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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.

AutographedToYou.com
- 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 patdaninos@aol.com

www.RetiredBoxers.org   www.AutographedToYou.com   www.playboy.com   www.GoldenPalace.com

LATEST NEWS UPDATES at the end of this page!
The Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills
Founder & President of the
Retired Boxers Foundation (RBF)
Alex Ramos "The Bronx Bomber"
(USBA Middleweight Champion)
Jacquie Richardson, Exec. Director of the RBF
and Alex Ramos, President of the RBF
Byron Lancaster, CEO of
AutographedToYou.com
J.B. Seligman, President of
AutographedToYou.com
Michael Bentt, my friend Utta and
Alex Ramos
Alex Ramos and Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner. In the background Bernard Hopkins
Jose Sulaiman, President of the World Boxing Council (WBC)
Actor Danny Trejo, seen
in movies such as
Desperado, Con Air,
The Replacement Killers,
Anaconda and Spy Kids
Michael Bentt, Mia St. John and Home Run King Orestes Destrade, Major League Baseball player (Marlins / Japanese major leagues)
Alex Ramos and me
Jeremy Williams
Among the Boxing Celebrities in the above pictures:
Alex Ramos "The Bronx Bomber" (USBA Middleweight Champion)
Sugar Ray Leonard (5x World Champion)
Michael Bentt (5x U.S. Heavy Weight Champion / Played Sonny Liston in "ALI")
Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (Middleweight Champ)
Tony "TNT" Tucker (World Heavyweight Champion)
Eric "Butterbean" Esch (World Super Heavyweight Champ)
Clarens "Bones" Adams (Super Bantamweight Champ/ Current Contender)
Jeremy Williams (Cruiserweight, former Heavyweight)
Mia "The Knockout" St. John (Featherweight)
Fredia "TheCheetah" Gibbs (3x Kick Boxing World Champion)
Jay Marie Moore (...)
Jimmy Lennon jr. (Ring Announcer)
Richard Schaefer (Manager of Oscar De La Hoya)
Danny Trejo (Actor)
Donny LaLonde (World Light Heavy- weight Champ/ Actor)
Orestes Destrade and
Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins
09-26-2009  CONGRATULATIONS 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!
Alex

01-07-2007  The 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
06-30-2006  2006 AAPRP Medical Boxing Awards
                  The American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians (AAPRP) announces the
                  2006 AAPRP Award Recipients. These awards will be presented on Sep 15, 2006 at the
                  AAPRP's Annual Medical Seminar at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
                  Outstanding Contribution to Boxing - Mr. Alex Ramos
                  (Retired Boxers Foundation Founder & Director)
                  Distinguished Educator of the Year - Dr. Raymond Monsell - RBF Medical Advisory
                  Board  (Ringside Medicine Researcher, United Kingdom)
                  Lifetime Achievement Award - Mr. Jose Sulaiman - HombreTV Advisory Board
                  (President, World Boxing Council)
05-05-2006  Alex Ramos selected by the Boxing Writers Association of America  to receive the
                  Marvin Kohn Good Guy Award
09-14-2005  Retired Boxers Foundation Golf Tournament @ Shaker - See Pictures online
08-21-2005  Alex Ramos is "Golden Gloves" Winner
06-15-2005  "Boxer's Nightmare", Video to highlight the safety issues in boxing
06-07-2005  "Black Cloud" The Will of a Warrior - The Heart of a Champion. Now on DVD.
03-24-2005  Interview with Alex Ramos by "Big Dog" Benny Henderson jr.
01-03-2005  Undisputed Champions for Dignity, by Nigel Clarke
12-25-2004  A Christmas Story
11-11-2004  Alex Ramos visits the kids at The Toussaint School
11-04-2004  Boxing helping its own
06-16-2004  Alex Ramos selected as U.S.A. Torchbearer for ATHENS 2004 Olympic Torch Relay
01-30-2004  Did Boxing get organized or did the Boxers get played?
06-12-2003  WBC Takes Over Monthly Donation from RBF for Juan Antonio Lopez's Chemotherapy
06-04-2003  Interview with Alex Ramos by "Bad" Brad Berkwitt
06-02-2003  Retired Boxers Foundation finds money for MRIs
05-25-2003  Up Close and Personal with Mississippi Retired Boxers Foundation Rep., Brad Cooney
12-10-2002  Alex Ramos receives Award at WBC Convention in Tokyo
Alex Ramos with Sheriff Lee Baca   and   Jacquie Richardson with Redmond O'Neal and Ryan O' Neal
at The California Boxing Hall of Fame annual induction banquet in Studio City, Sep 22, 2007.
Photos Courtesy of Retired Boxers Foundation RBF
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