To Whom It May Concern:
For those who are not familiar with The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) let me take a moment to introduce our organization. The ABC is a 501c3 tax exempt entity whose mission is to help create rules, regulations and suggestions to state legislatures to help protect the health and welfare of our combat sports athletes. These men and woman put their physical, mental and emotional well-being on the line every time they step into the ring or cage!
We as regulators get to witness the thrill of these athletes’ victories and the agony of their defeats. Human sport culture has always been such a huge influence and enjoyment in all of our lives and has enriched us all in so many ways! But what happens to some of these athletes after the fight is over?
Unfortunately, some of these athletes need help and support after their careers are over! Physical and mental injuries sustained in combat may surface long after an athletes’ career is over!
At the ABC, we have implemented a Retired Fighter Charitable Fund to help retired fighters who may have fallen on hard times due to mental or physical health issues related to injuries sustained while competing in combat sports. No one on the Board of the Fund accepts any payments whatsoever and there are no administrative expenses. Qualified athletes can submit for a gift to help with medical and/or living expenses during a challenging time. The charity never makes payments to the athlete personally, but to the debtor or guardian on the athlete’s behalf.
Our charity is in its early phase (first gifts were awarded last year during the 2017 Conference) and we are looking for corporate partners to help us to extend our reach to as many athletes as possible.
There are many ways to support the Retired Fighter Charitable Fund:
-Goods and services
-Sponsorship of an event
Will You please consider helping us to support the athletes who have given so much of their physical, mental and emotional selves for our entertainment? Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness!
-All Donors and above will be recognized on the Retired Fighter Fund Page on the ABC website.
-All Supporters and above will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the RFC for their gift.
-All Sponsors and above will receive an official RFC tee shirt for their gift
-All Partners and above will receive a decorative wall plaque for their gift
-All Corporate level gifts will have their company logo advertised on the ABC website and ABC Programs