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Video of Michael Haltman in the 2013 Long Island Fight for Charity

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On Monday, November 25 Hallmark Abstract President Michael Haltman faced-off in the boxing ring in support of the three charities helped by the Long Island Fight for Charity!

Although at times it appeared that his opponent was more interested in wrestling than boxing, the event was an unbelievable success drawing over 1,200 fans and raising over $300,000, both records.

In addition Michael exceeded his fundraising goal as well with a final total in excess of $16,000 and is already looking forward to next year!

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Networking Event October 7, 2013 for the Long Island Fight for Charity at Carlyle At The Palace!

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The time has come for Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman to learn who his opponent will be in the ring for the November 25th Long Island Fight for Charity!

On October 7 at Carlyle At The Palace in Plainview, Long Island (1600 Round Swamp Rd) the twenty-two Long Island businessmen and women who are going to be entering the ring for charity on November 25, 2013 at the Long Island Hilton will be learning the identity of their opponent.

You will not only be helping to raise money for the great charities supported by LIFFC but will be attending a great networking event as well with a crowd expected to be well into the hundreds!

The night is only $10 if you pre-register at Long Island Fight for Charity here which includes appetizers, beer and wine and soda ($20 at the door).

If you have any questions contact Michael at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Long Island Fight for Charity

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Long Island Fight for Charity

Are you ready for some Long Island, New York boxing?

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In the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Long Island Fight for Charity of course!

What had once been a long way off is now mere weeks away as Hallmark Abstract Service President Mike ‘The Closer’ Haltman is training to get into the ring for charity.

The event will take place on November 25, 2013 at the Long Island Hilton in Melville, New York!

Fight Night!

The night of November 25th will begin with a buffet dinner catered by some of the top restaurants on Long Island, followed by 12 bouts between Long Island businessmen and women who have trained hard for the fight but, more importantly, who have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity!

Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday the 2013 Edition of the Long island Fight for Charity is one of the years premier and most anticipated events on Long Island and you don’t want to wait for the last minute only to find out that the tickets are no longer available.

Tale of the Tape!

These are the descriptions of the 2013 Fight for Charity benefiting charities and, in addition, for every dollar that Michael Haltman raises above $10,000 the Pat Covelli Foundation will receive 50%.

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Read more about the Long Island Fight for Charity here!

Buy tickets to the event or make a donation here!

If you have questions about any aspect of the Long Island Fight for Charity you can ask Michael directly either by email here, mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com or by phone at 516.741.4723!

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The Long Island Fight for Charity ‘Main Event’ is approaching quickly and…

We need your support!

The Long Island Fight for Charity is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of supporting these three great charities:

The ‘Main Event’!

On November 25 Michael Haltman of Hallmark Abstract Service will be stepping into the ring for a 3-round bout at the Long Island Hilton that will be the culmination of 10 months of his raising money for the cause while training for the fight at the Glen Cove Boxing Club.

That night there will be a total of 12 bouts between Long Island businesspeople matched by weight and age along with a dinner catered by some of the top restaurants in the region.

The LIFFC event is one of the most anticipated on Long Island year after year and if history is any guide the seats, particularly for VIP’s, sell-out very fast!

If you are able please donate any amount that you are comfortable with or buy a ticket to the ‘Main Event’ using the link below.

If you are interested in buying ad space on my robe or trunks, becoming a member of my entourage, purchasing a Fight for Charity T-shirt, learning more about sponsorship or journal advertising opportunities or simply have questions, contact Michael Haltman at MHaltman@HallmarkAbstractllc.com.

 

Donate to the Long Island Fight for Charity!

Visit the Long Island Fight for Charity website here and donate here checking off Michael Haltman as your boxer of choice. 

Thank you for your help!

If you are interested read a more in-depth description about Michael’s participation and preparation in an article that appeared at BoxingScene.com here.
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Long Island Fight for Charity and Michael Haltman of Hallmark Abstract Service

Hallmark Abstract Service President Mike Haltman, in his role as fighter and fundraiser with the Long Island Fight for Charity, appears in the newest edition of BoxingScene.com!

Approached by Tom Gerbasi, Senior Editor at BoxingScene.com, Michael shared some of his background in the world of boxing and rationale for participating in this years 10th Anniversary Edition of the Long Island Fight for Charity.

If after reading the article, you are inspired to either sponsor the Fight for Charity or simply make a donation to the cause, please visit a prior article at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here and scroll down to the bottom for links to donate or contact Michael at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

‘A Boxer is Born in Long Island’ by Thomas Gerbasi

If you’re a fan of boxing, there was inevitably a time when you watched a great fight and said “I could do that.” Or if you weren’t so bold, maybe you just whispered to yourself that you wanted to do that, that for one moment, you wanted to see what it was like to put on the gloves, step between the ropes, and engage in a pure one-on-one combat session with someone else.

For most, that thought quickly fades away when you realize a) you might have to get off the couch or b) that as fun as it is to hit, it’s not so much fun getting hit back.

As far as being a fan, Long Island’s Mike Haltman is like most of us, having been stung by the boxing bug early on. In his case, it was when he was working as a bellhop at Grossinger’s resort, which doubled as the training home to an endless list of world-class boxers.

“Back then the fighters all came up there to train, and I was around it,” he said. “There was a bar across the street that had a boxing club in it, so I went there, and I fooled around a little bit.”

That was it. For the moment. After his brief brush with the sweet science, he remained a fan, but he also got on with life, going to school and to work, and eventually becoming president of the title insurance company, Hallmark Abstract Service. He also married and had three kids, and as far as boxing was concerned, that was something for Saturday nights on television or to be practiced on the heavy bag and speed bag in his basement. That was at least until he was at a networking function and overheard someone talking about an event where local businessmen and women competed in the ring to raise money for charity.

“I heard a guy talking about it, he told me what it was and I said I wanted to do it,” said Haltman.

“When I heard about this it rekindled a desire. I have a heavy bag and speed bag in my garage, I’ve always had that, and this seemed like a great combination to raise money for a great cause, get into shape, and have my one chance to be in the ring.”

The cause, Long Island Fight for Charity, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on November 25th, raising money for various local charities, and with the effects of Hurricane Sandy still being felt around the area, it’s important for Haltman and his fellow boxers (23 at the latest count) to do their part to keep awareness high.

“It’s extremely important,” he said. “Sandy, for those who haven’t been directly affected, is starting to fade from people’s memories. My son and I have done some charity work at one of the houses, pulling up floorboards, cleaning, and that sort of thing, and there’s unbelievable devastation, so I think what this charity does is extremely important.”

There are easier ways to give back than getting punched in the face, but the 53-year-old Haltman isn’t looking for the easy way, so he signed up to fight in November, hitting the Glen Cove Boxing Club to work with Frank Pena.

“He runs the gym to keep kids off the streets,” said Haltman of Pena. “But when I went in there, they treated me like they treat the other guys.”

That means he got put to work right away, quickly finding out that boxing isn’t as easy as it may look on television. So when asked if he gained a deeper appreciation of the sport after a few days in the thick of it, he responded without hesitation, “A hundred percent. If you want to be good, it’s a seven day a week deal. You have to make a real commitment and it’s a life change.”

Slowly but surely though, Haltman is starting to pick things up, saying “the difference is amazing” when comparing himself now to when he first stepped into the gym. He is a work in progress though.

“You hit and you’re supposed to move – jab and move or jab and duck,” he said. “It’s almost like dancing, and I’m not a very good dancer. (Laughs) I don’t really have a big problem punching, but learning the moves is the toughest thing.”

He has gotten some good advice from a fellow New Yorker who knows a thing or two about the sport.

“I talked to Gerry Cooney and he said it doesn’t matter how short a round is and if it’s for charity; when you get into a ring, your heart’s pounding, you get tired, and you’re anxious, so you’ve got to get in the ring and spar and get in shape.”

Haltman admits that his wife of 25 years and their three kids weren’t too thrilled about the idea of him stepping into the ring, but he’s not about to be deterred from doing something only a select few can say they did.

“My first goal is to go in there and not look like a fool,” he laughs. “My second one is that I’d like to be competitive. I’d like to actually fight and I want a tough guy.”

Sounds like a fighter already. And truth be told, he can’t wait.

“When I think about it,” he said. “My heart starts pounding.”

From BoxingScene.com

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Long Island Fight for Charity: A win-win charity proposition!

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The Long Island Fight for Charity!

Later this year I am going to be stepping into the ring as a boxer in the Long Island Fight for Charity (LIFFC) (501c3). I will be fighting under the name of Mike ‘The Closer’ Haltman!

In 2013, the LIFFC is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of raising money for three extremely deserving charities on Long Island, New York (see charities here).

As part of my duties as a fighter I am training at the Glen Cove Boxing Club in Glen Cove, Long Island, and I am reaching out to individuals and companies presenting the fantastic win-win charitable giving proposition that the Long Island Fight for Charity offers.

The charities benefit from the generosity of your your donation – Win

Your firm, or you personally, benefits from the many months of promotion and publicity provided by a Long Island public relations firm that culminates with the night of the ‘Main Event’ when 1,500 screaming fans will be packed into the Huntington Hilton seeing your brand – Win

Of course the amount of publicity is relative to the sponsorship level that you choose, but know that whatever you decide that the money is going to support some great causes!

You can read about the LIFFC at this link, and then come back and choose your level of participation!

Donate any Amount! BUY NOW

Mike ‘The Closer’ Haltman T-Shirt BUY NOW

Fight-Night Opportunities Participation Opportunities!

Member of my Entourage on Fight Night ($600) – Bring me to the Ring and wear your Company Shirt and carry a Company Sign – Includes One General Admission Seat! BUY NOW

Your Company Name and Tag-Line on my Robe ($350) BUY NOW

Your Company Name and Tag-Line on my Trunks ($250) BUY NOW

LIFFC Sponsorship Opportunities!

· Champion ($15,000) – Name recognition as Main Sponsor to be included on all print material and advertising, 15 ringside VIP tickets, full page color ad in LIBN event program, banner displayed at event, banner displayed at pre-event cocktail reception, listed on the cover of the event brochure, logo & link on the website. Call me at 516.338.7500

· Contender ($12,000) – Name Recognition as Presenting Sponsor to be included on all print material and advertising, 12 ringside VIP tickets, full page color ad in LIBN event program, banner displayed at event, banner displayed at pre-event cocktail reception, logo & link on the website. Call me at 516.338.7500

· Ring ($10,000) – Company name on four corners of the ring & name recognition as Ring Sponsor on all printed material, 12 ringside VIP tickets, full page color ad in LIBN event program, banner displayed at event, logo & link on the website. BUY NOW

· Judges ($7,000) – Company logo on judges voting signs, 10 ringside VIP tickets, full page color ad in LIBN event program, banner displayed at event, logo & link on the website. BUY NOW

· Round Card ($5,000) – Company name displayed on Round Card, 8 VIP tickets, half page color ad in LIBN event program, banner displayed at event, logo & link on the website. BUY NOW

· Boxer ($3,000) – Company name on a boxers robe or trunks, 6 VIP tickets, half page black and white ad in LIBN event program, logo & link on the website. BUY NOW

· Sparring Partner ($1,500) – 4 VIP tickets, Quarter page black and white ad in the event program and logo & link on the website. BUY NOW

 · Booster ($1,000) – 5 General Tickets, eighth page black and white ad in event program and logo on website. BUY NOW 

 

How often does a win-win proposition present itself! Get involved today! 

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Hallmark Abstract Service and the Long Island Fight for Charity!

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Michael Haltman, President of Hallmark Abstract Service, is one of  the first members of the Long Island business community to be selected to participate as one of the fighters in the 2013 Long Island Fight for Charity!

The following article appeared in Long Island Newsday recapping the event on November 19, 2012 at the Long Island Hilton at which Michael and the other 7 fighters were announced. In the coming months another 12 to 18 fighters will be selected.

If anyone is interested in participating as a sponsor for Michael he can be reached at orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

First 8 chosen for 2013 LI charity boxing event

Eight members of the business community now have a little over one year to get in fighting shape for the 10th Long Island Fight for Charity exhibition boxing event.

At a Monday night meeting to preview the charity fight, the organizers revealed the first eight volunteers — chosen from members of the local business community — who will participate in boxing matchups at the event slated to take place Nov. 25, 2013.

About 12 to 16 more volunteer boxers will be announced periodically at preview events leading up to next year’s fight, for a total of 20 to 24 fighters.

The first eight participants’ business backgrounds include manufacturing, the nonprofit sector, real estate and advertising.

One of the volunteer boxers, Kevin Kelly, the chief creative officer at Big Buzz Marketing Group in Melville, said his only disappointment was that the matchup was so far in the future.

“I had boxed a little as a kid and my great grandfather was a pro boxer . . . so it’s in my blood,” Kelly, 45, said. Kelly also participated in the 2012 fight, which took place in March, and said he has continued his training.

Long Island Fight for Charity began in 2003 and has raised over $700,000 for local charities.

The first eight volunteer boxers are:

1. Keith Dawson, of Prudential Douglas Elliman in Patchogue.

2. Anthony Giallanzo, of Ultimate Performance and Fitness in Glen Cove.

3. Michael Haltman, of Hallmark Abstract Service LLC in Woodbury.

4. Joanne Hutchins, of Moms Who Kick Inc.in Bayville.

5. Kevin Kelly, of Big Buzz Marketing Group in Melville.

6. Bill Mabanta, of Lab Crafters in Ronkonkoma.

7. Leaf Steuernagel, of Veteran Landscaping in Bellport.

8. Chris Whittelsey, of NBC Solutions Corp. in Huntington Station.

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