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Laura Swanstrom Reece is a sixteen-year resident of the Washington Metropolitan area, she is a philanthropist and fundraiser at heart. With experience in corporate and grass-roots fundraising, event production on an Olympic scale, and volunteer management, this entrepreneur and member of The Washington Ballet Women's Committee is passionate about supporting the arts and other non-profit organizations that work tirelessly to make change in our nation's capital and beyond.

Fight Night to Honor America’s Heroes on Veterans Day

Fight for Children’s Fight Night, one of Washington’s most anticipated annual charity events, will honor the men and women of the US Armed Forces on Veterans Day, November 11 at the Washington Hilton hotel.  The boxing card at Fight Night will feature an “Army vs. Navy” amateur bout, appearances by some of America ’s best known military leaders, and a special live auction prize all to raise money to support scholarships for children of fallen US warriors.

Fight For Children is an independent nonprofit organization that works with parents, city leaders, and other nonprofits to ensure that all DC kids receive a great education and stay healthy so they can learn. Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Chairman of JER Partners, and Chairman of Fight For Children, created Fight Night in 1990.  The event has since become Fight For Children’s signature fundraising event, raising over $32 million since its inception.

Fight Night brings together 1,600 heavyweights of business and government, entertainment and community service, as well as legends from the boxing and sports world, for an evening of fun, auctions, and live professional boxing.

The amateur fight between US Army Boxer Robert “Bobby” Watts and Troy Browning from the All Navy Boxing Team will be a three-round, “Open Class” Welterweight (152 lb limit) match-up.   Both men are stationed in the Virginia Beach area, Watts at Fort Story and Browning aboard the super carrier USS George H.W. Bush.  Fight Night will also feature three professional bouts.

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Joe Robert, Jr.; photo courtesy of Washington Photo

For more information, and to purchase tickets to Fight Night visit www.fightnightdc.org.

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