NEW YORK (August 23, 2015) – Due to unforeseen circumstances this Sunday afternoon’s annual Ring 8 Family Picnic, sponsored by Lou DiBella, has been postponed to a later date at Brady Park in Massapequa Reserve, Nassau on Long Island, New York.
ABOUT RING 8: Ring 8 became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association — hence, RING 8 — and today the organization’s motto still remains: Boxers Helping Boxers.
RING 8 is fully committed to supporting less fortunate people in the boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.
Go on line to www.Ring8ny.com for more information about RING 8, the largest group of its kind in the United States with more than 350 members. Annual membership dues is only $30.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, with a current boxing license or book are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $7.00 per person.
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Glen Cove Boxing Club Dedication Ceremony Set for July 31, 2016 Club to be Renamed Howard Davis Jr. Glen Cove Boxing Club
July 21, 2016, Glen Cove, NY…Glen Cove takes great pride in honoring individuals whose personal and professional achievements reach beyond the City’s borders and yet, their hometown roots remain eternally connected. Howard Davis Jr. was one such individual and while the City and boxing community mourned his passing late last year, his memory will remain firmly embedded in the Glen Cove community with a special dedication ceremony scheduled for July 31 at 2 p.m. at the Glen Cove Boxing Club.
“Howard Davis Jr. was such a vital part of the Glen Cove community that we wanted to make sure his legacy lives on in the sport that brought him Olympic Gold,” said Mayor Spinello. Based on a suggestion from a local resident, Mayor Spinello will rename the Glen Cove Boxing Club, the Howard Davis Jr. Glen Cove Boxing Club. As part of the dedication ceremony, Howard’s wife Karla Guadamuz-Davis, his children, members of the Glen Cove Boxing Club and the Glen Cove Housing Authority will participate in this dedication ceremony. All area residents are invited to attend the Sunday afternoon event.
Howard Davis Jr. and the Glen Cove Community
In August, 2015 Howard Davis Jr., during a hometown visit with his wife Karla Guadamuz-Davis and daughter Samiha, visited City Hall where Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello presented Davis Jr. with the City’s flag. On that day, Howard shared with residents his fond memories about his family, growing up in Glen Cove on Mason Drive, his cancer diagnosis and personal mission to “clobber cancer” with the establishment of his Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. The Foundation provides education and financial support for individuals suffering from cancer and encourages alternative methods for fighting this deadly disease. Sadly, Howard Davis Jr. passed away four months later on December 30, 2015 from stage 4 cancer.
At a special memorial service hosted by the City and the Glen Cove Housing Authority on January 16, 2016, Mayor Spinello told Howard’s family, friends and fans that he wanted to do something special to keep a local hero and mentor’s memory at the forefront of the community. The idea, one that was suggested by a longtime Glen Cove Boxing Club member Frank Pena, was to rename the facility the Howard Davis Jr. Boxing Club. Mayor Spinello then told guests that he would do that dedication on July 31, 2016 – the 40th Anniversary of Howard winning the Olympic Gold Medal for boxing and receiving the Val Barker Trophy, an award bestowed upon the most outstanding boxer of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal.
Earlier this year, the Glen Cove Housing Authority renamed the apartment building where Howard grew up to be called the Howard Davis Jr. Complex. That recognition follows a past tribute in 2009 which featured the unveiling of an outdoor mural on Mason Drive. Commissioned by the Housing Authority, the mural created by artist Debbie Viola, depicts Howard with his father, Howard Davis Sr. and an angel in memory of his mother. At the same location, a street was also named in his honor.
The Glen Cove Boxing Club
The original Glen Cove Boxing Club was established in 1972 and throughout the years has provided aspiring boxers and athletes – men and women – with a place to hone their jabs, right hooks and footwork. Howard Davis Jr. was a member of the Club and spent many hours working on his boxing skills with his father, Howard Davis Sr. and local trainers. Under the auspices of Glen Cove’s Parks & Recreation Department, the Glen Cove Boxing Club recently underwent an extensive renovation and was proud to support the efforts of top female boxer, Emily Colon, who recently won a silver medal in the NY Daily News’ Golden Gloves competition.
The Club is located at the Carney Street Exit (Off the Glen Cove Arterial Highway/Route 107 – Glen Cove Day Care Entrance) in Glen Cove and it is open weeknights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and weekends by appointment.
The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation
The foundation’s mission is to preserve the legacy of Howard Davis Jr. and for more information visit www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org.
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Ring 8 Pictures and Notes of Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant – Guest Speaker, Dennis Rappaport
Next Meeting Thursday, June 16 at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant – Dennis Rappaport will be our Guest Speaker
Our next meeting will be next Thursday, June 16 at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant located at 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010. Dennis Rappaport will be our guest speaker.
Also we a Amateur Boxing Show (The War At The Shore)Meeting Notes
President Bob Duffy opened the meeting with a Flag salute and John Holden did the 10 count in memory of those who passed on. Paulette then brought out a birthday cake in celebration of this months birthdays (Ron McNair, Stan Stan Janousek and Billy Strigaro).
President Duffy talked on our Annual Picnic which will be held on Sunday, August 28th at Brady Park. The cost is ONLY $10 each and $20 per family. Boxing promoter Lou DiBella donated $1,000.
President Duffy stated that we will be having our next meeting on Thursday, June 16th at the Plattduetsche Restaurant, Franklin Square (1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010).
President Duffy talked on helping out young boxers that are planning on turning pro shortly with there contracts. He plans on having a special meeting and inviting all those who are interested.
Charlie Norkus Jr., talked on the Bill Gallo Scholarship fund. He and John Holden are the committee members and they picked 2 young Amateur Boxers that will receive $1,000 each.
President Duffy talked on our NY Golden Glove Show in which very few members attended BUT Charlie Norkus once again donated a nice sum of money.
President Duffy Stated that we made between $5,000 to $6,000 on the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.
President Duffy introduced the head coach of the Bronxchester Boxing Club, Noel Romero who talked on his club and boxer Francisco Frometa, who won the “OUTSTANDING BOXER of the NIGHT” Award.
President Duffy introduced all the VIP’s in attendance.
Matchmaker/Boxing Historian Don Majeski talked on how the state of New York will not be paying for the medicals for the boxers anymore. He asked us to write the state in support of keeping this going.
Jack Hirsch and Majeski talked on recent NYSBHOF inductee Edwin Viruet who fought such Greats as Roberto Duran twice, Esteban De Jesus, Vilomar Fernandez, Edwin Rosario and Saoul Mamby. They then presented Edwin with the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Championship Belt,.
Edwin was very emotional and thanked everyone. He then took questions about fighting Duran and he talked about those fights as well.
President introduced Mrs. Bill Tate and stated that Bill and Mike Tyson both donated $5,000 to lay Kid Gavilan to rest with a headstone.Meeting Notes