The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was established in 2009 by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife, Bernadette.
The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation is committed to raising funds for research and awareness towards a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and to help children lead healthier lives through diet and exercise.
Throughout Leonard’s boxing career, he watched his dad and friends struggle with the many complications of diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life. Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise, fueled largely by the obesity epidemic. Leonard draws from his personal experience and boxing career to provide inspiration for funding research to combat the disease.
The annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night, co-hosted by B. Riley & Co., is the Foundation’s premier fundraising event that brings together over 1,500 guests, comprised of C- suite executives from nearly 200 public companies across a range of sectors, leading institutional investors, high net worth individuals, financial services professionals, celebrities, sports legends, and other high-profile individuals.
6th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5 PM – 10 PM
Where: The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland
What: In partnership with B. Riley & Co., the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation is excited to host the 6th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night and Auction to raise money for research and awareness for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise. The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation would like to thank B. Riley & Co. for their generous support of our mission to help children in Los Angeles.
This prestigious invitation-only event will be emceed by actor and comedian, Bill Bellamy, and anticipates a targeted audience of 1,500 guests, comprised of C-suite executives from nearly 200 public companies across a range of sectors, leading institutional investors, high net worth individuals, financial services professionals, celebrities, sports legends, and other high profile individuals. Our 2015 featured pre-fight performer of the National Anthem will be 19 year old international recording star and vocal powerhouse, Jessica Sanchez. Jessica captured hearts around the world as a finalist on Season 11 of American Idol and has guest starred on Glee, sung for Presidents and celebrities around the world, has hundreds of millions of views on Youtube and her new single, “This Love” is currently playing on the radio.
The event will feature delicious food by Wolfgang Puck, open bar and lounges which will create a rich environment for both charitable and business development opportunities with a prestigious audience. In addition, Michael King and King Sports will present a thrilling mix of professional and amateur heavy-weight bouts with well-known fighters from around the globe.
Support: Help us raise money for Type 1 Diabetes research by becoming a sponsor or auction donor, or by purchasing tickets to attend.
Questions: Please contact Jennifer.SRLFoundation@gmail.com with questions or inquiries.