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Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Charity Boxing Night – Wed, May 25

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RILEY & CO. PRESENTS
THE 7TH ANNUAL “BIG FIGHTERS, BIG CAUSE”
CHARITY BOXING NIGHT BENEFITING
THE SUGAR RAY LEONARD FOUNDATION ON MAY 25

HOSTED BY BILL BELLAMY, EVENING TO FEATURE WORLD-CLASS BOXING
PRESENTED BY GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS

EVENT TO POSTHUMOUSLY HONOR MICHAEL KING OF KING SPORTS

 

WHAT: On Wednesday, May 25, B. Riley & Co. will present the 7th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Proceeds from the exclusive event will support the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and their mission to fund life-changing research, care & awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.

 

Hosted by actor and comedian Bill Bellamy, the evening will feature live professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions, food by Wolfgang Puck, and a live & silent auction display, which will include iconic memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences to benefit this important cause.

Additionally, the evening will posthumously honor Michael King, Founder and CEO of King Sports Worldwide, for his work with the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and B. Riley & Co. Before starting King Sports Worldwide, Michael King was, along with his late brother Roger, the inspiration and creative force behind King World Productions, Inc., the most successful television syndication company in history, including properties Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and The Oprah Winfrey Show. King World’s all-star lineup attracted more than 100 million viewers daily. A lifelong sports fan, King was part of an investment group that owned the New York Yankees, the New Jersey Nets, and the New Jersey Devils and sat on that team’s Board of Directors. In his honor, King’s daughter, Ali King will perform the National Anthem during the event.

The 7th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night is presented by B. Riley & Co., a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. A media alert with further information on the fight card and attendees will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.sugarrayleonardfdn.org/ticket-sales

 

WHEN: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
7:00 PM
Welcome & National Anthem / Awards Ceremony

7:10 PM – 10:00PM       F
ights & Live Auction

 

WHERE: The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland
1755 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028

 

MORE: About Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation
The Foundation was established in 2009 by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife, Bernadette. The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation is committed to funding life-changing research and creating awareness for childhood type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children lead healthier lives through diet and exercise.

 

Throughout Leonard’s boxing career, he watched his dad and friends struggle with the many complications of diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life. Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise, fueled largely by the obesity epidemic. Leonard draws from his personal experience and boxing career to provide inspiration for funding research to combat the disease.

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For more information, visit http://www.sugarrayleonardfdn.org, like and follow on twitter at @SUGARRAYLEONARD and Facebook at facebook.com/SugarRayLeonard6.

 

About B. Riley & Co., LLC

  • Riley & Co., LLC is a leading investment bank which provides corporate fi­nance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisitions advisory services. The fi­rm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research. B. Riley & Co., LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC.

 

  1. Riley & Co., LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY) which provides collaborative fi­nancial services and solutions through several subsidiaries which also include: Great American Group, LLC, a leading provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, an SEC registered Investment Advisor, which includes B. Riley Asset Management, a provider of investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, and B. Riley Wealth Management (formerly MK Capital Advisors), a multi-family office practice and wealth management ­firm focused on the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, a provider of senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and private U.S. companies. B. Riley Financial, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in major fi­nancial markets throughout the United States and Europe. For more information on B. Riley Financial, Inc., please visit www.brileyfi­n.com.

 

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