Friday, May 15, 2015

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill | 237 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Village Lions Rugby Football Club cordially invites you to our second annual White Collar Boxing event on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square.

The Lions are rugby players and supporters from the greater New York City area who are committed to both the fostering of the game and the city that they love. These passionate athletes have taken to the ring out of dedication to sport and for the betterment of New York City residents. As such, all funds raised on the evening will go to Play Rugby USA, The Bowery Mission, and Village Lions RFC.

We look forward to seeing you at this premier event.


At this black-tie three-course dinner, you will be entertained by 10 boxing matches featuring men, women, and Old Boys from the club. There will also be a silent auction and special guest emcee entertaining the audience throughout the evening.

Platinum tickets ($240): Three-course seated dinner with a four-hour drinks package featuring bottles of chilled champagne, as well as VIP seating.

General admission ($190): Three-course seated dinner with a four-hour drinks package.

Fighting for Philanthropy

Our White Collar Boxers are not just fighting for your entertainment: They have each pledged to raise at least $1,000 ($2,000 per fight) for our charity sponsors. They are competing both in the ring and in the fundraising arena; help them get there!

Don’t have a favorite? To support the event at large you can donate below, but each boxer is trying prove he or she has the most support, so pick a matchup to show your support.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cerra Cardwell at

Your donations will support Play Rugby USA, The Bowery Mission, and Village Lions Rugby Football Club.

Donate to the general WCB fund here:




Choose An Amount


Check out the links below to learn more about the boxers.

Fight 1: Garcia vs. Lechner | Second Row Showdown

$2,616.00 / $2,500.00

Fight 2: Corpus vs. Sum
| Best Coast Brawl

$2,381.00 / $2,500.00

Fight 3: O’Neill vs. Ovrut
| Age of Consent

$3,770.00 / $3,500.00

Fight 4: DeLisa vs. Stabile
| Heavyweight Hammerheads

$2,376.00 / $2,500.00

Fight 5: Keith vs. Tumelty
 | Lesser of Two Evils

$3,205.00 / $3,500.00

Fight 6: Clements vs. Mullen
| Raging of the Bulls

$1,422.00 / $2,000.00

Fight 7: Adams vs. Darling
| Southern Slugfest

$3,076.00 / $3,000.00

Fight 8: Lan vs. Sprance
| Wingers’ Choice

$1,927.00 / $2,000.00

Fight 9: Cardwell vs. McGee
 | Corporate Culture Clash

$4,531.00 / $4,500.00


Play Rugby USA is dedicated to changing kids’ lives through rugby, fitness, sports, and health education. The Play Rugby USA program brings the benefits of rugby to youth of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with a particular focus on serving disadvantaged urban youth. The organization has won national recognition for pioneering its mission of “developing youth through rugby.” This mission is about nurturing the social, moral, and physical competencies that youth need to become leaders in life.

The Bowery Mission is a charity serving homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879. This year, The Bowery Mission provided more than 382,400 meals to men, women, and children; 93,700 nights of shelter; and 46,800 articles of clothing; as well as showers, haircuts, and expert medical and optometric care. Each meal and every night of shelter are invitations to its residential recovery programs, in which lives are transformed from hopelessness to hope. Last year, the organization’s residential programs served nearly 400 men and women who are regaining sobriety, reconnecting with family and faith, pursuing educational goals, and preparing for work and independent living. The Bowery Mission’s summer camp served nearly 1,100 at-risk youth from underserved New York City neighborhoods.

Village Lions Rugby Football Club is a New York City-based nonprofit that fosters the sport of rugby in organized team play and participates in league competition and tournaments sanctioned by USA Rugby. The Lions Women are celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2015, while the club as a whole was founded in 1989 in Greenwich Village. With a mix of internationals and homegrown players, the club has members ranging from former Eagles to current Olympic hopefuls to social members keeping the tradition and spirit of the Lions alive. The Lions field three sides — Men, Women, and Social/Old Boys — and host two annual tournaments, Four Leaf 15s and Hell Gate 7s.

Village Lions RFC is a nonprofit in the process of applying for reinstatement of tax-exempt status. If it achieves that status, which it anticipates, donations will be tax-exempt to the extent permitted by law on a retroactive basis. If you have further questions, please email