Knockout Homelessness, Round 11!

Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 6:00 pm

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Join the Erie City Mission and Erie's own Lou Bizzarro, Sr. as we step into the ring and attack homelessness head on - in this year's 11th Annual Knockout Homelessness fundraising event.

Knockout Homelessness - Round 11

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the
Bayfront Convention Center

5:30 PM – Doors Open for viewing of live auction and raffle items
6-9:30 PM – Dinner and Exhibitions

Guest will enjoy a delicious dinner, a live auction and raffle.
Proceeds from this fundraiser directly benefit those served at the Erie City Mission.

Tickets are on sale now!

$40 General Admission Ticket
$350 General Admission Table of 10
$100 Gold Ticket
$800 Gold Table of 10

Contact Erin Layden at 814/452-4421 x234 or Erin.Layden@eriecitymission.org to reserve your tickets today.


Meet our Celebrity Fighters!

Our celebrity boxers are committed to fighting homelessness both inside and outside the ring. Show your in their corner by donating to their crowdfunding campaign.
Click the link below of your favorite boxer and donate to their campaign today!

100% of the monies raised through the crowdfunding pages go to the programs and services of the Erie City Mission that seek to end homelessness.

Joe Schember Photo

Erie Mayor, Joesph Schember will be going toe-to-toe with Erie boxing legend Lou Bizzarro Sr. in the main exhibition.

Mayor Schember, has never fought inside a ring, but he fights daily for the city of Erie!  
An Erie native; Schember worked for PNC Bank for over 40 years, moving his way from Bank Teller to Regional Manager of the Northwest PA branches. We are excited to partner with Mayor Schember as he enters the ring, and takes on homelessness as Erie's newly elected Mayor, in this year's Main Event Exhibition.

When asked why he chose to join the Mission in the "fight" against homelessness, he said; "I really believe in our community, we need to integrate, we need to reach out to everyone and we need to help the homeless. I believe all of us need to work together and make this a better community; this is a step towards rectifying that. And I am really honored to be a part of doing that."

Show your support of Joe Schember by donating to his campaign!

Andy Kerr

Andy Kerr 
is the Chaplain at the Erie City Mission and Owner of Andy Kerr Coaching; he will touch gloves with Lou Bizzarro, Jr. in the second co-feature bout.

Born and raised in Edinboro, PA, Andy has always had a passion for God and people. 
Following his passion, Andy has served in many roles; a Youth Pastor, Church Planter, Chaplain, Entrepreneur and a Life and Leadership Coach, always seeking to serve God and lead people.  

But don't be fooled by his big heart and somewhat small stature, Andy enters the ring with years of experience in wrestling, track and field, mixed martial arts and cheerleading!

When asked why he chose to join the Mission in the "fight" against homelessness, he said; "My personal "mission" in life is to eliminate poverty in Erie. It is why I work at the Mission; it is why I do life coaching and leadership development and it is why I have chosen to join the KOH fight. This is why I exist."

Show your support of Andy Kerr by donating to his campaign!

Lucas Marsh

Lucas Marsh 
is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services; he will be lacing up his gloves and entering the ring against "John Boy" Bizzarro in the first co-feature bout.

Born and raised in Erie, PA, Lucas graduated from McDowell High School, where he established himself as an All Star Basketball player; scoring 1192 points throughout his high school career. He continued his success throughout college, scoring 2292 points and placing him in the top 20 scoring totals for all of Pennsylvania, and after college, playing for the Magic City Snowbears in Minot, ND.   

As a member of the Marsha Marsh team, a long-time partner of the Mission, Lucas is the perfect contender to kick off the night!

Show your support of Lucas Marsh by donating to his campaign!

"Thank You" Round 11 Sponsors!

Main Event Sponsors
Erie Federal Credit Union
Gateway Health Plan
Marquette Savings Bank
Presque Isle Downs and Casino

Media Sponsor
Lilly Broadcasting

Knockout Sponsor
AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania

Round Sponsors
The Wm. T. Spaeder Co., Inc.

Interested in sponsoring this year's event?

Sponsorship tiers are still available for Round 11.
Download the proposal below.
*advertising space is no longer available.

For more information contact Erin Layden at 814/452-4421 x234 or Erin.Layden@eriecitymission.org