Teddy Atlas, celebrity boxing trainer and philanthropist, speaks to club.

Friday, 24 June 2016 17:40 Written by  Markoe-Boyd, Marlene Read 670 times
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Calling it the "People's Foundation of Staten Island, Teddy Atlas, former trainer for Mike Tyson and sports commentator on ESPN and other outlets, spoke to the membership recently about his career as a boxing trainer and the foundation he runs in honor of his father, The Dr. Teddy Atlas Foundation.

The Foundation looks to meet the pressing and immediate needs of Staten Island families. Whether it is installing a handicapped ramp, finding emergency housing for a family, or paying for surgery for a child for a procedure not covered by insurance, The Teddy Atlas Foundation's mission is to help local people in need. Money for the foundation is raised at a variety of events, most notable their annual dinner which occurs every year before Thanksgiving and draws an average of 45 celebrities in attendance.

Like his father did as a primary doctor on Staten Island and one of the founding members of Doctor's Hospital, the foundation also does house calls looking for opportunities to help families, especially in providing guidance for young people in their formative years. Young people's needs are addressed through the boxing centers run by Teddy Atlas which gives kids opportunities to be involved in the sport of boxing combined with an educational component as well.

During his presentation, Teddy also shared many stories from his career working as a commentator at the Olympics in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, and London, as well as opportunities in the film industry where he worked as a consultant on film projects involving boxing.

Last modified on Friday, 24 June 2016 17:53

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