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November 12, 2010 - Morgan Adams Foundation: Knocking out Pediatric Cancer

What: Morgan Adams Foundation and Poor Boys Pro Boxing present Friday Night Fights

Where: Infinity Park Event Center; Glendale Co

When: Friday November 12th, 2010

Time: 6 - 11 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Individual Seats $250.00 per person or a table of 8 $3,000

Beneficiary: The Morgan Adams Foundation

Presenting Sponsor(s): Bentley of Denver

Co-Chair(s): Alex Hodgkin, Pat Seese, Eric Holt and Bryan Cannon

Executive Director: Joan Slaughter

Staff: Julie Kreutz King and Robyn Frahm

Catering: Gourmet Fine Catering

Sponsors: Adrenalin, Chubb, HotPress Web, Jerri's Tobacco and Fine Wines, KRG Capital, Bessemer Trust , Fifth Third, Integris Partners, Intrinsic Valuation, JD Ford & Company, Planit Planners Inc., Site7 Solutions and UBS Financial Services

Attendance: 200

Attire: Black tie

Special Thanks: Jim Smith and all the boxers from Poor Boys; John Neel, John Montgomery, Pablo Gomez, Seth Hebenstreit, CJ Martinez, Sammy Martinez, Julio Lanzas, John Vaughan, Terrance Perro, Tay Bledsoe, Jacob Dominguez and Daniel Calzada

Board of Directors: Bradley Haight, Board Chair; Debbie Stoffel, Treasurer; Nikki DiTommaso, Secretary; Bari DeJaynes, Gail Fawcett, David Fetter, Kay Griffin, Keith Redmond; Perpetual Board Seat: the late Brett M. Derosier

Blacktie Photos by: Marcelo Mainzer


 (Center)Joan Slaughter and Steven Adams) with Co-Chairs (L to R) Alex Hodgkin, Pat Seese, Eric Holt and Bryan Cannon
(Center)Joan Slaughter and Steven Adams) with Co-Chairs (L to R) Alex Hodgkin, Pat Seese, Eric Holt and Bryan Cannon

"Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There’s nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring."
- Sugar Ray Leonard

 
The above are wise words from a champion; however the ultimate challenge is a child fighting for their lives against pediatric cancer.
 
Friday Night Fights is the just the latest in the spectacular lineup of events that the Morgan Adams Foundation promotes in its fund raising efforts, such as Artma and Concours d'Elegance. At first glance it might be difficult to see what these three events and finding a cure for childhood cancer have in common, however if one looks deeper it becomes very clear. All require focus and dedication to achieve the status of an art form, those who participate must have a great love for their respective activity. Each demands years of rigorous study, hundreds of hours of practice and the strength to persevere in the face of failure, all for the rare moments of triumph.
 
Morgan Adams Foundation and Poor Boy Pro Boxing proudly present Friday Night Fights from the Infinity Park Event Center, in beautiful downtown Glendale Colorado. The evening's fight card includes exhibition matches with John Neel vs John Montgomery, Pablo Gomez, vs Seth Hebenstreit, CJ Martinez vs Sammy Martinez, Julio Lanzas vs John Vaughan, Terrance Perro vs Tay Bledsoe and Jacob Dominguez vs Daniel Calzada.
 
The main event of the evening: the Morgan Adams Foundation vs pediatric cancer. In this grudge match the opponents couldn’t be any different. Cancer is a flatfooted dirty fighting brawler who isn’t above hitting below the belt. The Morgan Adams Foundation is a class act, fast on its feet, whose repertoire includes combinations of medicine and compassion, a counter punch to anything cancer can throw, a hook that appeals to anyone with a heart and a straight right that will deliver the knockout punch; the Morgan Adams Foundation goes’ the distance.
 
Fight fans may have rooted for fighters in the blue or red corners in the undercard but for the main event the cheers and support went unanimously for Morgan Adams.
 
"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
Muhammad Ali
 

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