IFL Stars To Participate In “Fleet Week” Activities


Jerry Milani sent along the following:


Star athletes Ben Rothwell, Rory Markham, Jamal Patterson, Mark Miller
and Brian Foster, world champion Quad City Silverbacks Coach Pat
Miletich and New York Pitbulls coach Renzo Gracie to meet, thank and
entertain troops

NEW YORK, May 14, 2007 — The International Fight League (OTC.BB:
IFLI), the world’s number one team-based professional mixed martial arts
league, announced the latest in a series of events honoring United
States servicemen and women. IFL coaches and athletes, including
undefeated heavyweight Ben Rothwell (Kenosha, Wis.) of the Quad Cities
Silverbacks and military vets Mark Miller (Chicago, Ill.) of the Chicago Red
Bears and Josh Odom (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Brian Foster (Moreno Valley,
Calif.) of the San Jose Razorclaws, will be joined by “IFL
Battleground” host Tiffany Fallon in a unique embark opportunity aboard ship as
the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard come to New York for Fleet

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show our support for our
troops and thank them for their service in their own environment, on
board ship as they transit to Fleet Week New York. We feel honored to do
so,” said Kurt Otto, IFL co-founder and commissioner. “We are also
proud to have our staff and our athletes participate in the event at
Webster Hall on Friday, which will give us the opportunity to honor an
even larger group which has come to New York for the annual

On Monday, May 21, the athletes, Miletich and Fallon will board the USS
Winston Churchill and the USS Wasp for the two-day trip from Norfolk,
Va., to New York Harbor. The athletes will partake in everyday life
with the crew: visiting their work spaces and holding special
meet-and-greet events. They will also demonstrate some self-defense techniques for
all those on board. On Tuesday night, Gracie and his team will fly out
to other ships for similar opportunities. All will participate in the
opening ceremonies for Fleet Week on May 23, as the Parade of Ships
takes place in New York Harbor. Then on Friday, May 25, Gracie and his
team will join IFL ring girls and 2007 Miss Maine, Carissa Staples, for a
meet and greet at Webster Hall. “IFL Battleground” cameras will
also be on board to record the events for the show, which airs nationally
on MyNetworkTV.

The Fleet Week activities are the latest in a series of events the IFL
is undertaking to honor the military. Others include clinics this week
in Chicago prior to the event on May 19 at the Sears Centre, and an
event for troops in the Pacific Northwest prior to the IFL card in
Everett, Wash., on June 1. Additional activities will be announced in the
coming weeks.

About the IFL

International Fight League (IFL) is the world’s number one
professional mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in
New York and offices in Las Vegas. For more information about IFL,
please see: www.ifl.tv


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