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)
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL, NOW GET READY FOR ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT OF
FRIDAY MARCH 30th, 2018
FDNY Bravest Boxing vs The Garda Siochana Boxing Club of the Irish National Police Service
to be held at:
610 W 56th Street
[Terminal 5 is a New York City music venue in Hell's Kitchen, located at 610 West 56th Street, west of 11th Avenue. It has a multi-level event site with five distinct room environments. It has a capacity of 3,000 people.]
MATCH WILL BENEFIT BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES
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"
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)
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:
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.
FDNY BOXING TEAM vs. NEW ENGLAND LAW ENFORCEMENT-
A Great Night for the FDNY Boxing Team
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.
OUR LAST INDOOR EVENT 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
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!