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Battle of the Badges 4
FDNY vs. N.E. Law Enforcement
Saturday at Foxwoods Resorts Casino

MASHANTUCKET, CT (May 15, 2012) - "Battle of the Badges 4" spokesman Dennis Marrese announced today that Saturday night's amateur boxing show, featuring the nationally-acclaimed New York City Fire Department Boxing Team ("FDNY") against a New England Law Enforcement ("Team N.E.") squad, will air on live from Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

"Battle of the Badges 4" ("BOB4") is presented by National Public Safety Athletic League ("NPSAL") in association with the FDNY Boxing Bravest, Mass Corrections Officers Federated Union Boxing Team (MCOFU) and Foxwoods Resort Casino. Defending champion Team N.E. trails FDNY in the series, 2-1.

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Hermis Yannis Hawks Media), a popular radio show host in Worcester (MA), will handle the blow-by-blow action from ringside. Providing color commentary is "Iceman" John Scully, the former IBF and IBO world light heavyweight title challenger, who as is chief second for WBC World Light Heavyweight Champion "Bad" Chad Dawson.

"We wanted to give people who are unable to attend the event for whatever reason an opportunity to watch the action and root for their family members, friends, favorite team and causes," Marrese said. "All profits will go towards the worthy charities this unique and entertaining event is supporting."

A Who's Who list of entertainment and sports celebrities are scheduled to be on hand supporting the fundraiser, including former world champion boxers John "The Quietman" Ruiz, Tony "The Pride of Fleet" Street" DeMarco, Vito Antuofermo Jose Antonio "El Gallo" Rivera, and Peter Manfredo, Jr.

Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi, who owns three Super Bowl rings, will be in the house with his family. He has three brothers that are members of the FDNY who responded to the 9/11/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Joe is a cancer survivor who established the Joe Andruzzi Foundation.

Also making BOB4 appearances are comedian Lenny Clarke, singer James Massone, who competed in the television show, "The Voice," as well as WCVB (#5) newscaster in Boston, Michelle McPhee. The world renowned FDNY bagpipers will also be involved in festivities.

Proceeds from Saturday's charitable event will benefit Work Vessels For Veterans, NPSAL and FDNY Boxing Bravest Team. More than a dozen matches are scheduled pitting FDNY against Team New England, which is primarily comprised of MCOFU boxers.

Tickets, priced at $30.00 (general admission), $50.00 (reserved seating) and $100.00 (VIP/Ringside), are available to purchase at the Foxwoods Box Office, on line at, by calling 1-855-660-6606 04 1-800.200.2882, or at any Ticketmaster outlet.

Doors open at 6:30 PM/ET with the first match scheduled to start at 7:30 PM/ET.
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NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ATHLETIC LEAGUE: "NPSAL" is committed to fundraising and promoting efficient techniques to promote recreation and sport/physical activities for youths and adults for the purpose of maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle.

FDNY BRAVEST BOXING TEAM:The organization donates all funds after expenses and has already donated more than $100,000 to various charities includes The Wounded Warrior Project and Building Homes For Heroes.

WORK VESSELS FOR VETERANS:  "WVFV" assists veterans returning to the United States as they being their civilian careers or continue their educational pursuits by donating to them the necessary start-up tools (laptops, vehicles, machinery, tools, commercial vessels, etc.).  The organization was started in 2008 with the donation of a commercial fishing boat to a returning veteran and to date has helped more than 500 veterans in their transitions.


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