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HALL OF FAME TO NAME 2018 PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
GRAND MARSHAL ON TUESDAY APRIL 17th
Parade of Champions Set for Sunday, June 10th at 1 p.m.
CANASTOTA, NY - APRIL 12, 2018 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame will release the name of the 2018 Parade of Champions Grand Marshal on Tuesday, April 17th at 11 a.m. “Each year boxing fans eagerly anticipate the Hall of Fame’s announcement of the parade grand marshal,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “We are very much looking forward to Tuesday’s exciting announcement and it will be an honor to welcome the 2018 grand marshal to Canastota in June!” The Parade of Champions, set for Sunday, June 10th at 1:00 p.m. as part of the 2018 Hall of Fame Weekend, will pass through the streets of Canastota and lead to the grounds of the Hall of Fame Museum prior to the start of the Official Induction Ceremony honoring the new class of inductees. Events planned for the weekend include a Fight Night at Turning Stone, banquet, cocktail party, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show and 5K race and fun run. In addition to the grand marshal, over 35 boxing stars will be highlighted in the Parade of Champions, along with pageant caliber bands, drum & bugle corps, pipe bands, floats and community organizations. For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 2018 Induction Weekend and the announcement of the parade grand marshal, please call the Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095, like the Hall on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO
OFFICIAL RESORT CASINO OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOXING HALL OF FAME WEEKEND
In October, Turning Stone Resort Casino and the International Boxing Hall of Fame announced a major five-year partnership. The multifaceted program will spotlight the entire region, garnering national attention and will boost Central New York tourism. The program includes a series of exhilarating nationally-televised boxing events at Turning Stone and will culminate every year in June with an elaborate and bigger-than-ever International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend celebration with several events, promotions, restaurant specials and more. Turning Stone has become internationally-known for legendary fight-of-the-year level boxing matches, rivaling arenas in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami. In fact, one of the very first fights held at the resort was boxing legend Hector “Macho” Camacho defeating Tommy Small in a sixth round knockout. Over the years, several Boxing Hall-of-Famers and boxing legends have fought or promoted fights at Turning Stone, including Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto and Oscar de la Hoya.