Senator John DeFrancisco and Hall Of Fame Boxing Coach Ray Rinaldi To Duke It Out In The Ring for a Good Cause

John A. DeFrancisco

March 07, 2014

At the first-of-its kind fundraising dinner at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Liverpool, on April 26that 6:00pm, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco will continue his fight to help at-risk youth by stepping into the boxing ring with Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Ray Rinaldi. 

The two competitors will be the main attraction for the fundraising event that will bring together important community figures and local politicians, who want to help end the violence plaguing the City of Syracuse.

Corporate dinner tables seating eight are available for $1100 for VIP seating, $800 for ringside tables, and individual dinner tickets can be purchased to the event for $75.  The dinner, being dubbed “Fight for a Future,” will be the first fundraising event of the newly formed Ray Rinaldi Foundation.  The foundation is designed to help raise awareness of problems plaguing Syracuse’s inner city, while working directly with politicians, other foundations, corporations, and the Syracuse Police Benevolent Association to help eradicate them. 

Senator DeFrancisco and Ray Rinaldi held a press conference and contract signing on Saturday March 8th at the West Area Athletic and Education Center, 307 S. Geddes Street.  Both men hope other influential Syracuse politicians will help them put on a great night of fun, either by being corner men or by stepping into the ring with a “rival” of their own.

For additional information, or to reserve your sears for the “Fight for a Future” contact Barb Karas at 315-471-8662.