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‘Mr. Massapequa’ Fights for Charity

Keith “Mr. Massapequa” Piro, a longtime Massapequa resident, has been selected to be one of the boxers for the Seventh Annual Long Island Fight For Charity, which will be held November 23 at the Long Island Hilton in Melville.

This action-packed event is one of the Island’s leading charity fundraising and networking events.  The event is expected to have an attendance of more than 1,200 people and to raise over $150,000 for local charities.

More than 15 of Long Island’s brightest and bravest business professionals will go toe to toe in the ring. The card for the evening will include more than 10 bouts that pit local business professionals against each other for charity.

One of the many anticipated bouts will include Keith Piro of Glen Cove Mansion.

“I am pleased to help raise funds for local charities by putting myself in the ring.  This is going to be a challenge but I know it will be a once in a lifetime experience,” said Keith.

“When we started the Fight For Charity seven years ago, we never imagined how popular it would become. If it were not for all the individuals who volunteer to box and help us put this event together, it would never have emerged as one of the Island’s premier charity networking events that it is today,” added Jeff Cohen, Long Island’s Fight For Charity Co-Founder.

Tickets for the event are available on-line. Ringside seats are $295, premium seats are $150, and both include admission to a pre-event special networking and cocktail reception.

The event starts at 5 p.m. and will provide food and beverages from a variety of leading Long Island businesses.

Charities to be supported by this year’s event include Long Island Community Chest, which will distribute the funds to local charities including the Genesis School, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. The sponsors for the event are The Fuoco Group, Zoom Wireless, Guardian Life Insurance and Innovative Planning Services.

For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 870-1583.