Roseanne Beovich will step into the boxing ring next fall all in the name of charity.
The Garden City resident, perhaps better known to some as “Ro-Hammad Ali,” has been selected as one of the boxers for the tenth Long Island Fight for Charity event, which will be held Nov. 25 at the Long Island Hilton in Melville.
Beovich, an associate attorney at Genser, Dubow, Genser & Cona, LLP, will join more than 20 Long Island business professionals who will go head-to-head in the ring. One of the anticipated bouts for the evening will feature Beovich.
“This is my first year participating in the Fight for Charity, and I will work hard and dedicate myself to train and give back to this charity. The opportunity to support Long Island communities and meet many new people is a beneficial experience that I will never forget,” Beovich said.
The event is expected to draw more than 1,200 people and raise more than $20,000 to support members of the community via the Long Island Community Chest.
“As a founder and past boxer I know it takes time, effort and dedication to prepare, raise funds and participate in this event. I have the utmost respect for all those volunteering to put the gloves on to fight for the benefit of others and for helping us to reach our goal by supporting the Long Island Community Chest,” said Jeff Cohen, Long Island’s Fight for Charity co-founder.
Tickets are available on-line: ringside seats are $195, premium seats are $125, and both include admission to a pre-event special networking and cocktail reception.
The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a V.I.P. reception.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the boxing will begin at 6:30 p.m.