Lineup Announced for 8th Annual Ringside: A Fight for Kids Boxing Event, Friday, March 2
NASHVILLE – The
Nashville-based non-profit organization that provides support to
charitable agencies addressing the critical needs of children, hosts
A Fight for Kids
on Friday, Mar. 2 at Liberty Hall in The Factory at Franklin. This
year’s black-tie boxing event will be emceed by Storme Warren, host
of GAC’s Headline
Row Happy Hour
Highway 16 Radio.
Tom Baldrica, president of Nashville music label Average Joe’s
Entertainment, will serve as ring announcer.
Ringside: A Fight for
an action-packed evening of gourmet dining, live music performances,
celebrity guests and a live auction which lead up to the main event:
four professional boxing bouts sanctioned by the Tennessee Athletic
Commission. Fighters will be announced.
The evening will include
music by top Nashville songwriters, including: Chas Sanford (John
Waite's "Missing You," Chicago's "What Kind of Man
Would I Be" and Stevie Nicks' "Talk To Me");
Blair Daily (Rascal Flatts’ “Stand,” Uncle Kracker’s
“Smile”); Danny Orton (Rascal Flatts’ “Stand,” Emerson
Drive’s “Fall Into Me”); and Marabeth Poole (Julianne Hough’s
Under the Same Moon”).
Additional entertainment includes performances by 80s pop sensation
Tiffany, and country artists Bridgette Tatum and Ira Dean, among
“This year’s amazing
lineup of talent will play a significant role in assisting the
Charley Foundation help make
a positive and lasting impact on the lives of local children, their
families, and their communities,” said
Carolyn Miller, Charley Foundation founder and chairman.
“I am forever grateful for their unfailing support.”
Previously announced NFL
Alumni Tennessee Chapter, which supports youth and community
charities through NFL Alumni Charities (Caring For Kids), will
be a Ringside
beneficiary and distribute money raised to its established network of
youth charities throughout the Nashville area. All
money raised through Ringside:
A Fight for Kids
will provide assistance to disabled and underprivileged children
served by medical, recreational and care groups in the Nashville
NFL alumni expected
guests include Eddie George, Neil O’Donnell, Brad Hopkins, Kevin
Dyson, Kelly Holcomb and Al Smith.
Event sponsor Toraño
Cigars will create a signature cigar lounge and help guests choose
from a menu of award-winning cigars which they will cut and light for
Catering and event
logistics services are being spearheaded by The National Association
of Catering Executives – Nashville Chapter.
sponsorships are available and individual tickets are $250.00 each.
Online donations can be made by visiting www.charleyfoundation.org.
(615) 297-3099 ext. 103 for details.
The Charley Foundation:
Charley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that
provides support to charitable agencies addressing the critical needs
of children. Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events,
the Charley Foundation supports agencies that provide relief for
children who are victims of neglect, abuse or other crises, children
who live with chronic or critical illness, children who endure
poverty or homelessness, and children who require mentoring or other
proactive outreach. An entirely volunteer-driven organization, the
Charley Foundation guarantees that each charitable agency they
support is a non-profit, tax-exempt charity governed by volunteers.
Additionally, all organizations that are funded must submit an annual
independent financial audit, keep overhead and administrative
expenses to a minimum and maintain a policy of non-discrimination.
Toraño Cigars: Back
Toraño Family Cigar Company has been a pioneer in the cigar industry
since 1916. Through four generations, Toraño continues to be a
family business that manufactures and distributes more than ten award
winning cigar brands. Toraño’s legacy remains steadfast - to make
cigars of the highest quality utilizing only the finest tobaccos.