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THE RETIRED BOXERS FOUNDATION AND AutographedToYou.com
AT THE PLAYBOY MANSION IN BEVERLY HILLS JULY 10, 2002
On July 10, 2002 the Retired Boxers Foundation and AutographedToYou.com gave their first major media press conference at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills. More than 200 guests showed up to celebrate and support the RBF, founded by Boxing Hall of Famer, Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos and Jacquie Richardson, and ATY, founded by Byron Lancaster and J.B. Seligman. Both organizations work hand in hand to help make a difference and raise funds for a good cause.
Under the motto "Fighters helping Fighters", the Retired Boxers Foundation's mission is to assist retired professional boxers in the transition from their glorious days in the ring to a dignified retirement.
With the help of AutographedToYou.com, a major corporate sponsor, and other supporters such as Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and GoldenPalace.com this fundraising campaign shall help make the following services available to retired boxers:
Financial services: Offering support + assistance with finance management, retirement plans and taxes.
Rehabilitation services: Providing specialized medical services and facilities including physical therapy, counseling, substance abuse treatments and support groups.
Housing services: Offering support in securing the basic human needs such as food, shelter and safety.
Senior Citizen services: Providing assistance with daily tasks, but more importantly, encourage senior retired boxers to participate in youth mentoring projects.
Youth services: Providing the disadvantaged youth with academic enrichment programs, youth mentoring, youth boxing programs and summer boxing camps.
Honoring the value of a signature and assuring its authenticity, the Internet-based company, AutographedToYou.com has created an innovative new concept by not only paying celebrities and athletes for their autographs, but matching that paycheck as a charitable contribution to nonprofit organizations like the Retired Boxers Foundation.
- provides fans with unique, authentic, personalized autographs.
- provides celebrities with increased exposure to fans - helps them generate additional income - enhances their public image with the promotion of charity support.
- helps charity organizations to create public awareness and to generate more donations - donates one-third of proceeds from autograph sales to charity organizations.
For every boxer autograph sold through AutographedToYou.com, The Retired Boxers Foundation will receive one-third of the revenues. Therefore autograph collectors and fans are encouraged to purchase autographs of boxers at AutographedToYou.com in order to help support this fundraising campaign.
In these difficult times, in which corruption and power struggles seem to have become the most important issues, this memorable event has proven, that unity and true values can still rock the world!
INFO and CONTACTS:
If you are a Celebrity in sports, music or film and interested in supporting the RBF or your own charity or both, you can join the program by contacting Pat Daninos at firstname.lastname@example.org
09-26-2009CONGRATULATIONS Jacquie Richardson and Alex Ramos on your election into
the California Boxing Hall of Fame! An honor well-deserved!
The induction ceremonies will take place Saturday, Sep 26, in the Crystal Ballroom at
Stevens Restaurant (323-723-9856), 5332 E Stevens Pl, City of Commerce.
Registration and social hour will get underway at 11:00 am, with a luncheon to follow.
Family and friends interested in attending, luncheon tickets are priced at $40.00 and can
be ordered by calling (818) 761-4887. Tables of ten can be reserved in advance.
09-26/27-2008 2nd Annual Boxing & Jazz Awards: A First Class Knockout
08-16-2008 Alex Ramos honored & inducted into The African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame
08-08/09-2008 Celebrating 65 years: Ken Norton "Knockout" Birthday Bash
01-28-2008 The RBF's "Undisputed Champions for Dignity Award!" goes to Crown Boxing and
Boyd Gaming (owners Orleans Hotel) for their well planned, well managed and superbly
promoted boxing shows at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.
01-17-2008 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR ALEX :-)
09-28-2007 Alex Ramos honored with The 2007 Inaugural Boxing & Jazz Appreciation Awards
09-22-2007 The California Boxing Hall of Fame annual induction banquet in Studio City.
Dear Friends of the Retired Boxers Foundation, 01/01/07
This past year has really been a journey for me and one that has lead me to greater insight and greater appreciation of all of my friends. I wish you, from the bottom of my heart, the best New Year possible!
I am looking forward to it and to continuing all of the awesome relationships that I have built over the years -- especially you!
01-07-2007The Thirty Greatest NYC Golden Gloves Champions - Top Ranking for Alex Ramos!
Four-time Golden Gloves Champ 1977-1980, National AAU Middleweight Champion 1979
12-24-2006 An Open Letter from Alex Ramos on Keith Mullings
12-22-2006 26-year-old Peter Lerner 'Walks the Talk' for Retired Professional Boxers!
09-06-2006 Boxing Profile: Alex Ramos - One Of The Good Guys, by Ted Sares
08-28-2006 3rd Annual "Irish" Micky Ward Celebrity Golf Tournament, Indian Ridge Club, Andover MA
07-21-2006 Simi Valley family helps boxer win his toughest fight
07-02-2006 Beth Adams, M.Ed. LRC joins the RBF Medical Advisory Board