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The 4th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Fight Night Tuesday 5-21 - To Benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

By Lawrence Davis

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Los Angeles – B. Riley & Co. and The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation present The 4th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Fight Night to benefit The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation in its support for Juvenile Diabetes Research and The Wounded Warrior Project. This prestigious invitation-only Red Carpet event will take place at The Santa Monica Pier on May 21, 2013

The 4th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Fight Night Tuesday


Tommy Davidson will be the Master of Ceremony for the evening, which will feature a Professional Boxing fight card commissioned by the California State Athletic Commission. Songstress Franchesca Robi (daughter of The Platters’ Paul Robi) will sing the National Anthem to ring in the fights. The fight card will consist of four professional bouts. 

Sugar Ray Lenard


The event anticipates a targeted audience of over 1000 guests, comprised of C-suite executives from nearly 200 public companies across a range of sectors, leading institutional investors, high net worth individuals, financial services professionals, celebrities, sports legends, and other high-profile individuals. 

Zota Pop, a Top 40s band comprised of world-class musicians, will provide musical entertainment along with DJ BABY CHINO, the 10-year-old DJ phenomenon who has been seen on Nickelodeon's hit show "Figure It Out".

Rusnak, Maserati, BMW and Porsche, part of the Rusnak Auto Group is proud to support the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation. Sugar Ray Leonard will honor Medtronic, Inc. by presenting an Award in the ring for its work in Juvenile Diabetes with the Insulin Pump. The Hauser Insurance Group is also a proud supporter of the cause. The evening will be set against a rich environment for both charitable and business development opportunities. 

The lovely ladies from Charity Angels and Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy will sell raffle tickets throughout the evening, benefitting the cause. Guests will have the opportunity to win spectacular prizes. A true highlight of the evening will be the Charitable Live Auction. Item Sparkling Hill Resort, a European-inspired wellness resort known as the first resort in the world to incorporate Swarovski crystal elements into every aspect of its design, stands out. The winner of this Live Auction Item will receive a gift certificate for a 5 night Couples Escape in a stunning penthouse suite, with access to a wide range of wellness treatments featured at the resort’s world-renowned Kurspa – a 40,000 square foot spa providing over 100 treatments and therapies. 

Last years fun


Guests will enjoy an abundance of delicious food and beverages. Legends Beer will offer its premium craft beer in the Legends 100% recyclable aluminum bottle. Legends believes that consumers can have both great beer, and interesting content with the same package. 

Other fantastic beverages available to guests are Asombroso TequilaMonster Energy DrinkHansenSneaky Pete’s BeverageTito’s Handmade Vodka, and Weaver’s Coffee & Tea. More delectable food sponsors include: Beachy CreamSheila G’s The Original Brownie Brittle CompanyGarden of Eating CateringGood Greek GrubJalisco’s Mobile Taco GrillMonsoon CaféRollin’ Rib BBQSabra Dipping Co.SUSHI POPPER, and Sweet Insanity Bake Shop

The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was launched by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research. The mission of The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation (SRLF) is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. After watching his father struggle with Diabetes and its complications for years, Ray is very passionate about finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. Ray is also very passionate about empowering wounded warriors dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and other lasting effects of combat. Part of the proceeds from this event will be going to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). For more information about the Foundation and their cause, please visit: SugarRayLeonard.com 

B. Riley & Co., a leading full-service investment bank, provides a full array of corporate finance, research, sales, trading and otcqx dad services to corporate, institutional and high net worth clients. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Newport Beach, Boston and Atlanta, the firm is recognized for its distinguished Equity Research. Their investment banking services include merger and acquisitions advisory to public and private companies, initial and secondary public offerings, and institutional private placements. Engaged by both companies and investors, their Corporate Governance Advisory Services Group helps maximize value for shareholders. Founded in 1997, the firm began by successfully targeting small-capitalization California-based companies and has won a reputation for providing proprietary, unbiased and often contrarian equity research coverage of companies that are under-followed or misunderstood by Wall Street. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com 

***Last Year’s Event Recap Video: http://youtu.be/0ibKa82m300 


This year's attendees include: 

Sugar Ray Leonard (Boxing Legend, Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Six-Time World Champion), 

Tommy Davidson (Actor & Comedian, In Living Color, MC of the evening), 

Usher (Recording Artist), 

George Lopez (Actor & Comedian),

The Game (Recording Artist), 

Metta World Peace (Los Angeles Laker), 

Flo Rida (Rapper, Singer/ Songwriter),

Cedric the Entertainer (Actor & Comedian),

Adam Rodriguez (Magic Mike)

Billy Bush (Access Hollywood Host),

Andre Berto (Professional Boxer, Two-time Welterweight Champion),

Johnny Gill (Recording Artist), 

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini (World Boxing Champion), 

Omarosa (The Apprentice), 

Matthew Rhys (The Americans), 

Robert Knepper (CW's Cult), 

Rory Cochrane (Argo), 

Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (World Boxing Champion), 

Tim Daly (Private Practice), 

Benito Martinez (FX's Sons of Anarchy), 

Aaron Abrams (Hannibal),

Dondre Whitfied (ABC's Make It or Break It), 

Rodney Peete (Former NFL Pro), 

Salli Richardson-Whitfied (Syfy's Eureka), 

Clyde Carson (Recording Artist), 

Alonzo Bodden (Californication), 

Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street), 

among others

Published on May 29, 2013

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