includes live jazz music, buffet dinner, cocktails and wine donated by Chatham Imports. Sponsors include Bulldog Gin, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, novelist Patricia Cornwell and Staci Gruber, The RTA Store and The Honest Kitchen.
WHY NOW? LIBR founder Laurette Richin says, “It is the height of the Holiday Abandonment Season — when people leave puppies, injured and senior dogs to attend this year’s parties or go on vacation. Also, when they are forced to surrender them because of expensive health costs and other circumstances that make it impossible for them to keep their dogs — LIBR responds NOW.”
Whether abandoned as impulsively as they are purchased, or surrendered by heartbroken families, these loving dogs face imminent death. LIBR can only save as many as they can afford to help, heal and home.
More About Long Island Bulldog Rescue and What They Do
Member of the New York City Mayor’s Alliance and BCARN: Bulldog Rescue Club of America Network LIBR Founder Laurette Richin, Beth Stern and more than 300 volunteers, friends of LIBR, Veterinarians and wonderful people, who donate whatever they can to help them help their precious Bulldogs.Serves 9 Northeast US states and Southeast Canada. LIBR has helped more than 10,000 families protect and saved more than 3,500 Bulldogs.Rescued 280 dogs in 2015. The holiday abandonment spike is just beginning. Achieved an unparalleled 97% forever family success!Takes back those requiring a different placement, so every dog that enters LIBR’s network is always welcome back.Provides top medical and other care for HALF the cost of leading rescue organizations.Offers lifeline supports to our rescues and their families.Copes with the fact that since 1999, English Bulldogs moved up to #5 and #4 in our cities, from #46 most popular breed, inspiring people to breed and sell them under unimaginably cruel conditions and false premises, through stores and websites trying to meet demand.LIBR has an unmatched record for helping, healing and homing even the most damaged dogs.
World Liberty TV, Humanitarian team was on hand to cover this wonderful cause, see what Beth Stern , wife of radio legend Howard Stern and a big Animal Advocate had to say about her involvement with the Long Island Bulldog Rescues, right here in our World Liberty TV, Humanitarian channel.
A Message from out going President Bob Duffy of Ring 8 Veterans Boxing Association
To My Dear friends & Family
I want to you for coming Ring 8 Annual Holiday & Award Dinner.
It’s a special day which we acknowledge our boxing friends and family for their many accomplishments to a sport that is most dear to us.It’s our, Ring 8 ,way of saying “thank you”.For me personally ,I take pride in keeping the spirit of the Ring 8 alive with these outstanding award winners .Congratulations to all of you.
As you already know I will be stepping down as the president of Ring 8 at the end of this month.Jack Hirsch will be stepping in as the new President and he will carry on with the duties and the responsibilities of running this prestigious organization. With an outstanding Board of Directors,I can only see better things in our future.
As a past president I will be in the company of a great many past presidents ,Bobby Bartels,Hennie Wallitsch, Patsy Giovannelli,Tio Raino and Ruby Goldstein to name a few.
There are a great many things we were able to accomplish to keep the organization driving but the one I hold dear is the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.It was a dream of my good friend Tony Mazzarella and with due diligence from the Board of Directors we were able to make it a reality. Already we will be honoring our 6th class in April 2017,Also I want to thank Ron McNair,Emma Elizondo and the late Joe Dwyer, who opened the door to me at my first holiday party in 1986at the Waterfront Crabhouse.Loving the sport of boxing ,it was there that I became addicted to being in the company of great men and women who served the sport in many capacities and now became my extended family .
Lastly and most important I want to extend a deep appreciation to mary ,my wife for 44 years,who has always there for me during my tenure and worked behind the scenes of Ring 8’s many accomplishments ,I truly would not have accomplished all that Ring 8 did if it wasn’t for my wife. Mary thank you and I love you. Also ,a special call out to my daughters, Merrillen,Margaret and Michelle who too was always there for Ring 8,putting in countless hours of administrative support over the years. Thank you and I love you allfor always being there for me.And finally it’s all about… VETERANS BOXING ASSOCIATION RING 8/NY “BOXERS HELPING BOXERS”
God Bless you all
World Liberty TV , & its Executive Producer Dr. Abbey like to thank Mr Duffy for his kind invites throughout the years to cover the Ring 8 Events, Meetings as well as New York State Boxing Hall of Fame events, we wish Mr Duffy a great retirement, and welcome a great man Jack Hirsch who will be Ring President Effective Jan 1st 2017.
Barry McGuigan and nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, is a retired Irish professional boxer from Clones, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland who became the WBA and lineal featherweight champion. Barry was a fan favorite for Irish and British audiences, as he represented neutrality and peace in a time when Northern Ireland (where he lived) was divided as part of The Troubles. He founded, and is the current President of, the Professional Boxing Association (PBA). McGuigan is the CEO and founder of Cyclone Promotions.
In 1985, McGuigan met former world featherweight champion Juan Laporte and won by a decision after ten rounds. Following one more win (a defence of his European Title against Farid Gallouze), he finally got his world title try when the long reigning WBA featherweight champion, Eusebio Pedroza of Panama, came to London to put his title on the line at Loftus Road football stadium. McGuigan became the champion by dropping Pedroza in round seven and winning a unanimous fifteen-round decision in a fight refereed by hall of fame referee Stanley Christodoulou. McGuigan and his wife were feted in a public reception through the streets of Belfast that attracted several hundred thousand spectators. Later that year, he was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, becoming the first person not born in the United Kingdom to win the award.
McGuigan was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. He also fought in Ring Magazine’s 1986 Fight of the Year, and was a title character in the 8-bit computer game, Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing. In 1985 he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
He was honored in an Irish ballad song released in 1984, “Clones Cyclone”, written by Johnny McCauley and sung by Big Tom.
McGuigan now manages boxers, including Northern Irish super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton.
World Liberty TV’s Executive Producer sat down with Barry McGuigan at The Ring 8 ,Annual Holiday Party ,where Mr McGuigan and his fighter Carl Frampton were honored, see what he had to say in this exclusive interview right here in World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel.
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Ring 8 has announced its 2016 award winners (see complete list below), including Hall-of-Famer Barry McGuigan (International Fighter Achievement), reigning world champions Carl Frampton (International Fighter of the Year) and Danny Jacobs (New York State Fighter of the Year), Joe Smith, Jr. (Knockout of the Year), and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (Service to “Your Country” Award).
“Our members look forward to this event every year,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “We have another great group of award winners. Committed celebrity guests include former world champions Mark Breland, Iran Barkley and Vito Antuofermo, as well as Vinny Maddalone, Sean Monaghan, Bobby Cassidy, Harold Lederman and Frankie Galarza with others expected to attend. We truly appreciate them lending their support. Ring 8 proudly continues its record for lending a helping hand to those in the boxing community who are less fortunate. Each year our Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony celebrates our great sport of boxing, insuring much-needed funding is raised so we may continue our mission for our needy brothers and sisters in boxing. We will never waver from their corners.”
2016 RING 8 Award Winners
International Fighter Achievement: Barry McGuigan
International Fighter of the Year: Carl Frampton
International Promoter of the Year: Cyclone Promotions
NYS Fighter of the Year: Danny Jacobs
NYS Female Fighter of the Year: Sonya Lamonakis
Knockout of the Year: Joe Smith, Jr.
Uncrowned Champion: Larry Stanton
Manager of the Year: Phil Capobianco
Trainer of the Year: Jerry Capobianco
Rising Promoter of the Year: Ronson Frank
Official of the Year: Frank Lombardi
Amateur Official of the Year: Frankie Martinez
Long & Meritorious Service: Dr. Barry Jordan
Contender of the Year: Cletus Seldin
Prospect of the Year: Julian Sosa
Sunnyside Garden: John Clohessy
USA Olympic Boxer of the Year: Shakur Stevenson
Sam Kellerman Media: Bobby Cassidy, Jr.
Tickets included a complete brunch with cocktail hour upon entry, followed by seating at the awards ceremony, dinner and dessert, and top-shelf open bar throughout the afternoon. There will also be a silent auction of boxing memorabilia.
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