Caesars Atlantic City and Golden Boy Promotions are teaming up to help the local Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City as the embattled youth shelter begins rebuilding in the wake of damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. As part of their joint efforts, a portion of the revenue that will be generated by this weekend’s fight between Adrien Broner and Antonio DeMarco at Boardwalk Hall will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. In addition, Broner and Seth Mitchell will be on-hand at the North Pennsylvania Boys & Girls later today at 3:30 pm to assist in cleaning up the establishment caused by Sandy.
Both Caesars Entertainment and Golden Boy will also donate $4 for each ticket sold during the fight, which will be held this Saturday, November 17. On top of that, both companies will also shell out $1,000 for every knockout that happens during the entire boxing card, ensuring a rollicking night of boxing action with implications much bigger than wins and losses.
John Smith, the senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, understands better than most people just how much damage Sandy caused in Atlantic City. After all, the hurricane even caused Harrah’s, and all the other casinos in the gambling destination, to shut down for a few days. So this partnership with Golden Boy Promotions is something that Smith and the company are taking very seriously. “Sandy not only breached the walls of the Boys & Girls Club, but the lives of each and every member here in Atlantic City,” he said.
“So it’s with great honor that we announce this donation to an organization that embodies the never-give-up attitude of New Jersey. We will not sit idly by and allow anything to compromise these impressionable youths. We wholeheartedly thank Golden Boy for their generosity and continued community efforts, as they know all too well the positive impact this money will make to the Atlantic City’s Boys & Girls Club.”
We applaud Caesars and Golden Boy for taking the time to provide assistance to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. It goes without saying that this weekend’s boxing card is going to be overshadowed by this charitable endeavor. And that’s not a good thing.
It’s a great thing.