Shogun Fights is the perfect platform for people to see high level MMA action for a fraction of the price of larger promotions. I promise to continue to bring our fans the high energy, non-stop action they have come to expect from a Shogun Fights event.
BALTIMORE (PRWEB) November 06, 2014
Baltimore-based professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization Shogun Fights will host Shogun Fights XI on Nov. 15 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. Shogun Fights is partnering with title sponsor Atlantic Remodeling and Best Western Baltimore to benefit Epic Church’s third annual Be Warm Baltimore coat drive.
Epic Church volunteers will be collecting new and gently worn coats as patrons enter Shogun Fights XI from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Arena’s main lobby entrance on Hopkins Place. Those who donate a coat will receive a $25 discount coupon for select seats at Shogun Fights XII to be held in spring 2015. All coats collected during the Be Warm Baltimore coat drive will go directly to a homeless person or individual in need. Coats will be collected at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center in Baltimore until Nov. 21 and distributed to those in need on Nov. 22.
“This is a time of year when we all can and should appreciate all that we have…family, food and friends. But it’s also a time to think of others who may not be so fortunate and do what we can to help our fellow man,” said President and CEO of Atlantic Remodeling Bert Lebhar, title sponsor of Shogun Fights and the third annual Be Warm Baltimore coat drive. “We are honored and privileged to be involved with Epic Church and Be Warm Baltimore, and are happy to help our community in any way we can. The work we do pales in comparison to what Epic does for mankind.”
Shogun Fights XI’s fight card includes 12 matches featuring regional MMA favorites, including James “Binky” Jones and Rob Sullivan of Baltimore; Tacuma Robinson of Gaithersburg, Maryland; Micah Terrill of Crofton, Maryland; and Spencer Strube of Frederick, Maryland. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for VIP guests to enjoy an open bar, dinner catered by Valentino’s Restaurant, and prime ringside seating during the fights; and 6:00 p.m. for general admission. The fights begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at midnight.
MEDIA NOTE: 44-year-old James “Binky” Jones is an educational assistant at an alternative school by day, and professional MMA fighter by night. A husband and father of two, Jones has balanced family life, a career in education, and an MMA career for 14 years. In addition to his own two-a-day training sessions, Jones volunteers his evenings to instructing the Kid’s Class at Ground Control Academies, which teaches MMA to nearly 40 children between the ages of 4 and 13. Jones heads into his Nov. 15 matchup against Neil Johnson with his son, 14, and daughter, 18, supporting him as his biggest fans. Jones is available for media interview upon request.
“I am extremely proud to be promoting our 11th installment of Shogun Fights. It has become one of the most respected regional promotions on the east coast over the last five years,” said Shogun Fights’ organizer and owner of Ground Control Academies, John Rallo. “Shogun Fights is the perfect platform for people to see high level MMA action for a fraction of the price of larger promotions. I promise to continue to bring our fans the high energy, non-stop action they have come to expect from a Shogun Fights event.”
Shogun Fights’ biannual promotion attracts 3,000 to 5,000 spectators each event. The combination of wrestling, boxing, muay thai, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, and other forms of martial arts, MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, according to Rallo. Its rising popularity in the mid-Atlantic region can be largely attributed to the advocacy efforts of Rallo, who played an integral role in the sport’s legalization in the state of Maryland in 2008.
Tickets for Shogun Fights XI can be purchased at the Royal Farms Arena Box Office located on Hopkins Place, or through Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Ticket prices vary by seat location and range from $30 for general admission to $250 for VIP tickets.
Please direct all media inquiries and requests to Josie Hankey at 410-420-2001.
About Shogun Fights
Shogun Fights is a Baltimore-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Shogun Fights was established in early 2009 with the goal of showcasing Maryland’s and the mid-Atlantic region’s future MMA stars. Since Shogun Fights’ inception, promoter John Rallo and his staff have strived to provide safe, highly competitive and well-matched fights. Through our dedication, determination and a strong desire to succeed, we expect to establish ourselves as the leading professionally run MMA organization in the area. Shogun Fights welcomes all local fighters, trainers, gyms and academies, and fans of MMA to participate in our events, whether as a competitor or spectator. For more information on Shogun Fights visit http://www.shogunfights.com.
About Atlantic Remodeling
Founded in 2000, Atlantic Remodeling is a Maryland-based residential remodeling firm specializing in energy efficient window, siding and roofing solutions. Recently ranked #135 by Qualified Remodeler, Atlantic Remodeling has been recognized as one of the Top 500 remodeling companies in the nation five years consecutively. Our mission is to become the number one specialty firm in the mid-Atlantic region while exceeding all client expectations. As a privately owned business, the owners of Atlantic Remodeling know what it takes to excel, each with over twenty years of trade experience. With over 25 full-time employees in the field, our installers know what it takes to get the job done right the first time. For more information visit http://www.atlanticremodeling.com.
About Be Warm Baltimore
Epic Church will be hosting its annual Be Warm Baltimore event on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center. We are currently looking for gently worn or new coats, hats and gloves for adults and children. Please drop off items at the designated area on the mezzanine level before or immediately following our services. There is also a collection box at Spunk Fitness in Essex. Donations will be accepted until Nov. 21. Our worship space is at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center in Baltimore. To learn more about Be Warm Baltimore or to volunteer to become a collection site please visit http://www.bewarmbaltimore.com. Be Warm Baltimore is an opportunity to get coats for both children and adults.