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Long Island Fight for Charity is almost here!

FFC Fighter Announcement

As readers of The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel may already be aware Hallmark Abstract President Michael Haltman is going to be fighting in the 10th Anniversary Long Island Fight for Charity!

Whether you can attend on November 25, 2013 at the Long Island Hilton in Melville, Long Island or simply make a donation, the winners will be the three great charities who benefit from the money that is being raised!

To learn more about the Long Island Fight for Charity visit the website here and to donate or purchase tickets use the order form here.

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LIFFC Benefiting Charities

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Donate to charity and live like royalty for at least one night!

Oheka Castle on Long Island, New York

In conjunction with Hallmark Abstract President Michael Haltman’s participation in the Long Island Fight for Charity, the firm is auctioning off a one-night stay in two luxurious rooms for up to four people at the incredible Oheka Castle on Long Island, New York!

‘Almost a century ago, financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn built OHEKA CASTLE in the middle of a 443 acre plot on the highest point on Long Island in Cold Spring Harbor, for an estimated cost of $11 million dollars ($110 million dollars in today’s currency). At the time of its construction, the French-style chateau was, and still is today, the second-largest private residence ever built in America. During the Gilded Age of the 1920’s, Kahn used the 109,000 square foot, 127 room estate as a summer home where he hosted lavish parties and regularly entertained royalty, heads of state, and Hollywood stars.’

Did you place your bid for the opportunity to live like royalty?

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Stay at Oheka Castle for Charity!

Would You Like to Sleep Like Royalty in America’s Grandest Historic Castle?

Oheka Castle has generously donated Two Chateau Rooms for an overnight stay including breakfast for four the next morning to the Long Island Fight for Charity.

If you are not familiar with Oheka Castle it is truly spectacular and you can explore everything that it has to offer here: http://www.oheka.com/.

You can learn more about the Long Island Fight for Charity, Michael’s participation and the charities LIFFC has been serving for 10 years here: http://lifightforcharity.org/.

The value of the Oheka Castle package is $790 and a new high bid has just been received for $575!

Bidding will be done in $25 increments so that the next bid needs to be at the $600 level.

The stay is good through 11-25-2014 Monday thru Thursday.

Interested?

Bidding will end September 20, 2013 at 12PM.

Let us know your bid by emailing orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com with your contact information and we will periodically be updating the high bid up until the bidding end date!

If you bid and are outbid you can always enter a new bid.

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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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LIFFC: The first ‘Preliminary Event’ was a huge success!

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Our friends from Resorts World Casino!

Hallmark Abstract Service of New York is participating in the ultimate Charity-Business win-win proposition!

And your business can as well combining philanthropy with marketing and promotion by getting involved with the Long Island Fight for Charity!

Join Long Island, regional and national firms like Resorts World Casino, Viana Hotel and Spa, The Andrew Hotel, Sazerac Spirits, Jewel Restaurant, Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa (Reno) and many more as they participate as sponsors and donors in this, the 10th Anniversary Edition of LIFFC.

On May 20, 2013 at the Chateau Briand in Long Island, New York, LIFFC held its first preliminary event that leads up to the ‘Main Event’ on November 25, 2013 that is taking place at the Long Island Hilton with an expected 1,500 spectators and businesspeople to be in attendance. Last night the turnout was in the vicinity of 300 along with members of the media.

All of the current sponsors were honored on stage and many of the donors and their products were highlighted as well.

Get your company involved by donating products you would like to highlight in one of the silent silent auctions or raffles or by participating as a sponsor receiving constant promotion for your business at an extremely affordable cost with all proceeds benefiting charity.

These are the benefiting charities and the available sponsorships. If you would like to learn more and discuss the possibilities contact boxer and fundraiser Mike Haltman, President of Hallmark Abstract Service using his phone number and email address below.

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Hallmark Abstract Service LLC

Michael Haltman, President

131 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205

Jericho, New York 11753

516.741.4723 (O)

516.741.6838 (F)

Email:       mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com

Website:   Hallmark Abstract Service

Blog:         The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

LinkedIn:  Visit my Profile here

At Hallmark Abstract Service, we work harder to make your closings easier!

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The Long Island Fight for Charity

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Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman is training, fundraising and ultimately fighting for the Long Island Fight for Charity!

If you are unfamiliar with LIFFC it is a 501(c)3 celebrating its 10th Anniversary of raising money for three extremely deserving Long Island charities that include:

– The Genesis School supporting children and adults with autism;

– Long Island Community Chest supporting Long Islanders in desperate financial need; and

– The National Foundation for Human Potential supporting education.

The charity year will culminate with the ‘Main Event’ in November at the Long Island Hilton consisting of 12 3-round bouts that will be attended by more than 1,200 Long Island and regional businesspeople.

In addition there will also be several ‘Preliminary events’ held prior to that date that will each have 200-300 attendees.

To learn more visit the Long Island Fight for Charity website here, and to donate please visit this link and choose Michael Haltman as the boxer of your choice.

If you have any questions about the charity, sponsorship opportunities, silent auctions or LIBN journal ads contact Michael Haltman at 516.741.4723 or at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

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Hallmark Abstract LIFFC Corporate Sponsors and Donors! (As of April 29, 2013)

As many of you may be aware, Hallmark Abstract Service president Mike Haltman is training to climb into the boxing ring for charity in the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Long Island Fight for Charity (LIFFC)!

The goal of this effort is to raise as much money as possible for the three fantastic charities that LIFFC supports which are; The Genesis School, Long Island Community Chest and the National Foundation for Human Potential.

Needless to say, any amount that individuals contribute, whether $5, $25 or $500, is greatly appreciated and extremely important if the fundraising goals of LIFFC are going to be met.

In addition to individuals, however, many corporations have listened to the story of LIFFC and jumped on board as both Hallmark Abstract Corporate Sponsors and Corporate Donors.

While many more names will be joining these ranks in the near future, we would like to take the opportunity now to recognize these companies along with providing links to their websites.

If anyone needs the products or services that these extremely generous and philanthropically oriented companies provide, please show your appreciation and support by giving them your business.

For any companies who might want to learn more about LIFFC, the charities, the support and promotion provided to sponsors and ways you may be able to get involved, write Mike Haltman at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com and we can set-up a call or meet in person to discuss the many options that are available.

To donate or learn more about the LIFFC now, visit this link.

Get involved today!

Corporate Sponsors and Corporate Donors!

  1. Crestwood Camp and School
  2. Viana Hotel and Spa
  3. Resorts World Casino
  4. Chicago Title
  5. Sharp Research Corp.
  6. The Andrew Hotel
  7. Sazerac Whiskey
  8. Mcallan Scotch
  9. City Connections Realty
  10. Waters Crest Winery
  11. Expose Your Business
  12. Billsboro Winery
  13. Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa, Reno, Nevada

It’s not too late to get your company onto this list!

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