Inaugural “Fundraiser Fight With The Pros” Raises More Than $25,000 For Horizons For Homeless Children
ROXBURY, MA (MAY 16, 2016) – Horizons for Homeless Children, a non-pro t organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children by ensuring they have access to early education and opportunities to play, announced its inaugural FUNdraiser Fight with the Pros event raised more than $25,000 yesterday.
The event, which was hosted by CSN New England and EverybodyFights®, brought together eight teams for a BOXFIIT TRAIN circuit workout. Corporate teams from Northwestern Mutual, Momentum Enterprises, and Withings joined individual-led teams in a fundraising e ort ahead of the event. All proceeds went directly to Horizons, and will be used to support its programs that serve children and families who are experiencing homelessness.
Each team was led by a Boston sports celebrity. Coaches included Celtics players Kelly Olynyk and Evan Turner; Patriots player Devin McCourty; CSN broadcaster and fan favorite Brian Scalabrine; and Revolution players Charlie Davies and Teal Bunbury.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Horizons for Homeless Children and EveryBodyFights – along with these great names in Boston sports – to continue promo ng the message about the importance of educating young, homeless children,” said Bill Bridgen, President of CSN New England. “This event will continue to raise awareness of this important issue and will help to reinforce all that Horizons for Homeless Children does.”
“Nothing is more important to us than the community,” said George Foreman III, founder of EverybodyFights®. “We are here to support the fight and the fighter, but also empower them to fight it forward for others. The fact that one in every 30 kids in the United States is homeless is a shocking and unacceptable number. We’re so happy to be involved with Horizons for Homeless Children in their mission to end this alarming statistic. They’re true fighters, and this event was an incredible way of showcasing their strength.”
“Often times when the issue of homelessness is discussed, the children in the situation are overlooked, so we are working to elevate them in the conversation,” said Kate Barrand, President and CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children. “Partnering with CSN New England and The Club on an event like this is a great opportunity to engage with our supporters and raise awareness around such an important issue. We were so grateful to host such a successful – and FUN! – event.”