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Gary Katz

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BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

EVENT: Fright Night Fight Fest

EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2018

THE STORY:

Originally from California, Gary Katz has made NY his home for the past 22 years, and for the past few months, he has made Mendez Boxing Gym his second home with Christophe Mendy, his trainer and boxing coach. 


"I love the Gleason's Give A Kid a Dream program!  It helps kids have structure, family, community and self confidence and discipline.  A little goes a long way."


A rabbi and a clinical social worker, Gary has spent his professional life trying to help others.  Through the course of my own life and career, I’ve come to learn that the greatest fights aren’t necessarily in the ring, but rather in the heart and mind. Every single day, people fight to overcome the various hurdles and potholes that life places in their paths. They fight fear, they act courageously to get past trauma, or they show up to overcome addiction, anxiety or depression. There is no glory or fanfare for these daily fights, but there is freedom, peace and serenity. 


“When I was in 5th or 6th grade, I went to a summer day camp that had boxing as one of the activities. After getting hit twice in my first fight, I used the fact that I had asthma as an excuse to quit the fight. I’ve always been bothered by the fact that I quit that fight because of fear.  Fighting for Gleason’s’ Give a Kid a Dream gave me an opportunity to overcome that fear while helping others have a better chance at overcoming the challenges in their lives. I loved my first fight and am back for more. 

Whether you want to help kids have a better shot in life, or you want to see Gary fight and get hit (Yeah, you know you do!), please donate now and buy tickets to Fighters 4 Life X on October 26th at BB Kings on 42nd Street!

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    $25

  • Jennifer Graf

    $100

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    $100

  • Nancy Drew

    $180

  • Norbert Waysberg

    $50

  • Lorene Schaeffer

    $25

  • Ellen Brecher

    $25

  • Lisa Robins \Ticket Leap

    $200

  • Norbert Waysberg \TIcket Leap

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44% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,105 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Gary Katz

Amount Raised

$580

Fundraiser Title

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

Amount Raised

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21% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Norbert Waysberg \TIcket Leap

Norbert Waysberg \TIcket Leap

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Lisa Robins \Ticket Leap

Lisa Robins \Ticket Leap

DONATION: $200

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Ellen Brecher

Ellen Brecher

DONATION: $25

Rock on! You are an inspiration to many! 3 years ago

Lorene Schaeffer

Lorene Schaeffer

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Norbert Waysberg

Norbert Waysberg

DONATION: $50

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Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew

DONATION: $180

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The Tauber's

The Tauber's

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Jennifer Graf

Jennifer Graf

DONATION: $100

Go Gary Katz 3 years ago

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DONATION: $25

Keep on fighting for what is just 3 years ago

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In honor of Perry and Mel 3 years ago