ROUND 6: OPERATION KNOCKOUT – ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

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TUFF-N-UFF TEAMS UP WITH RANDY COUTURE TO SUPPORT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

ROUND 6: OPERATION KNOCKOUT TO BE HELD AT BROOKLYN BOWL

Sixth annual event raises funds for wounded soldiers and their families
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Doors open at 5 p.m.

Tickets On Sale Now!!!

To purchase tickets, please visit www.tuffnuff.com or the Brooklyn Bowl box office.  http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/931477-tuff-n-uff-round-6-operation-las-vegas/

LAS VEGAS – September 10, 2015 – The nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, Tuff-N-Uff today announced it is teaming up with Randy Couture for its sixth annual Round 6: Operation Knockout event Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Now in its sixth year, “Round 6: Operation Knockout” is an annual Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event that was created to help raise funds and awareness for wounded soldiers and their families. This year’s event will be held at Brooklyn Bowl. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are available starting at just $25 through www.tuffnuff.com or online http://www.brooklynbowl.com or by visiting the Brooklyn Bowl box office.

Following five successful years, Operation Knockout continues to grow in size and finds a new home at the Brooklyn Bowl. This exciting, unique charity event features a night of amazing fights and a fabulous silent auction. There will be something for everyone with eight amateur MMA bouts.

Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation provides necessary support and services for wounded soldiers and their families, many of whom return with traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries.

Operation Knockout continues to build on its efforts to raise more money and help more wounded soldiers and their families. The event has raised over $133,000 since its first year and with help of their generous sponsors and donations, the event returns this October 17th at Brooklyn Bowl for its biggest year to date. For more information about this great event, contact Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation at 702-616-1022 or please visit www.xcgif.org.

ABOUT XTREME COUTURE GI FOUNDATION:
The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, was founded by Randy Couture in 2009 to honor the veterans of America’s armed forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families.

Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave men and woman from the armed forces. Even though some of these men and woman are severely injured, they have the courage, strength and determination to win this battle.

For more information on the foundation please visit: http://www.xcgif.org.

ABOUT RANDY COUTURE: Randy Couture served in the Army for 6 years within the 101st Airborne, is a former 6x World MMA Champion, TV and Actor Movie star who was in the Sylvester Stallone movie series – The Expendables I, II and III.

ABOUT TUFF-N-UFF:
A 21-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff has presented the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation since 2003, giving rise to the biggest star in the sport today, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well UFC and Strikeforce veteran Ryan Couture and newly-signed UFC welterweight Alan Jouban. Tuff-N-Uff has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, Tuff-N-Uff became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff presented a second event Thursday, July 3 live from Texas Station, earning status as the first event promotion to be listed on the UFC International Fight Week schedule three years in a row. Tuff-N-Uff celebrated its historic 21st anniversary Saturday, June 27, 2015, with over 16,000 fans, in a sold-out live event inside the Thomas and Mack Center. In 2014, Tuff-N-Uff partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to present, as part of UFC International Fight Week 2014, the first-ever amateur MMA World Championships. Also in 2014, Tuff-N-Uff’s CEO, Jeff Meyer, was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and honored with the Crystal Award for his contributions to martial arts. Dedicated to its founder, the late Barry Meyer, Tuff-N-Uff is committed to the sport of MMA and building the “Future Stars of MMA.”

For more information, visit TuffNUff.com and Follow on Twitter and Instagram @TuffNuff and LIKE us on Facebook.com/TuffNUff.

 ABOUT OPERATION KNOCKOUT:

During Operation Knockout’s first year in 2010, the event drew close to 300 people at Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture Gym that featured a 10-fight exhibition with up-and-coming fighters. Additional entertainment and auction items donated from sponsors, including gym owner and MMA legend Randy Couture, helped to raise $12,000 for the charity. The event proved that MMA supporters were not only very interested in seeing excellent fights, but also in supporting those in need in their community. Continuing to grow, year two brought a partnership with Tuff-N-Uff showcasing 10 fights sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commissioner, adding a new layer of legitimacy for the event. The event was also televised for the first time. Due to these efforts and great people volunteering their time and services, the event raised more than $17,000 with close to 700 people in attendance. In year three, the event brought on a new partner and a new venue with The Pearl Theatre and The Palms Hotel & Casino. The third annual event raised even more money with $34,000 and more than 750 people in attendance. The fourth annual event was at the Texas Station in which it raised $42,000 and more than 850 people in attendance.

ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL:

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is where locals and tourists go for a nightly eclectic blend of live music, 32 bowling lanes and five bars with an all-house made menu created and executed by brothers’ Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s Blue Ribbon Restaurants. When there is a live show, there can be more than 2,000 concertgoers enjoying live music programming from the general admission area, as well as the multimedia bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, notable performances include Elvis Costello & The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, O.A.R., Smashing Pumpkins Robert Plant, and Jack White. Brooklyn Bowl is also located in Brooklyn and London, making Las Vegas its third location. Rolling Stone calls Brooklyn Bowl “one of the most incredible places on Earth” while USA Today says “Music lovers and food lovers finally have a spot to share the night: Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ.” For additional information, including the most up- to-date show lineup, visit www.BrooklynBowl.com. To be added to the email list for information regarding upcoming shows, email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

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7th ANNUAL – RIDE FOR OUR TROOPS

Contact Information:
Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation
Scott Haney
email: scott@xtremecouturemma.com
Phone: 702-616-1022


7th ANNUAL – RIDE FOR OUR TROOPS
RANDY COUTURE’S CHARITY MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN

 

The 7th Annual Ride for Our Troops Charity Poker Run in Las Vegas, Nevada will once again be raising funds to benefit the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation (XCGIF). The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation is dedicated to helping wounded Veterans get extra financial help in their time of need and beyond.

Riders may register online for the GI Foundation Poker Run to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Onsite registration will be from 9:00am – 10:30am at the new Las Vegas Harley-Davidson (LVHD) dealer location located at 5191 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119. LVHD will be providing donuts and coffee during registration.

The cost will be $25 per rider, $10 per passenger and $25 per extra poker hand.
Randy Couture will lead the ride which will start at the Las Vegas Harley-Davidson location.

Past riders have included top Hollywood Celebrities and Athletes like Big John McCarthy, Michael Strahan, Jay Glazer, Ben Carey, Clay Matthews, Marcedes Lewis, Holt McCallany, Mike Austin, Brian Hopkins, Criss Angel and many more.

The motorcycle charity event entails 5 stops in a 150 mile planned route where participants will receive a poker card at each location. The best and worst poker hands will be given a prize at the end of the run.

Event Ride Lapel Pins will be given out to each participant and FREE GI Foundation Bike Ride T-Shirts for the first 100 riders that Pre-Register. Last year’s event we had over 200 riders and volunteers. There are no administrative costs and 100% of all proceeds directly go to the GI Foundation.

Donations, sponsors and “virtual rider” registrations are encouraged and accepted online or by mailing to Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, 4055 West Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89118.

Need to rent a bike? Rent your ride from Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, the ONLY official authorized Harley-Davidson rental outlet in Las Vegas. Contact Eric Ruffin, Rentals Manager for a one time rate of $89 for this ride. 702-431-8500 ext. 1601

 About Xtreme Couture GI Foundation

The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, founded by Randy Couture in 2009 to honor the veterans of America’s armed forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families.

About Randy Couture
Randy Couture served in the Army for 6 years within the 101st Airborne, is a former 6x World MMA Champion, TV and Actor who was in the Sylvester Stallone movie series – The Expendables I, II and III.

For more information on the foundation please visit: http://www.xcgif.org/

Sunset Station joins KCYE 102.7 The Coyote and Randy Couture in benefitting wounded veterans

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Sunset Station joins KCYE 102.7 The Coyote and Randy Couture in benefitting wounded veterans

Gary Allan, Darryl Worley & more to perform Friday, May 30
in benefit of Randy Couture’s Xtreme G.I. Foundation

Tickets On Sale – Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10 a.m.

LAS VEGAS – – Sunset Station is proud to join KCYE 102.7 The Coyote and Randy Couture in announcing Coyote Under the Stars & Stripes with Gary Allan, Darryl Worley & more– A Benefit for Randy Couture’s Xtreme G.I. Foundation on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Sunset Amphitheater outdoors at Sunset Station. Tickets start at $39 and all proceeds will benefit wounded veterans and their families. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 14 at 10 a.m.

Tickets for Coyote Under the Stars & Stripes with Gary Allan, Darryl Worley & more are $39 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission seating. Reserved seating is available for $59, $69 and $89 plus tax and applicable fees. Proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to Randy Couture’s Xtreme G.I. Foundation to benefit wounded veterans and their families. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto http://www.sclv.com/Entertainment/Concerts-and-Events.aspxor through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit www.sunsetstation.com.

Signed to a major-label deal in the mid-1990s, Gary Allan made his debut on the country music scene with the release of his single “Her Man,” off to his gold-certified debut album Used Heart for Sale. Allan followed with It Would Be You and Smoke Rings in the Dark, which was his first platinum-certified album. Its successors, Alright Guy and See If I Care, were also certified platinum, while 2005’s Tough All Over and 2007’s Greatest Hits both received gold certification. His 2010 release, Get Off on the Pain, climbed to number two on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts and his latest release, 2013’s Set You Free, once again peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Allan has produced more than 25 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including the number-one hits “Man to Man,” “Tough Little Boys,” “Nothing On But the Radio” and “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain).”

Darryl Worley has topped the charts with singles including “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten,” which accomplished the feat for one, two and an incredible seven weeks, respectively. He hit the Top-20 with the first three singles from his impressive major-label debut, Hard Rain Don’t Last and followed with smashes like “If Something Should Happen,” “I Just Came Back From a War” the iconic “Tennessee River Run,” and “Sounds Like Life To Me.” With six studio albums, including I Miss My Friend and gold-certified Have You Forgotten, Worley has sold millions of albums and earned nominations for five major ACM and CMA awards, including “Song of the Year” and “Single of the Year.”

About Sunset Station
Located in Henderson, NV. off Sunset and Stephanie Rd. Sunset Station offers more than 450 hotel room and suites, meeting and convention facilities as well as an array of entertainment options, including concert and lounge venues at the outdoor poolside amphitheater and Club Madrid, bowling at Strike Zone, Regal Cinemas movie theatre with 3D and IMAX offerings as well as numerous bars and lounges. Sunset Station also offers a wide variety of dining options, including Sonoma Cellar steakhouse, Pasta Cucina, Cabo Mexican Restaurant, Oyster Bar, Grand Café, the Feast Buffet and several casual dining options in a food court setting. To learn more about Sunset Station, please call 702.547.7777 or visit http://www.sunsetstation.sclv.com, facebook.com/sunsetstation or twitter.com/sunsetstation_.

About Randy Couture’s Xtreme G.I. Foundation
The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, was founded by Randy Couture to honor the veterans of America’s armed forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 24,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesn’t include the many more suffering the mental effects. Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave men and woman from the armed forces. Even though some of these men and woman are severely injured, they have the courage, strength and determination to win this battle. For more information, please visit www.xcgif.org.

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Central Coast Party to benefit Xtreme Couture GI Foundation – Nov 11th

Randy “The Natural” Couture  invites you to come show your support for returning troops on Saturday November 11th, 2012 from 5pm -10pm at 781-783 Market Street, Morro Bay CA.

Proceeds from this party will benefit the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation (www.xcgif.org)

Entertainment includes: UAL World Class ArmWrestling – Public Challenge, Rick Derringer & Band, Joey V’s Bringing it Back Band and much more!

So if the party wasn’t enough, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will also be in attendance.

The cost is $20 Entry Fee and $15.00 with a Military ID.

Lookingglass Cyber Solutions Teams Up with Randy Couture

Lookingglass Cyber Solutions Teams Up with MMA Hall of Fame Superstar and Action Film Star Randy Couture at the BlackHat Conference for Charity Fundraiser to Benefit Wounded Veterans

 

Arlington, VA – (July 24, 2012) — Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, a cyber security company whose revolutionary appliance-based platform delivers global visibility for Over-The-Horizon Cyber Threat Suppression, today announced a partnership with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstar Randy Couture and his Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation to raise money and awareness for American troops wounded in action and their families. The company will host a VIP charity fundraiser on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the HAZE Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to benefit the foundation and recognize Couture for his work in helping United States Armed Forces veterans while coinciding with the annual BlackHat 2012 security conference.

“Since my retirement from MMA, I’ve focused much of my efforts on helping America’s veterans as they come back to civilian life and I am excited to work with an organization like Lookingglass that has military roots and shares these core values,” said Randy Couture. “We are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for those wounded in action, and this partnership allows us to continue to provide support to those who suffer from physical and mental injuries and their families.”

Lookingglass will present Couture and his foundation with a donation from the company as well as proceeds from the sale of a co-branded t-shirt. The t-shirts will be available for sale at the Lookingglass booth at the Black Hat Conference (Booth #501) and at the charity event on July 26 at HAZE. Tickets to the fundraiser will be available at the Lookingglass booth at BlackHat.

“We are very excited to partner with Randy and the Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation to support our wounded veterans as they come back from active duty,” said Derek Gabbard, CEO of Lookingglass. “With the time and effort that Randy puts into his foundation, he has been able to improve the lives of countless military veterans and we look forward to working with him to expand this mission. We are committed to growing our partnership with Randy and the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation. This is an important first step toward that goal.”

About Lookingglass

Lookingglass Cyber Solutions is the world leader in Over-The-Horizon Cyber Threat Suppression, whose revolutionary solutions deliver deep visibility into the Internet threat landscape. With its ScoutVisionTM and CloudScoutTM solutions, Lookingglass offers alert and warning capabilities that empower customers to continuously monitor for over the horizon threats, such as the presence of botnets, hosts associated with cyber criminal networks, unexpected route changes and the loss of network resiliency. Lookingglass’ outside-in approach accounts for a client’s entire enterprise cyber ecosystem including the extended enterprise, and other networks beyond their control.  This oversight ensures business partners or service providers are not the proximate cause of security breaches or data loss. For more information, visit www.LGScout.com.

About The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation

The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was founded by Randy Couture to honor the veterans of America’s armed forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 24,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesn’t include the many more suffering the mental effects. For more information, or to make a tax deductible charitable donation, visit www.xcgif.org.

 About Randy Couture

Randy Couture established himself as one of the top-tiered Mixed Martial Arts champions and Greco-Roman wrestlers in the world. Couture served six years in the army then eventually held a six-year post as a strength and conditioning assistant wrestling coach at Oregon State University before formally entering the Ultimate Fighting Championship. During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Couture became a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and was the UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Winner. Couture is the first fighter to hold two UFC championship titles in two different divisions (heavyweight and light heavyweight).  Additionally, Couture has become a hot action film star with several movie roles including Expendables 2 which will be released in August 2012. Please visit www.xtremecouture.tv.

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Xtreme Couture GI Foundation now Accepting Applications for Financial Aid

The end of the year is fast approaching along with the joyand stress of the holidays!

For these service men and women who have suffered debilitating injuries while in defense of freedom, the holiday can be a particularly trying time of year.  That is why Xtreme Couture GI Foundation has created an online application that any service person who has suffered a grievous injury while in defense of our country can access and apply for financial aid to assist in their recovery and help make the holidays and the new year as wonderful as they deserve.

In the past, we have worked with the historic Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other worthwhile organizations like the Armed Forces Foundation to help us find individuals in need.  This year, however, we wanted to have a more personal approach to the distribution of funds and allow veterans to share their story directly with us.

The application is designed to help us find those truly in need financially and we encourage family and friends to nominate the wounded warrior who is special in their life and in need of our help.  The application deadline will be November 15, 2011 and recipients will be notified by December 15th, 2011.

>> Visit  the foundation home page to download the application (http://ww.w.XCGIF.org)

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our supporters who have so generously donated their time and money to our cause over the past year.  We hope that those of you who attended our poker tournament last October, our motorcycle rally last May and those who plan to run in the Coyote Springs Trial Run in Las Vegas sponsored by Elemental Running and Pardee Homes on October 30th will attend our events in the future and continue to help XCGIF help others.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to the many celebrities who have given of themselves to us over the past year including Jay Glazer, Fox NFL Analyst; Marcedes Lewis of the Jacksonville Jaguars; Michael Strahan, NFL legend, actor Kevin James; illusionist Criss Angel and many others including our MMA friends Big John McCarthy,  Frank Mirr, Gray Maynard and so many more.  And last but not least, our staff, trainers, and fighters of Xtreme Couture MMA!
Thanks to all for a great year!