Don King’s Annual Christmas Turkey Giveaway Begins Saturday: Nine Cities, Seven States, Five Days

News December 16, 2016

Hall of Fame Promoter, 85, Plays ‘Santa’ For Needy Families 

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 15, 2016) – A 50-year-plus tradition of donating turkeys to needy families around Christmas time will continue this week when legendary Hall of Fame boxing promoter, Don “Only In America” King, will visit nine cities in seven states in five days as part of his annual Christmas Turkey Giveaway that begins this Saturday.  The architect and impresario behind the fabled The Rumble In the Jungle and Thrilla in Manila and countless other historic classic boxing events, King will dole out the thousands of birds in Cleveland, Nashville, New Jersey, Los Angeles, New York, Palm Beach, Fla., Deerfield Beach, Fla., Miami and Las Vegas.

“Our annual turkey giveaway has a special theme this year and that’s to ‘Make America Great Again,’ ’’ King said. “It’s about the veterans. God Bless the veterans and God Bless America!”

Below is the schedule for King’s five-day turkey giveaway:

Saturday, Dec. 17

Cleveland, Ohio
Call and Post
11800 Shaker Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
Contact:  Dale Edwards, 216-773-6600

Monday, Dec. 19

Nashville, Tenn.
Community Care Fellowship
511 S. 8
th St.
Nashville, Tenn. 37206
Contact: Jimmy Adams, 615-601-4857

Newark, N.J.
916 S. Orange Ave.
Newark, N.J. 07106
Contact:  Carolyn Kelly Shabazz, 862-262-9240

New York
National Action Network
106 W. 145
th St.
New York, N.Y. 10039
Contact:  Rev. Richardson, 914-572-6343

Tuesday, Dec. 20

Los Angeles, Calif.
California Black Museum of Jazz and Blues
4317 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90008
Contact:  Michelle Patterson, 949-218-4769
Charles Dudley, 213-819-7812

Palm Beach, Fla.
Palm Beach Jai Lai
1415 N. 45
th St.
Mangonia Park, Fla. 33407
Contact: Addie Green, 561-818-167

Deerfield Beach, Fla.
St. Paul United Methodist Church
244 SE 2
nd Avenue
Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33441
Contact: Jimi Brown, 305-975-7077

Miami, Fla.
14500 NE 11
th Avenue
North Miami, Fla. 33161
Contact:  Hans Mardy, 305-307-9073

Wednesday, Dec. 21
Las Vegas, Nev.
325 East Windmill
Las Vegas, Nev. 89123
Contact:  Eric Brown, 702-325-8134