A 50-year-plus tradition of donating turkeys to needy families around Christmas time will continue this week when legendary Hall of Fame boxing promoter, Don King and his staff, will visit nine cities in seven states in five days as part of his annual Christmas Turkey Giveaway that begins Wednesday, Dec. 13.
The architect and impresario behind the fabled The Rumble In the Jungle and Thrilla in Manila and countless other historic classic boxing events, King will dole out the thousands of Butterball turkeys in Cleveland, Nashville, New Jersey, Los Angeles, New York, Palm Beach, Fla., Deerfield Beach, Fla., Miami and Las Vegas.
“We are here to help those in need,” said King. “We have been doing this for more than 50 years and it has always been about the people of this great country.
Thanks to our friends at Costco and especially Boca Raton’s meat manager Chris Chin Young and Costco’s wonderful staff including Kim Serrara, Ed Wiegman, Dani Lauro, Charline Schmidt and Allan Siddons, we will be helping those in need during this holiday season.. God Bless America and Happy Holidays.”
Below is the schedule for King’s four-day turkey giveaway:
Wednesday, Dec. 13
188 Irvine Turner Blvd.
Newark, N.J. 07108
Contact: Carolyn Kelly – 862-262-9240
Thursday, Dec. 14
New York, N.Y.
National Action Network
106 West 145th Street,
New York, N.Y. 10039
Contact: Patrice Perry – 347-899-0393
Friday, Dec. 15
Mangonia Park/West Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach Jai Alai
1415 45th Street,
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Contact: Addie Greene – 561-818-1670
Deerfield Beach, Fla.
St. Paul United Methodist Church
244 SE 2nd Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Contact: Carolyn Lawson – 954-675-6403
Griffin Community Center
12220 Griffin Blvd.
North Miami, FL 33161
Contact: Hans Mardy – 305-307-9073
Las Vegas, Nev.
Church of the Lord Jesus
1260 Barlett Ave.,
Las Vegas, Nev 89106
Contact: Daphne Sanders – 702-504-4466
Community Care Fellowship
511 8th Street,
Nashville, Tenn 37206
Contact: Jimmy Adams – 615-601-4857
Monday, Dec. 18
Los Angeles, Calif.
California Jazz and Blues Museum,
4317 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif 90008
Contact: Barbara Martin – 310-462-1439
Call and Post
11750 Shaker Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
Contact: Dale Edwards – 216-387-2433