Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ringside: A Fight For Kids

It was my pleasure to volunteer my time for the second year in a row to the Charley Foundation and their excellent event, Ringside: A Fight For Kids. I was thrilled to have my good friend and associate Daniel Shaw there to help me document the occasion.

From the Charley Foundation website:
The Charley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support to charitable agencies addressing the critical needs of children.

Our mission is simple: to improve the quality of life of children in need. Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events, we distribute funds to qualified non-profit organizations who share our mission to improve the lives of children. Specifically, the Charley Foundation supports agencies that provide relief in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Children who are victims of neglect, abuse or other crises
  2. Children who live with chronic or critical illness
  3. Children who endure poverty or homelessness
  4. Children who require mentoring or other proactive outreach
This is just an awesome charity, and they know how to throw a great party! Ringside is a sanctioned boxing event, a live and silent auction, and a concert rolled into one. For 2009, the main event was the Rumble on the Row, which was a match between Keith Gale (VP, Sony BMG) and Adrian Michaels (VP, Curb Records).

If you have the opportunity to support this charity, either by donating your time or money or by attending one of their events, I can promise you that you won't make a better investment.

And to those photographers who frequent this blog: I challenge you to find ways to give back with your art. Many worthy charities can benefit from having top-shelf images to promote their events or advertise their missions. Take your gifts and spread them around where they are most needed!


Deb said...

Now I see where you got to use your 1D. Sweet shots! Totally see how you'd need the 1D for those. Nice coverage. I'll have to look into that charity as well. Thanks!

Gray Photography - Zach and Jody - Nashville Wedding Photography said...

I love your heart and how you give back and think of others Evan. Very uplifting post!