Kevin Kelly Joins Top LI Business Leaders as a Long Island Fight For Charity Celebrity Boxer

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Kevin Kelly, President of BigBuzz Communications, has been selected as a Celebrity Boxer for the 2012 Long Island Fight For Charity being held on March 5, 2012. The annual event, which is in its ninth year, has become known as one of Long Island’s largest and most anticipated events. Each year, more than 1,000 individuals gather to support our Celebrity Boxers, who have trained, fundraised and put on their gloves to fight for charity.

Kevin Kelly, President of BigBuzz Communications, has been selected as a Celebrity Boxer for the 2012 Long Island Fight For Charity being held on March 5, 2012.

The annual event, which is in its ninth year, has become known as one of Long Island’s largest and most anticipated events. Each year, more than 1,000 individuals gather to support our Celebrity Boxers, who have trained, fundraised and put on their gloves to fight for charity. Kevin is joining a long list of past boxers who have helped to distribute more than $700,000 to charities since the event’s inception.

“At BigBuzz, we strongly believe in paying it forward and have partnered with many local, national and global charities,” said Kelly. “I wanted to take part in making a positive change right here on Long Island and this seems like a really exciting way to do so.”

Boxers do not need to have any professional boxing experience to compete, although Kevin’s great-grandfather, Spider Kelly, was a professional boxer and instructor at Princeton University and was mentioned in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. The Long Island Fight For Charity provides all the training, equipment and USA Boxing forms. Celebrity Boxers are required to raise a minimum of $5,000 through sponsorship packages and journal ads.

“We are really thrilled that Kevin is joining us as a 2012 Celebrity Boxer,” said Jamie Austin, co-founder of the Long Island Fight For Charity. “Our Celebrity Boxers are an integral part of the event and we look forward to working very closely with our 2012 boxers to make this the best year to date.”

The Long Island Fight For Charity is an event formed by Jamie Austin, Jeff Cohen and Matt Silver to benefit the Long Island Community Chest, the National Foundation for Human Potential and the Genesis School. The event also features a restaurant showcase, where attendees have the chance to sample some of Long Island's best restaurants. To become involved as a sponsor, boxer, committee member or participating restaurant, call HJMT at 631-393-0220 or visit http://www.lifightforcharity.org.

BigBuzz Communications is a full-service digital communications agency based in Melville, NY. Their services range from website development and social media to advertising and application development. BigBuzz has worked with notable companies such as Nikon, Disney, Ocean Spray and Jewelry.com.

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