Former WBC Welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz will be the recipient of a Marconi Humanitarian Award at Fight Night XV on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Marconi Automotive Museum (1302 Industrial Drive in Tustin). Ortiz, who is currently rated as one of the top three welterweight boxers in the world by most sporting news and boxing sites and who recently announced that he will be joining Dancing With The Stars this season, will be recognized by Dick Marconi for his work with various Children’s Charities, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rock Chalk, Boys & Girls Club, Football for Good, and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

At this annual Orange County event, guests will gather for an action-packed evening of world-class boxing and men’s and women’s world-title kickboxing at this annual fundraising event, which is sanctioned by the California Athletic Commission. This year’s Roman-themed event, which includes a sit-down dinner, will raise money for worthy nonprofit organizations – the Marconi Foundation for Kids, Speech and Language Development Center, and Drug Use is Live Abuse.

This year’s event will include a silent and live auction, which will feature the generosity of Traditional Jewelers with donation of a Breitling men’s watch valued at $6,900 and Ippolita women’s jewelry valued at $5,000. Traditional Jewelers will also be gifting each lady who attends the event with a pair of Ippolita earrings.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. with dinner and boxing at 7 p.m. General seating is $650 per guest, with additional sponsorship packages listed below. A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible and tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the Marconi Foundation for Kids at 714.258.3001 or visiting http://www.MarconiMuseum.org.

“Fight Night has come to be known as more than a premier sporting event, it is a fundraising initiative that has benefited so many valuable causes for more than a decade with the help of many sports figures and celebrities, including this year’s guest Victor Ortiz, who now joins the ranks of Oscar del la Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mark Sanchez, Matt Hasslebeck, William Shatner and Arnold Schwarzenegger as supporters,” commented Priscilla “Bo” Marconi, who, with her husband, entrepreneur Dick Marconi, has been producing Fight Night for 15 years, and helps raise $1 million annually for at-risk children through the Marconi Foundation for Kids. “This year, Dick and I, along with the other members of our Board of Directors, anticipate a tremendous event – our most successful to date.”

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