MEDIA ALERT: Evander Holyfield to feed homeless in Las Vegas for ‘Christmas in January’ event at Las Vegas Rescue Mission

World champion boxer/Global Village Champions Foundation ambassador will participate in the January 30th event at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission alongside the nonprofit’s co-founder Yank Barry
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(PR NewsChannel) / January 14, 2014 / LAS VEGAS 

Global Village Champions Foundation Christmas in JanuaryIn cooperation with the Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas, Global Village Champions Foundation (GVCF), the nonprofit working to knock out hunger and provide humanitarian aid founded by philanthropist Yank Barry and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, jointly announce that former heavyweight champion and Global Village ambassadors Evander Holyfield, along with Barry, will serve 1,000 meals at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission as part of a “Christmas in January” celebration.

Following Christmas and New Year’s, food pantries run short on food due to high demand from the holidays.Boxing Hall of Fame_Las Vegas

As part of the Christmas in January event, GVCF will also donate an additional 25,000 meals to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Currently, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission serves 1,000 meals daily.

WHAT: Christmas in January

WHEN: Thursday, January 30th; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Las Vegas Rescue Mission
480 West Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV 89106-3227

WHO: Yank Barry, Evander Holyfield, other boxers including Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks and Fernando Vargas, Global Village Champions Foundation in partnership with the Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas

WHAT: GVCF with the Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas will be hosting Christmas in January, where approximately 1,000 will be served a hot meal by GVCF staff and championship boxers.

Las Vegas Rescue MissionVideo, photography and interview opportunities will be available.

For more information, photos and video of Global Village Champion Foundation, please visit

About Global Village Champions Foundation: Started in 1995 by Yank Barry, Global Village Champions Foundation strives to become the undisputed world leader in private, humanitarian delivery of nutrition to needy persons across the globe, while sustaining human life and helping to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth. With the help of donors and notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Gary US Bonds, and Evander Holyfield, the nonprofit has provided nearly a billion meals to the hungry around the world.

Learn more about Global Village Champions Foundation: Electronic Press Kit:

Glenn Selig
PR firm: The Publicity Agency
Phone: 813-708-1220 x7777 | Cell: 813-300-5454

Jessica Pajak
PR firm: The Publicity Agency
Phone: 813-708-1220 x7782

Shelley Williams
Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 420-0522

John Fogal
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
Director of Development
Phone: (702) 306-3242

For corporate and partnership inquiries and ways to help GVCF, please contact:
Audra McMurray
Global Village Champions Foundation
Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: (941) 552-8486
Cell: (941) 524-1484

Direct link:

SOURCE:  Global Village Champions Foundation

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