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2017 Celebrity Circuit Challenge

Second Annual Celebrity Circuit Challenge Raises Nearly $50,000 for Horizons for Homeless Children

ROXBURY, MA (March 27, 2017) – Horizons for Homeless Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children by ensuring they have access to early education and opportunities to play, announced its second annual Celebrity Circuit Challenge (formerly known as FUNdraiser Fight with the Pros) raised nearly $50,000 this past weekend.

The event, hosted by EverybodyFights® and CSN New England on March 25th, brought together nine teams to compete in a circuit-training workout. Corporate sponsors included Northwestern Mutual Boston, Criteo, Momentum Enterprises, Spectrum Equity, Luxury Residential Group, Charlesbank, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. All proceeds went directly to Horizons, and will be used to support its programs that serve children and families who are experiencing homelessness.

Each team was led by a Boston sports celebrity. Coaches included:

  • WEEI & CSN personality and former Red Sox player Lou Merloni
  • Celtics Player Terry Rozier
  • Celtics Player Gerald Green
  • Canadian Alpine Ski Racer Olympian Elli Terwiel
  • NBA Champion and former Celtics Forward Leon Powe
  • NBA Champion, former Celtics forward and CSN Color Analyst Brian Scalabrine
  • Boston Cannons Midfielder Josh Hawkins
  • Survivor: Africa winner and CSN State of the Revs host Ethan Zohn
  • Patriots Head Cheerleader Tory Spadaro
  • WAAF personality, Boston-based comedian and creator of TownieNews.com, Nick Stevens
  • Celtics Legend Dana Barros

“We were very pleased to collaborate with Horizons for Homeless Children and EverybodyFights – along with these local Boston athletes and celebrities – to continue promoting the message about the importance of educating young, homeless children,” said Princell Hair, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CSN New England. “This event has once again proven to be an impactful way of raising awareness of this important issue and reinforce all that Horizons for Homeless Children does.”

“As a company, it is important that we continue to stay connected and support our local community,” said George Foreman III, founder of EverybodyFights®. “We are here to support all fighters, which extends beyond our gym walls. That’s why we make it a point to fight it forward, and empower our community to do it, too. The fact that one in every 30 kids in the United States is homeless is a shocking and unacceptable number. We’re so happy to be involved with Horizons for Homeless Children in their mission to end this alarming statistic. They’re true fighters, and this event was an incredible way of showcasing their strength.”

“We are so grateful for all of the support we received from our sponsors, participants, attendees, and coaches,” said Kate Barrand, President and CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children. “We couldn’t have done it without CSN New England and EverybodyFights; they have been enormously helpful in engaging our local community and raising awareness about the issue of child and family homelessness in Massachusetts.”

About Horizons for Homeless Children
Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families. Horizons provides high quality early education, comprehensive family support services, opportunities for play, and statewide advocacy work. Today, Horizons serves more than 2,000 young homeless children each week in Massachusetts through three early education centers and more than 120 shelter-based Playspaces. For more information about Horizons for Homeless Children, please visit: www.horizonschildren.org.

About EverybodyFights®
EverybodyFights® was born out of the belief that anything worth having is worth fighting for, every single day. Our award-winning group class programming is based on all four modalities of true boxing training. Through this programming, EBF believes each class participant can learn to unleash the fighter within to better handle life’s challenges. It’s not just our name, it’s our belief: EverybodyFights®. 

About CSN New England
CSN New England reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. CSN New England’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, Chevrolet SportsNet Central, Arbella Early Edition, Town Fair Tire Sports Tonight, Sports Sunday, Celtics Post Up, The Baseball Show, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, New England Football Night, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, CAA football, basketball and more. CSNNE.com, the online home of CSN New England, provides continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. CSN New England is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.

Horizons Contact
Rachel Schlacter
Director of Marketing and Communications
rschlacter@horizonschildren.org
617-553-5415

EverybodyFights® Contact
Ben Eld
Director of Marketing
BenEld@everybodyfights.com
857-225-0096

CSN New England Contact
Laura Hannon
Director of Communications
lhannon@comcastsportsnet.com
781-270-7240

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