14th Annual Fight Night
Over 2,200 sports legends, professional athletes, businessmen, politicians and celebrities gathered at Fight for Children's 14th Annual Fight Night on November 6 at the Hilton Washington Towers. Fight for Children will not release the net figures, but we do know that since it's inception, the organization has donated over $65 million to local youth-serving charities. Fight for Children will tell us that the “boys night out” smoker grossed $1.895 million, up 8% from last year.
Proceeds go to local youth charities, including the Boys and Girls Club, Best Friends Foundation, the Latin American Youth Center, and the Children's National Medical Center. The live auction included a Harley Davidson auctioned off by Evel Knievel, which went for $46,000.
Fight for Children was founded in 1990 by Joseph E. Robert, Jr., chairman and CEO of J.E. Robert Companies, to improve the quality of life for children in D.C. The evening ended with live boxing matches, cigars, and dancing.