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International Speedway plays host to inaugural “Fight
Night for the Troops” event to benefit the VFW Foundation
to be hosted by Former Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
Mich. — On Friday, August 19 at the Budweiser
Acceleration Club at Michigan International Speedway,
the VFW Foundation will hold its first-ever “Fight
Night for the Troops” event benefiting its Return
the Favor campaign, which supports the military assistance
programs of the VFW. The event will feature live amateur
boxing sanctioned by USA Boxing, Inc. and organized by
Bob Kerr Boxing Club. It will be hosted by Former Heavyweight
Champion of the World, Larry Holmes.
inaugural event was created as an alternative event to
traditional fundraising efforts and is also being used
as a networking event for the NASCAR community as well
as for local businesses. It is also serving as a platform
to increase recognition of the VFW Foundation’s
year-old awareness and fundraising campaign, Return the
the support of great corporate partners we would not be
able to provide the assistance that we do for today's
military, veterans, and their families. The programs supported
by Return the Favor support the entire military community
and we are excited for this tremendous event to continue
to raise awareness and support,” says Dustin Kuhn,
manager of corporate relations for the VFW Foundation.
the Favor supports programs and services that provide
financial assistance for military families, free phone
calls for service members overseas, special events to
help boost the morale of our troops and their families
and much more. I truly feel we have comprehensive military
support programs. We’re excited about ‘Fight
Night for the Troops’ and look forward to more events
like this to help raise awareness and funding for Return
VFW Foundation plans to take the model from this first
event and replicate it across the country in 2012.
addition to the main event, ‘Fight Night for the
Troops’ will also include a cocktail hour and dinner,
as well as a silent auction. Doors open at 6:00 pm. For
more information on the event and to reserve your table,
please visit http://www.hmsworldwide.com/vfw-foundation-fight-night-for-the-troops-invitation/.
About VFW Foundation
VFW Foundation is the official charity of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), America’s
oldest and largest service group for combat veterans.
Return the Favor is an awareness and fundraising campaign
to honor, celebrate, and support active-duty military
members, veterans, and their families. Our mission is
to support programs and services that provide financial
assistance for military families, free phone calls for
service members overseas, VIP treatment for troops and
their families at entertainment events, and morale boosting
events for military units. These programs and services
are non-political and provided at no cost to the recipients.
The VFW Foundation is one of the nation’s highest
rated 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations. For more information,
please visit www.returnthefavor.org.
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