March 19, 2012 (Miami, FL) – Toraño Family Cigar Co. was honored to be chosen to participate in the Charley Foundation’s 8th Annual Ringside: A Fight for Kids on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Liberty Hall, in The Factory at Franklin. The Charley Foundation is a Nashville-based non-profit organization that provides support to charitable agencies addressing the critical needs of children. This year’s black-tie boxing event was emceed by Storme Warren, host of GAC’s Headline Country and Music Row Happy Hour on Sirius/XM Highway 16 Radio. Tom Baldrica, president of Nashville music label Average Joe’s Entertainment, served as ring announcer.

Toraño Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bruce Lewis and Toraño Territory Manager Andrea Hummel proudly represented Toraño Family Cigar Co. as they hosted guests at the Toraño cigar lounge located on the second level overlooking the boxing ring and stage. Guests who included celebrities and NFL Alumni enjoyed some of Toraño’s finest handmade cigars while taking in a spectacular night of professional boxing, live music performances, and live auction.
Torano boxing

Event guests started the evening with gourmet dining and were entertained with musical performances by 80’s pop sensation Tiffany, Country artists Bridgette Tatum, James Otto, and Ira Dean. Once the music died down, the action revved up as four professional boxing bouts were sanctioned by the Tennessee Athletic Commission for the evenings main event. The Toraño lounge was in full swing at this point, as boxing and smoking premium cigars are a perfect match. Bruce Lewis was on hand to educate and share Toraño family history as event guests were able to choose award-winning Toraño cigars from custom made cigar menus created for the event.

“The Ringside: A Fight for Kids” was a grand night for a great cause. President of Toraño Family Cigar Co. Charlie Toraño said,” We have made a conscious decision to set aside resources for functions that give back to the community and we here at the Toraño family were grateful to have been part of this great event. The Charley Foundation does amazing things to help children and we hope that this is only the beginning of a wonderful relationship with this great organization.”

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.