Chicago based 8 Count Productions and Round 3 are proud to announce that they have partnered with the 100 Club of Chicago for their “ESPN Friday Night Fights/Crossroads” professional boxing event set for Friday, July 13th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.
With a huge crowd expected, 8 Count Productions and Round 3 will be making a donation from the ticket proceeds to the 100 Club of Chicago, on behalf of families of Cook County’s fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who lose their lives in the line of duty.
Said Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions, “The 100 Club of Chicago does an excellent job in providing for families of those who have lost their lives in the service of others in Cook County and my partner Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 and I are honored to work with them on our upcoming event.”
“As Chicago natives, Frank and I are both very aware of the assistance they provide to families in need.”
Stated Joe Ahern, Executive Director of the 100 Club of Chicago, “We are grateful for this opportunity to partner with Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions and Frank Mugnolo and Round 3 for their “ESPN Friday Night Fights/Crossroads” event to bring awareness of the 100 Club to all of the many boxing fans in the Chicagoland area.
"Our organization, founded in 1966, provides for the surviving spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook County who lose their lives in the line of duty.”
“To date we have served 244 families with more than $8.6 million, of which $4 million was devoted to educational assistance for the dependents. There are 41 children of these fallen first responders who will be eligible for assistance as they reach college age, so it is extremely important for our organization to continue to grow our membership and increase financial support.”
For more information on the 100 Club of Chicago, please visit their website at www.100ClubChicago.org
To purchase tickets through the 100 Club of Chicago, please contact the 8 Count Productions Office at 312-226-5800.
Presented by 8 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing, Round 3 and Blue Wave Boxing, “ESPN Friday Night Fights/Crossroads”, is headlined by a ten round light heavyweight clash between former Chicago’s popular world ranked contender, “The Polish Prince”, Andrzej Fonfara and former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson.
The co-main event will feature a ten round welterweight battle between legendary two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Terrible” Castillo and longtime Chicago fan favorite Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca.
The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Harrison, at the corner of Harrison and Racine on the campus of University of Illinois-Chicago. Doors on the night of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 7:45pm.