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FDNY Taking On NYPD In Charity Boxing Match For Wounded Warrior

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - On November 19, the FDNY Bravest will take on the NYPD Fighting Finest in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

Some of the proceeds benefit Lt. James Byler of Huntington, Long Island, who lost both legs in Afghanistan.

“We are hoping to raise enough funds where we can renovate his home to meet his needs,” said FDNY team spokesperson Bobby McGuire.

Some of those needs include a ramp, accessible cooking utilities, and handicapped bathroom.

“Being Veteran’s Day is right around the corner, I don’t know of any better way we could honor our vets than helping one in need and we feel we kind of owe these guys,” McGuire told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

Tickets prices start at $30 and can be purchased HERE or you can simply make a donation to help rebuild the lieutenant’s home by clicking HERE.