Celebrity Fight Night XIX

Posted April 1, 2013

Fight Night's music director and Black Ribbon's client, David Foster

Celebrities, athletes, and philanthropists flocked to Fight Night XIX for auctions, dinner, and a show. This event may seem like just another star-studded gathering; however, it’s a huge fundraiser for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Barrow Neurological Institute, and more.

“Celebrity Fight Night’s ongoing support makes a tremendous difference for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center,” says Abraham Lieberman, MD, director of the MAPC. “Their support is the backbone of so much of what we do—from education and exercise programs to support groups, the Parkinson Registry and Ali Care. Without the yearly contribution from Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, we would be unable to offer all that we do.”

David Foster, a Black Ribbon client, was the musical director for the 14th year. Brian Benison Music was hired to do the music preparation for Foster and the event. Black Ribbon’s CEO worked on takedowns (music transcription), copying, and printing all of the music for the performances. For the event, he drove a portable “Black Ribbon” to Arizona to work as the on-site music librarian, printer, and editor.

The evening included performances by Steve Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Crystal, Billy Ray Cyrus, American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart, X-Factor winner Tate Stevens, and more.

In the past 19 years, the foundation has raised $87 million for amazing causes. Fight Night XIX didn’t disappoint. Over $7 million was raised by the night’s end. Black Ribbon is very grateful to have been a part of such an amazing event for a life-changing foundation.

Celebrity Fight Night XIX | JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa | Phoenix, AZ | 3.23.13


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