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The mission of the United War Veterans Council is to honor and serve America’s veterans.
We are dedicated to ensuring that the public always embraces its commitment to provide all veterans and their families with the care, recognition and opportunities they have rightfully earned.
We work to achieve this goal by: Supporting and promoting a wide range of initiatives that provide vital services to our veterans community (including health & wellness and legacy & education programs).
Raising positive awareness and increase understanding of the needs of our veterans, military service members and their families through major public events and promotional activities, including the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest event of its kind in the nation.
Uniting veterans groups, community organizations, city, state and federal agencies, local businesses, major corporations and the general public behind efforts to serve veterans of all eras.
On the 74th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Iwo Jima, The United War Veterans Council (UWVC) announced that it has chosen WABC-TV, the #1 station in New York and the nation’s most watched television station, for carriage of the 2019 and 2020 New York City Veteran Day parades.
Also part of our Humanitarians of the World Inc ,Needy and Homeless East Coast Tour -2018, we also presented Tote bags with basic necessities, to over 10 veterans based in Orlando Florida. Most of them who we presented to were at Orlando Florida VA Hospital , a state of the art facilities.
We met many veterans who were in wars in Vietnam, Gulf, Afghanistan, Iraq and many more.
I salute and honor each of the Veterans we met and gave a Tote bag ,on our Humanitarians of the World Inc ,Needy and Homeless East Coast Tour -2018.
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The 29th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony was held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), December 13 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Randy Gordon served as the event’s Master of Ceremonies.
Ring 8 has announced its 2015 award winners (see complete list below), including undefeated No. 1 world welterweight contender Sadam “World Kid” Ali (Fighter of the Year), former New York State Athletic Commission chairperson Melvina Lathan (Woman of the Decade), Heather Hardy (Female Fighter of the Year), “Ireland’s” John Duddy (Uncrowned Champion), Andre Rozier (Trainer of the Year) and Joe DeGuardia (Promoter of the Year).
“Our members look forward to this event every year,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “We have another great group of outstanding award winners. Committed celebrity guests include former world champions Mark Breland, Luis Collazo, Iran Barkley and Vito Antuofermo, as well Sean Monahan, Bobby Cassidy, Harold Lederman and Frankie Galarza. We truly appreciate them lending their support as 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.”
Lathan is one of the most respected officials in the boxing industry. She judged 83 world title fights before becoming NYSAC chairperson in 2008 through this past year. Admired for her innovative thinking and support of boxers’ safety, she became the first female African-American commissioner head in boxing.
Ali (22-0, 13 KOs), fighting out of Brooklyn, is knocking on the door of a world title shot. The talented welterweight is ranked among the top 11 in all four major sanctioning bodies: WBO #1, IBF #3, WBA #8 and WBC #11.
Brooklyn’s 33-year-old Hardy (3 KOs) is the reigning WBC International super bantamweight champion. Another fighter on the verge of a world title shot, she sports a 3-0 record so far this year.
Duddy (29-2, 18 KOs), who lives in Queens, was one of the most colorful and popular fighter in recent New York City boxing history. The powerful middleweight rose to No. 2 in the world and sold-out The Theater at Madison Square Garden on two occasions.
Rozier, who is also the exclusive designer of Havoc brand boxing material, is recognized as one of the best trainers in the business. Some of his present fighters include Ali, world middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs, and Gary Stark Jr., plus 2012 U.S. Olympian and rising light heavyweight star Marcus Browne.
DeGuardia, founder and CEO of Star Boxing, has promoted countless world champions, including Antonio Tarver, and world championship events. His top fighters today include Chris Algieri and Demetrius Andrade.
2015 RING 8 Award Winners
RING 8’s WOMAN OF THE DECADE: Hon. Melvina Lathan
Ring 8’s Fighter of The Year Award : Timothy Bradley
RING 8’s NYS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR AWARD: Sadam Ali
RING 8’s NYS FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: Heather Hardy
RING 8’s UNCROWNED CHAMPION AWARD: John Duddy
RING 8’s CO-CUTMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD: George Mitchell & Mike Rella
RING 8’s BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Billy Strigaro
RING 8’s TRAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD: Andre Rozier
RING 8’s COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Kevin Collins & Gerard Wilson
RING 8’s PROMOTER OF THE YEAR: Joe DeGuardia
RING 8’s SPONSOR OF THE YEAR: George O Neill
RING 8’s OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR: Carlos Ortiz Jr.
RING 8’s AMATUER OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR: Christina Vila
RING 8’s LONG AND MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD: Jack Hirsch
RING 8’s PROFILES OF COURAGE AWARD: Paddy Dolan
RING 8’s PROSPECTS OF THE YEAR: Wesley Ferrer & Danny Gonzales
RING 8’s RING ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR: David Diamante
RING 8’s PATRIOTISM AWARD: Cpl. Ron McNair Jr.
Keith M.Sullivan, Esq, Received a Special Presentation for his Pro-Bono Work for RING 8 & NYSBHOF .
BY: Adal Hussain, Chief Editor, Bryant Park Grill NYC 11/23/23
Tomorrow is our 22nd annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast & Parade celebration! It’s a day when we express gratitude to first responders and their families, acknowledging their sacrifices and year-round service to their communities.
This year promises even more excitement as we introduce our Family Fun Festival, adding an extra thrill to this cherished tradition. Before the parade officially begins, kids of all ages and their parents will delight in entertainment, games, toy giveaways, and much more!
Thanks to our incredible partners at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jazwares, and Fox News Media each child in attendance will receive a brand-new toy to take home!
Continuing a 22-year tradition, the First Responders Children’s Foundation Thanksgiving Day Breakfast welcomes families who have endured the loss of a loved one in the line of duty to enjoy an up-close view of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
It is also a day when we express gratitude to first responders and their families, acknowledging their sacrifices and year-round service to their communities.
This year promises even more excitement as we introduce our 40th Street Family Fun Festival, opening at 7:00 am, adding an extra thrill to this cherished tradition. Before the parade officially begins, kids of all ages and their parents will delight in entertainment, games, toy giveaways, and much more!
Thanks to our incredible partners at Build-A-Bear, Jazwares, and FOX each child in attendance will receive a brand-new toy to take home, embodying the spirit of giving that defines this holiday.
The event is offered completely free of charge to first responder families and their children, thanks to generous donors and sponsorships.
Attendees included: New York Fire Department Chief Fire Marshall Daniel Flynn, Port Authority Police Superintendent Edward Cetnar, Joe Hinrichs , President and CEO CSX, Matthew McCauley, partner Turken,Heath and McCauley LLP, Mateo Lizcano, star of the hit Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen”, First Responders Children’s Foundation President and CEO Jillian Crane and founder and Chairman Al Kahn.
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