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Boyd Melson: A Fighter for the People

at Temple Israel of Lawrence | Sun Apr 19


Temple Israel of Lawrence

140 Central Avenue
Lawrence, NY 11559
Tel: 5162391140
Contact Name: Alan Freedman
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Date & Time

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Cost: Free Event

   Boyd Melson, Major, U.S. Army Reserve, retired boxer, humanitarian and philanthropist, will speak about his life in and out of the ring at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, N.Y., on Sunday, April 19, 2020, starting at 10:30 a.m.

   Melson, a West Point graduate, four-time U.S. Army champion and a three-time NCBA All-American boxer, strives to live the Army values every day. For most of his adult life he has helped to raise awareness about chronic spinal cord injuries.

   By raising awareness, Boyd saw the need for more research, which led his own efforts to raise money for continued research and trial experiments. As a professional boxer, Boyd donated 100% of his winnings to spinal cord injuries research and awareness.

   A tasty kosher nosh will be served. Admission is open to the public and Free of charge. We do ask that you please register in advance, either by calling the Temple Israel Office at (516) 239-1140, or by emailing office@tilny.org.

   This event is part of "Jewish Sports Heritage Month," April, 2020.