OUR LAST EVENT THE WAR AT THE SHORE:
(and to see a slide show of the outdoor event)
~Video Links now available of some bouts~
(This Ceremony took place at FDNY Headquarters on March 8, 2017)
Andy Pujol, President of Building Homes For Heroes thanked FDNY for their support;
"New York City Fire Department and FDNY Boxing has been a huge supporter of ours and we appreciate all that they do for us. Thank you for presenting our organization with a $10,000 check to help us continue
to build homes for veterans in need".
See all the fanfare of the Check Presentation on Fight Night below and on Our "Inside The Ring" Page, as well as all the
FDNY / Massachusetts State Police Bouts.
A Great Night, An even Greater Crowd-WOW What a Night!
Kudos to Bobby McGuire and the FDNY Boxing Team for a Great Night
of Boxing Prowess. We can't wait for July when they put on another Great Show with the Thrilla in Camilla (see the upcoming events page).
But for now Click Here to go to Our"Inside The Ring" Page.
Enjoy all the Videos and Pictures.
FDNY BOXING DONATES $10,000.00 TO BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES (3/8/17)
Chief of Dept. Jim Leonard and FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro present to US Veteran Chris Claude a check for $15,000.00 made out to Building Homes For Heroes from the FDNY Boxing Team. CEO of Build Homes for Heroes; Andy Pujol flanks Chris. FDNY Boxing Team President Bobby McGuire looks on. The money will be used to build a Mortgage Free Home for Chris who lives in Pa. Chris was injured in Iraq in February of 2006. Chris lost his right leg as a result of an IED. He also sustained numerous other injuries. He's all smiles as well as everyone else at the ceremony at FDNY Headquarters on Wednesday March 23, 2016.
OUR HONORED GUESTS; (Left to Right) USMC GUNNERY SGT CHRIS CLAUDE, USMC CORPORAL KEVIN VAUGHAN, USMC SGT. GREG CARON AND USMC CAPTAIN JAMES BYLER ENJOY THE ACCOLADES FROM THE 3,000 + CROWD AND THE MEMBERS OF THE FDNY BOXING COACHING STAFF; (l to r) BOBBY McGUIRE, JERRY RYAN, MIKE RENO AND JOSE De La ROSA, FLANKED BY THE FDNY PIPE BAND. THE VETS REPRESENTED "BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES" AND LATER WOULD ACCEPT A CHECK FOR $10,000.00 FROM FDNY'S BRAVEST BOXING TEAM. THEY ARE ALL SMILES IN THEIR NEW FDNY QUILT JACKETS ADORNED BY AN OFFICIAL FDNY BOXING TEAM PATCH. ALL OF THEM TOLD ME OF HOW GREAT A NIGHT IT WAS FOR THEM AND THEY HAD NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR ALL OF THE BOXERS AND STAFF. DOUBLE AMPUTEE JAMES BYLER GOT THE CROWD GOING WITH CHANTS OF USA!, USA! AS HE PUMPED
HIS FIST IN RHYTHM WITH THE CROWD.
(CHECK BACK SOON FOR ALL OF THE PICTURES AND STORIES
FROM THIS INCREDIBLE NIGHT
ON OUR "INSIDE THE RING" PAGE)
OUR LAST EVENT:
FDNY BOXING CLUB 36th ANNIVERSARY-
FRIDAY MARCH 30th, 2018
A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL!
THE WAR ON THE WEST SIDE BOXING MATCH; THE GARDA SIOCHANA NATIONAL POLICE FORCE vs THE FDNY BOXING CLUB WAS JUST THAT, "A WAR" WITH GOOD INTENTIONS- A BENEFIT FOR OUR DISABLED WAR VETERANS AND BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES. A VERY ENTERTAINING NIGHT OF BOXING PROWESS DISPLAYED BY OUR NYC FIREFIGHTERS AND THE FINE GENTLEMEN BOXERS FROM IRELAND.
BELOW SEE, US ARMY CORPORAL JESSE MURPHREE RECEIVING THE KEY TO HIS NEW HOME (NOTE THE FDNY BOXING LOGO ON THE KEY)
CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR "INSIDE THE RING" PAGE TO SEE
ALL OF THE PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF OUR LAST EVENT (7/17/17);
"THE THRILLA IN CAMILLA"
FDNY BOXING TEAM COACHES HEADED BY PRESIDENT BOBBY McGUIRE PRESENT A CHECK FOR 30 GRAND TO BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES' REPRESENTATIVES; SGT. JOHN DiRAIMO, LT. JAMES BYLER AND RET. CAPT JIMMY HAYHURST. GOD BLESS THESE VETS WHO CONTINUE TO WORK TIRELESSLY FOR THIS ORGANIZATION THAT DONATES HOMES TO OUR DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS.
"THE THRILLA' IN CAMILLA III "
was just that, "A Thrilla!"
The FDNY retained the belt with a 4-2 Match Victory
Many Thanks to all of our Sponsors which you can see by clicking on the link below. They themselves raised $10,000.00 and donated it all to Building Homes For Heroes, another $5,400.00 was added to the pot when our 50/50 winner gave her winnings back and wanted it to go to the Vets. And to top things off the FDNY Boxing Team from its' previous event presented a check to BH4H for $30,000.00! US Army Sgt. John DiRaimo and USMC 1st Lt., James Byler were on hand to receive all of the funds to pass along to BH4H, as well as FDNY Ret. Capt Jimmy Hayhurst who headed his staff collecting the 50/50 for the night. Jimmy is a devout volunteer for this organization who donates free homes for our disabled war vets.
Check back soon to see the results of all of the bouts as well as more pictures and bylines. A very special thank you goes out to the People of Rockaway for making it the night it was and for their generous donations to the 50/50, all who came enjoyed themselves to the hill.
Another big thank you goes out to Mike Sullivan's Crew of Volunteers who were deep in the trenches selling t-shirts, beverages, taking tickets at the door and making this event run smoothly and without any incidents.
Please check back soon for more from this incredible night of boxing under the stars at the Thrilla in Camilla III...
A ROYAL HONOR!
Left to Right: Jerry Ryan, Kevin Barry, Jack Kirrane,
Princess Fergie, Bob McGuire and Mike Reno
See above in 2014, the Boxing Team presenting to Building Homes For Heroes, a check for $7,000.00.
The charity that they named for this year's Match is also Building Homes For Heroes. USMC Sgt. Claude is on the list to benefit from this organization, AND BENEFIT HE DID! The 50/50 was a whopping $2700.00. "Lyndsey" won and gave it all back. So the 50/50 pulled in $5400.00. THANK YOU LYNDSEY!
The Official Check Presentation is below.
Please come to another night of boxing for charity on
3/26/16 at Webster Hall. Help us help our Vets!
MANY THANKS TO ALL!
Sean Hannity joins Bobby McGuire,
Geraldo Rivera at Center Ring. A tribute was paid to "Kato"
by Sean Hannity and Andy Pujol at Intermission.
MARCH 10TH, 2017:
If you would like to schedule a Charity Match, we would love to help you raise money for your event.
Please E-Mail me,
FDNY BOXING DONATES $15,000.00 TO BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES
THE WAR ON THE WEST SIDE CAME DOWN TO THE FINAL BOUT WITH THE VELASQUEZ/GILLIGAN FIGHT-CHECK OUT THE RESULTS ON OUR "INSIDE THE RING PAGE"
FDNY Coach Jerry Ryan, Star Industries CEO Martin Silver, USMC Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Claude, FDNY Boxing Pres Bobby McGuire, and the former undisputed middleweight Champion Vito Antuefermo.
THE FDNY BOXING CLUB HAS RAISED AND WILL RAISE MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE-THEY CONTINUE TO DELIVER!
A LETTER FROM BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES:
Please know that I would like to personally thank you for your generous support of our organization, and for your admirable commitment to our nation’s veterans.
You have helped us achieve a tenth consecutive record-setting year in 2016. And thanks to the growing support from others, like you, we are finishing the year stronger than ever. This November and December, we gifted more than 10 mortgage-free homes for injured veterans and their families, in time for the holidays, and will break ground on three additional homes. These homes will help us reach a record-setting total of 31-mortgage-free homes gifted, plus ten additional home modifications, in a single year.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for believing in us and we hope that you will continue to support this life-changing and noble mission. Together, we are building homes and rebuilding lives, and providing many of our veterans in need with a shining light
towards a hopeful future.
We hope we can count on your continued support, and we will do all we can to can live up to your expectations. Please share our collective accomplishments with family and friends, start a donor page by clicking on the “Join Us” billboard at buildinghomesforheroes.org, and follow us on Facebook to learn more about the many amazing veterans we are helping
along their road to recovery.
A very happy holidays to you and your loved ones and a Happy New Year,
Proud President, Founder and Volunteer
CLICK BELOW FOR THE NEW FUND RAISING PROGRAM FROM BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES:
click>IT'S CALLED "4 HEROES, 4 HOMES, 4 DOLLARS"<click
They are trying to raise $4 for each of the four home builds they will be doing in 2017, for Marine Corps Sergeant Kirstie Ennis, Army Master Sergeant George Vera, Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson and Army Private First Class Randy Nantz.
Check Presentation to Building Homes for Heroes at the Easter Eve Uprising on 3/26/16.
The Proceeds were from the Battle of The Badges Match in November of 2015:
On Friday November 20th, 2015 at the 33rd Annual Battle of the Badges Boxing Match, we honored USMC Gunnery Sgt. Chris Claude. He has been a member of the USMC since 1998 serving as Field Artillery Radar Leader, A Marine Recruiter and a Field Artillery Operations Chief. He was injured on 2/20/06 in Iraq;
"while on patrol as a military advisor to the Iraqi Police, Chris' team was ambushed by an Iraqi Improvised Explosive Device where he lost his right leg, left thumb, sustained numerous broken bones, burns and shrapnel wounds." He also suffered a traumatic brain injury. God Bless this man and others like him for their heroism.
Presentation of Check to Buliding Homes For Heroes at Intermission of the Easter Eve Uprising Match at Webster Hall. UFA's Ed Brown made a stirring speech to the crowd and Thanked Sgt. Chris Claude for his bravery and devotion to our country. The check was the proceeds from the Battle of The Badges Match in November of 2015.
It was previously presented at FDNY Headquarters (see above)
FDNY BOXING TEAM vs. NEW ENGLAND LAW ENFORCEMENT-
A Great Night for the FDNY Boxing Team