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Saturday Night Fights at Resorts; Top high school wrestlers to vie in Atlantic City

Lou Perri

Thursday, December 12, 2013 • 6:59am

Heavyweight Kelvin "Price is Right" Price, 14-1, 6 KOs, knows very well that his opponent on Saturday night is an undefeated puncher with a great deal of buzz surrounding him.  However, the six-foot, seven-inch, fighter from Pensacola, FL, is not letting the dangerous reputation of Amir Mansour, 19-0, 14 KOs, distract him from trying to do what no other fighter has managed thus far. 

When Price meets the trash-talking slugger from Wilmington, DE in a scheduled 10-rounder at Resorts International Hotel and Casino, he is determined to use his size and experience to expose and upset the highly touted and unbeaten Mansour. The bout is the main event on the next edition of Fight Night, the nationally televised live boxing series on NBC Sports Network.  The program begins at 8PM. 

Tickets are priced $75 and $50. They can be purchased at the Resorts International Hotel and Casino Box Office, 800-736-1420 and at TicketMaster. Click here to connect to TicketMaster or cut and paste: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Main-Events-Boxing-tickets/artist/1940738

Doors open at 5PM. The main event and co-feature will be televised on NBC Sports Network's Fight Night, December 14th, 8 - 10PM ET.  

Six additional bouts are planned for the card which is promoted by Main Events and Peltz Boxing in association with DiBella Entertainment.  

 

 

In what has become an eagerly anticipated annual tradition, hundreds of the top high school wrestlers from around the state will converge on Atlantic City to spend the weekend competing in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) State Wrestling Championships at Boardwalk Hall March 7, 8, and 9, 2014. On Friday, December 13 at noon, All-session tickets will go on sale at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office as well as all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 1-800-736-1420 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. All-session tickets will be priced at $40 per ticket.

 

 

For group sales via e-mail or mail order, orders will be accepted from Friday, December 13 through Friday, February 7. Groups must consist of a minimum of 15 people and a maximum of 50. A $15 service charge will also be added to all group orders. To obtain a group order form, please visit www.njsiaa.org or www.boardwalkhall.com.  Forms can be sent to the Boardwalk Hall Box Office via regular mail to 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, e-mailed to boffice@accenter.com, or faxed to (609) 348-7805.

 

The competition begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7, for the preliminaries and pre-quarter finals. On Saturday, March 8, the competition starts at 10 a.m. for the quarter-finals and wrestle-backs I and II.  Following the morning session, Boardwalk Hall will clear the facility and re-open doors at 4 p.m. for the 5 p.m. evening session of the semi-finals and wrestle-backs III and IV.  On Sunday, March 9, competition begins at 10 a.m. for  wrestleback #5 and consolations, followed by the finals and awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m.  Doors open one hour prior to each session.

 

 

The tournament is the highlight of the year for the sport of wrestling.  The race for the championship titles begins with the district competitions on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 in each of the 14 weight classes (106 lbs, 113 lbs, 120 lbs, 126 lbs, 132 lbs, 138 lbs, 145 lbs, 152 lbs, 160 lbs, 170 lbs, 182 lbs, 195 lbs, 220 lbs, 285 lbs.) and is open to all New Jersey high schools who are members of the NJSIAA.  The competition heightens with the final regional competition on Wednesday, February 26, Friday, February 28, and Saturday, March 1. The season culminates with the State Championships in Atlantic City where the top wrestlers in each weight class of the eight regions will vie for the Championship Title.

 

 

Senior citizens (65 and older), children (2-12) and students with a valid grade school or high school ID are eligible for a $2 ticket purchased during the weekend of the event. Single-session reserved tickets will go on sale Friday, December 27 and are priced at $10 per session.

 

A limited amount of parking is available in the Boardwalk Hall parking garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Convenient, economical parking is located throughout Atlantic City in municipal lots and privately owned garages.  Guests are encouraged to park in the more than 13,000 available parking spots in close proximity. Enjoy a walk down the world’s most famous pedestrian corridor, the Atlantic City Boardwalk, to the Hall.  Maps of all parking locations are available at the Atlantic City Visitor’s Center locations, Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall’s Guest Services office. For destination information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.  For information about Boardwalk Hall, visit www.boardwalkhall.com.

 

 

 

Alyson Stevens, a Psychology major who is currently working as a public policy associate at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.

Stevens, a senior at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, has been evaluating federal and state policy, legislation and regulation to help the foundation formulate new strategies for preventing suicide. She is from Jackson in Ocean County, NJ.

“I also assist in the creation of strategies for broadening the base of grassroots advocates for suicide prevention,” Stevens said of her internship. “This includes exploring new media and web-based opportunities to promote AFSP’s mission.”

Stockton College’s Washington, D.C. Internship program is an intensive para-professional and academic experience in which Stockton students live, work, and study in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. Stockton is affiliated with the nation’s largest internship organization, The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars.

The Hughes Center scholarship helps defray the cost of living in the nation’s capital, making it possible for students to participate in internships.

Stevens, a student in the college’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is minoring in Gerontology and Holistic Health. She said that led her to “use my background from Experimental Psychology to conduct research for alternative medicines in mental health” – something the foundation had not been discussing.

“Although I am only one small person, I believe I am contributing to a greater cause,” Stevens said. “Every day I come to work at AFSP, I know we are helping thousands of individuals.”

 

 

The Philadelphia History Museum is hosting a Toddler Story Hour on Tuesday, December 17. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., for a reading of The Nutcracker.Children 18 months to 5 years are invited to listen to the story in the Museum's Main Gallery on a map of Philadelphia. There will also be instruction in the five classical ballet positions and a viewing of the exhibition Behind the Scenes of The Nutcracker, currently on view in the Museum's Community History Gallery. 
Free to Museum Members; non-members are $5 for adults, children are free.

 

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