Tuesday, February 1, 2011

13th Annual Fight Night at Marconi Museum

Al Unser, Sr. Named First Celebrity Guest at 13th Annual FIGHT NIGHT Fundraiser at Marconi Automotive Museum
Friday, March 4, 2011

(ORANGE COUNTY, CA – January 2011) – For the 13th consecutive year, the Marconi Automotive Museum will serve as the venue for an action-packed evening of world-class boxing and men’s and women’s world-title kickboxing as it hosts Fight Night XIII on Friday, March 4, 2011 (Marconi Automotive Museum is at 1302 Industrial Drive in Tustin).  This year’s fundraising event, which his sanctioned by the California Athletic Commission, will feature celebrity guests, including four-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser, Sr. and actor Tommy “Tiny” Lister (The Dark Knight, Jackie Brown, The Fifth Element). During the evening of professional boxing, guests will be able to enjoy Mardi Gras-themed festivities, including a sit-down dinner and French Quarter sipping bar. All proceeds will benefit the Marconi Foundation for Kids and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

In addition to a live auction, the event will feature a never-before-used silent auction system with a wirelessly automated bidding process. Doors open 5:30 p.m. with dinner and boxing at 7 p.m. General seating is $600 per guest, with additional sponsorship packages listed below. A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible and tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the Marconi Foundation for Kids at 714.258.3001 or visiting http://www.MarconiMuseum.org
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“Fight Night has come to be known as more than a premiere sporting event, it is a fundraising initiative that has benefited so many valuable causes for more than a decade with the help of many sports figures and celebrities, including William Shatner, Sugar Ray Leonard and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and this year, automobile racing legend Al Unser, Sr.,” commented Priscilla “Bo” Marconi, who, with her husband, entrepreneur Dick Marconi, has been producing Fight Night for 13 years, and raises $1 million annually for at-risk children through the Marconi Foundation for Kids.  “This year, Dick and I, along with the other members of our Board of Directors, anticipate a tremendous event – our most successful to date.”

Limited media will be allowed into the event and all photographers or camera crews interested in attending must contact Mona Shah at Moxxe PR at mona@moxxepr.com <mailto:mona@moxxepr.com>  no later than Thursday, February 24, 2011 to obtain credentials.

The Marconi Foundation for Kids Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated members of the community, including Founder Dick Marconi, Priscilla “Bo” Marconi, Mark Bogh, Lulu Halfacre, Navin Narang, Torin Pavia, George Peterson, Ivo Tjan and Stuart Wallach.

Event Sponsorship
Platinum Sponsorship is $25,000, which includes prime platform seating for 12 guests, ringside banner, photo opportunity with celebrity guests and athletes, bottle of champagne and championship belt presentation. Gold Sponsorship is $15,000, which includes prime platform seating for 10 guests, ringside banner, photo opportunity with celebrity guests and athletes, and bottle of champagne. Silver Sponsor is $6,000, which includes prime platform seating for 12 guests, ringside banner.

About the Starkey Hearing Foundation
In 1984, the Starkey Hearing Foundation started with a simple premise: "Alone we can't do much. But, together we can change the world." With “So the World May Hear” as his goal, Starkey Hearing Foundation founder William F. Austin built an organization upon this vision Today the Foundation is sustained by the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors around the world. The Foundation delivers more than 50,000 hearing aids annually through more than 100 hearing missions a year in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam. In addition to giving the gift of hearing, it promotes hearing health awareness while supporting research and education. For more information, visit http://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/.

About The Marconi Foundation For Kids
The Marconi Foundation for Kids was started by Marconi Automotive Museum Founder Dick Marconi in 1994.  Marconi's philosophy, passed down from his father is simple yet defining: Learn, Earn and Return.  LEARN through a higher education, EARN through hard work and perseverance, RETURN to others in need. The Marconi Foundation for Kids is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization committed to giving a large percentage of the net proceeds, generated from special events and individual/group tours to local children's charities. Through the many corporate and individual client partnerships, the Marconi Foundation for Kids will continue to strive toward the goal of raising $1,000,000 a year for at-risk youth.  For more information on the Marconi Foundation for Kids, call 714.258.3001 or visit http://www.MarconiMuseum.org

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