Welcome to

“A celebration of Heroes”

May 14, 2012
Gotham Comedy Club

New York City




The Sulaiman Family, and WBC Word Boxing Cares are announcing a new program, World Champions Against Bullying, headed by Harris Haith, Roy Foreman and Coylette James.  WBC President Jose Sulaiman, newly appointed Ambassador to the Non Violence Foundation*, called for immediate action and support.                     

We are setting this motion with a Celebration of Heroes! An evening dedicated to those who have inspired us, and our youth. Please help us pay tribute to some outstanding leaders in the community, and join us for an evening of joy and laughter. It’s not a Fund Raiser as much as a FUN Raiser!                                              

Our hearts to yours,

Jill Diamond, Chair

What: A Celebration of Heroes!

When: Monday, May 14th, 2012

MC: Steve Farhood

Where:  Gotham Comedy Club
208 West 23rd St
New York, NY 10010

How:     Reservations: 212. 367.9000

Who:     Bruce Silverglade                             Imamu Mayfield
               Chief Edward Kilduff                        Hon. Melvina Lathan
                Tamara Tunie                                    Boyd Melson                                      
                COMBATT                                          Joe Mazzilli
                Johnny Callas

Time:                                       6:00 – 7:30pm        VIP Reception in Vintage Lounge
                                                7:00 – 7:30pm        Seating for GA in Main Showroom
                                                7:30 – 8:15pm        Awards Presentation
                                                8:15 – 9:00pm        Comedy Show


Admission: GA: $25 cover plus 2 drink minimum per person. Show Only.
VIP: $100 cover. Includes admission to show & reception, unlimited wine & soft drinks during show & reception and VIP seating & a gift bag

 Tickets: Available only through Gotham Comedy Club’s box office or online at www.gothamcomedyclub.com

Raffle: Be sure to get your raffle tickets for a chance to win RT coach Air Fare for 2, December 1-8, 2012, Hotel Accommodations, and Event Tickets to the WBC’s 50th Convention in Cancun Mexico!  Raffle tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.



Introducing  Tonight’s  Heroes

This evening is dedicated to those who inspire our youth

 Imamau Mayfield
Former Cruiserweight World Champion The Children’s Champion


Larry Hazard and Rhonda Utley-Herring
A proud history of improving children’s lives


Tamara Tunie

Film, stage and television actress, director and produce Chair Emerita of Figure Skating in Harlem A role model and inspiration to our Youth


Chief Edward Kilduff

FDNY's 34th Chief of Department Inspiring, Protecting and Educating the Community


Joe Mazilli

Former NYPD, Officer  (nine of those years with the Organized Crime Control Bureau)

Television Producer, Creator of Runaway Squad, Bravery on behalf of our children



Melvina Latham

Chairwoman of the NYS Athletic Commission Leadership and Dedication to boxing and young athletes


Bruce Silverglade

Owner of the world famous Gleason’s Gym and Creator of Give a Kid a Dream Foundation Tireless Support of Youth and Boxing


Boyd Melson

Multiple United States Amateur Boxing Championships Creator of Team Fight to Walk Compassion and Courage outside the Ring


John Callas

WBC Referee + Coach Creator or Oak Boxing Academy Ombudsman for CT Department of Children and Families WBC/WCAB Ambassador of 2012logo wbcares wcab non violence