On Monday, Hurricane Sandy ripped across the Northeast, leaving much of the area a disaster zone, especially parts of New York and New Jersey. Lives were lost, homes were ruined, and millions of people were left devastated. Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment, who lives on Long Island where the storm struck extremely hard, was one of the more fortunate ones, as he and his family were able to remain safe, while only suffering damages to their homes. A lifelong New Yorker who has been promoting shows throughout the tri-state area for over a decade, DiBella realizes the importance of banding together in such harsh times as these.
“Where our staff has been greatly inconvenienced and our offices and homes have been left without power, hot water and cell phone service, we suffered no injuries to family, our properties are largely intact and we will be back on our feet shortly,” said DiBella. “The tri-state area is the home of DBE and our Broadway Boxing series. So many of our friends, fans and viewers have suffered far greater damage than we have. Breezy Point, the Rockaways and much of the Jersey Shore will never be the same and people are enduring unbearable suffering in those areas and many others. Broadway Boxing will return before the end of the year and the final card of 2012 will be a fundraising effort for those most harmed by Hurricane Sandy. We will work with possible television outlets and venues and an announcement will be forthcoming shortly.”