JACKIE ATKINS and NEW JERSEY GIVE A KID A DREAM ‘Second Annual Battle on the Beach’ Long Branch NJ July 7th by Calvin Schwartz

JACKIE ATKINS and NEW JERSEY GIVE A KID A DREAM  ‘Second Annual Battle on the Beach’ Long Branch NJ July 7th   by Calvin Schwartz


Jackie Atkins receiving community award.



with Jackie Atkins and Alicia Furman at last year Battle on the Beach

In the ring being a good journalist with Jackie Atkins


I met Jackie Atkins a few years ago at a benefit comedy concert in Neptune. When we were introduced, it was mentioned she was an inductee into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. Of course, that resonated with me, and a year later, when the opportunity manifested, I contacted her to be a guest on our NJ Discover Live TV Show along with Crystal Woods, an award-winning body builder and life-style coach. Two award winning women in sports not usually associated with women. That made for a fascinating TV Show.

I’ve been to her Gleason’s gym in Long Branch (for kids) and even went into the ring with her, mostly for the photo-op. She continues to be a glowing inspiration not only to me but to the legions of kids in Monmouth County who train and learn about life with her. Her New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream promotes “TURNING OUR MOST VULNERABLE NEW JERSEY YOUTH INTO CHAMPIONS OF LIFE.”

Last year was the very first Battle on the Beach. Due to inclement weather it was held at a local gym. I attended and it was a mind expansive experience to see the depth of involvement of kids and the community engaged in boxing and learning about life. This year is the second Battle on the Beach. A real beach in Long Branch. The New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream is such a great cause. Please consider coming down and or supporting!!

Calvin Schwartz   6-29-18     



FOR MORE INFORMATION   http://www.njgakad.com/






 NEW JERSEY GIVE A KID A DREAM                            www.njgakad.com   

New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream in partnership with the Long Branch Department of Recreation proudly present the annual “Battle on the Beach 2018” fundraiser event.


New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream (NJGAKAD) is a 501c3 organization, supported by private donations, the exceptional coaches & training staff members of Gleason’s Jersey Shore gym, community members and professionals willing to volunteer their time and invest in our youth. NJGAKAD marries the benefits of boxing with a curriculum that includes positive life skills and social services to encourage and empower children to achieve their goals, regardless of adversity. The Give a Kid a Dream program integrates the discipline of amateur Olympic style boxing with fitness, life skills, counseling, mentoring and academic advancement under one directive.

100% of your donation will fund the Battle on the Beach event as well as the ongoing work and support this program so desperately need to help our children. Please visit the foundation website at www.njgakad.com

Annual Battle on the Beach 2018

July 7th, 2018 


1st Bout at 5 p.m.


The Great Lawn located on Ocean Ave between Ocean Place Hotel & Rooney’s

Rain date – July 8th, 2018


On July 7, 2018 New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream will host the Inaugural Battle on the Beach Fundraiser in Long Branch on the Great Lawn located on Ocean Avenue between Ocean Place Hotel & Rooney’s. Whether you’re a boxing advocate or just want a fun evening out with the family please join us at this important community event. Support your local New Jersey Olympic amateur boxers as they compete in over 10 exciting championship bouts. Along with your Long Branch town officials and local press you will have the opportunity to hear from and meet boxing professionals that support this terrific cause. Attendance for standing room viewing is free! Bring lawn chairs if you prefer to sit and please note a limited number of ‘For Sale VIP and Premium Seating’ will be available for pre-sale.





Named Sponsors will receive ongoing recognition and VIP treatment throughout the event – a great opportunity to support your local foundation and give back to the community while creating a lucrative marketing opportunity. Join your current and future customers, as well as your local colleagues at this well attended community event. *Details and customization of sponsorship opportunities to be discussed with event organizer.


Details of this Elite sponsorship to be discussed with event organizers
Included but not limited to:
Business Name to Dominate Event
Full Page Ad in Program
12 Ringside Seats
Opportunity to Announce Elite Bouts/Present Awards
Press Opportunities & More



Introduce Bout

4 Ringside Seats

Award Presentation

Full Page Ad



Award Presentation

2 Ringside Seats

Half Page Ad


Back Cover Full Page Ad $175 (only one available)
Inside Front Cover Full Page Ad $150 (only one available)
Inside Back Cover Full Page Ad $140 (only one available)
Full Page Ad $120
Half Page Ad $80

Quarter Page Ad $50

Bullet Ad $20



Limited number of ‘VIP Access Only’ Ring-side seats for sale

LIMITED – $30 per Seat

Limited ‘Premium Access Only’ Assigned Seating behind VIP Section

$25 per Seat


Interested in sponsorship opportunities or Limited Pre-Sale Tickets   

Contact: Alicia Furman 646.623.4237  aliciajfurman@gmail.com

Please make all checks payable to New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream


www.njgakad.com           OUR YOUTH ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!


Jackie Atkin, founder

Jackie Atkins, Founder

Though she blushes at the number of Coach of the Year awards or her induction into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, Jacklyn developed a reputation for being a miracle worker with her fighters, such as founding the competitive women’s boxing program at West Point Academy. Learning boxing from an early age with the New Jersey Police Athletic League, Jackie became fluent in multiple fighting styles in addition to serving as a development executive at AT&T.

Matter-of-fact excellence is Jacklyn’s norm; through her work with Give a Kid a Dream, she’s also began to be as recognized as a child advocate, including winning the Tony Dowling Child Advocacy Award in 2016.

“I believe these kids needed someone passionate about them and needed someone that would fight for them, and beside their family, whether that’s one parent or two, or grandparents,” Jackie says. “In boxing, I can enter a ring and perhaps I’ll win, or perhaps not. But when it comes to these kids, losing is not an option.”


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