Last weekend the renowned Resorts Hotel Casino in Atlantic City played host to a very successful All Star Boxing Legends Gala, and representing Find A Dream were world champion boxers Ray Mercer and Bobby Czyz.
Find A Dream is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization geared towards to providing a safe and supportive environment for youth and young adults of diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. They strive to build gyms and educational facilities so youth can work toward a goal and have the resources to pursue their dreams.
“We are proud and honored to have two Directors/Board Members attend the gala and receive awards,” said Rod Ricciardi, President and Co-founder of Find A Dream. “Since the gala we have been in talks with four or five other world champions and promoters who are interested in coming on board and joining our efforts.”
Attending the tribute dinner were more than 80 of boxing top icons of the past and present, including world champion fighters, promoters, announcers, referees and more.
“It was truly a sight to see that many of boxing’s legends under one roof,” said Matt Howard, Vice President of Gomes Gaming. “We were extremely happy with the success of the night and that Resorts could be part of it.”
Find A Dream is a nonprofit organization unlike any other. They have partnered with professionals to deliver on their promise of positive change in young lives. Communities become stronger when youth is mentored through people of character with a true interest in pouring constructive, character-building activities and input into their lives.
To continue about Find A Dream, Ricciardi stated, “What we’re trying to do is help kids of any age and bring a positive influence into their lives. We are trying to do it through martial arts, boxing, to give kids discipline and structure.
"We are also opening up a music division, and want to offer the full spectrum of educational programs—computer and music classes, total career counseling and assisting young adults through high school and college.
"Our impact is felt every time an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good.”
Going forward Find A Dream will be looking to continue to stay active amongst the communities, and will hosting a variety of events and fundraisers with their team throughout the summer.
To stay current on everything surrounding Find A Dream visit www.findadream.org
of find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FINDADREAM.ORG.