Saturday night benefit: See plenty of punches, plus celebs to chat up
Thursday, April 26, 2007
By MICHAELANGELO CONTE
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
Celebrities will join Jersey City's Finest and Bravest when they square off against their New York City counterparts at the annual "Night of Amateur Boxing," charity event Saturday.
The event will benefit the Police Officer's Benevolent Association Memorial Scholarship Fund and is dedicated to the memory of slain Jersey City Police Officer Domenick Infantes Jr.
The boxing matches will begin at 8 p.m. at Hudson Catholic High School, at 790 Bergen Ave., and the $25 admission fee can be paid at the door, organizers said.
Tickets to attend the VIP reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. cost $100 and will also be available at the door. The reception will include a buffet catered by San Vito's restaurant in Bayonne and an opportunity to rub elbows with the celebrities.
Scheduled to attend are former heavyweight boxing champion "Smokin" Joe Frazier, "real life Rocky" Chuck Wepner, former WWE and ECW wrestling divas Tammy "Sonny" Sytch and Dawn Marie, UFC fighter "Cabbage" Cleveero and legendary St. Anthony High basketball coach Bob Hurley, organizers said.
Boxing memorabilia and prizes will be auctioned at intermission. VIP passes can also be purchased by calling the J.C.P.O.B.A. at (201) 963-3484.