Fight Night 2012 Raises $2.2 Million To Benefit DC Charity Fight For Children

Fight Night 2012 Raises $2.2 Million To Benefit DC Charity Fight For Children

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2012

Kevin Plank and Under Armour To Chair Event in 2013

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fight Night, the black-tie
gala that benefits Fight For Children (http://www.fightforchildren.org) and is
known as the annual culmination of power in Washington, was held Thursday,
November 1 at the Washington Hilton, setting new records and surpassing last
year's fundraising efforts.

This year's sold-out event exceeded last year's total by raising $2.2 million.
The biggest live auction item, a Washington Nationals baseball package, sold
for $100,000.

Fight Night Honorary Chairman Joseph E. Robert, III—son of Fight for
Children's founder, the late Joseph E. Robert Jr.—joined 2012 Chairman Raul
Fernandez and Co-Chairmen Chuck Kuhn and Fred Schaufeld in the ring to honor
legendary lightweight boxer, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, with the Fight Night
Hall of Fame belt. Joining Mancini on stage were boxing legends Sugar Ray
Leonard, Buster Douglas, Aaron Pryor, Gerry Cooney, Michael Spinks and Larry
Holmes, and announcer Michael Buffer.

"My involvement with Fight Night and Fight For Children is the best way I know
how to honor my friend, Joe Robert," said Mr. Fernandez, "and I know he would
be honored to see his amazing legacy of fundraising carried on."

Fernandez, chairman of ObjectVideo and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports &
Entertainment, will pass the torch of Fight Night Chairman to Kevin Plank, CEO
and founder of Under Armour, for Fight Night 2013, next November 13.

"It was important that Fight for Children lived on and that I wanted to do
something about it," Plank said. "That's the kind of thing that's important
for me to get a company and an organization like Under Armour behind."

Committed to honoring Joe Robert's legacy, Plank is determined to make the
24^th annual Fight Night in 2013 the most incredible experience yet.
"Whenever Joe asked you to do something, there was only one answer that I
could give him," Plank said. "I will."

About Fight For Children

The late Joseph E. Robert, Jr., created Fight For Children in 1990 to marshal
resources to help low-income kids in the nation's capital to secure a brighter
future. Fight For Children programs focus on improving the quality of early
childhood and K-12 education in DC. The signature event of Fight For Children,
Fight Night, has raised more than $32 million to date.

CONTACT:
Barbara Martin
301-229-6770
barbara@brandlinkdc.com

SOURCE Fight For Children

Website: HTTP://www.fightforchildren.org
 
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