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Your Chance To Bowl With Ray Boom Boom Mancini

Legendary Hall of Fame Boxer Ray Boom Boom Mancini has spent a good portion of his post career giving back to charity.  Along with the help of Maria Barth who founded and runs the Ray Mancini Foundation, Ray is always eager to give back to the community.


The Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini Foundation has been around for a little over two years, and is working hard to change the lives of those who need it the most in the community. Ray along with company founder and president Maria Barth have worked hard to leave no stone unturned in their path to helping others.

Both Maria and Ray have touched my life in a very personal and positive way and anyone they come across will tell you the same thing. They have hearts of gold and I was lucky enough to have the chance to speak with Maria recently on how the foundation came together and their plans for the future.

Q – Did you follow Ray during his professional boxing career?

A – I was only 8 when Ray turned pro so I didn’t really follow his career but was very impressed by his overall success in boxing and entertainment when I began my business relationship with him in 2005.

Q – What were some of the first impressions you had upon meeting Ray, and just some of the overall traits he posses that make him so likable?

A- My first impression of Ray was that I was taken back by his generosity and kindness he had in his heart for everyone. He never turns anyone away and takes time to talk to each individual and gives them his undivided attention always. He leaves lasting impressions in young and old peoples minds. When my brother was just 12 years old, he went to the Golden Gloves fight and Ray was already champion and just there as a spectator and was walking out of the arena, my brother asked him for an autograph and Ray said “come on kid walk with me” and he did and talked to him for a while and gave him his autograph. My brother is 46 and he never forgot that day.

Q – A lot of former boxers are now bankrupt or had other major post retirement issues that kept them from living a normal life, what is it about Ray that he has been able to avoid those issues and remain such a respected member of the Youngstown community?

A- Ray was always satisfied with what he was given and never needed to live in an extravagant way therefore he has sustained a conservative lifestyle and never fell off the beaten path. Ray’s faith in god, I believe is also something that got his through tough times during his career.

Q-How did you come up with the idea of a foundation and what steps did you take to make it occur?

A-In 2014, Ray was living in California and I was involved with the Hope House Visitation Center. I suggested bringing Ray in for an event and due to the overwhelming response they followed up with another event. Being involved in the charity and doing other charitable events, I went to Ray and presented the idea to start The Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini Foundation.

In November, 2014 we sat down and discussed the logistics of forming a Foundation and what all went in to making the venture successful. In January, 2015 The Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini Foundation was formed.

The main objective and goals of the Foundation are to sponsor events that benefit either other charities or individuals/families in need. Can you tell us about some of these events you have had and the people you have helped?

In the short months we have been in existence, we have helped individuals with meals, utility bills, medical bills as well as sponsoring events for local charities and having a brunch and dance for disabled and underprivileged children.

Three charities you have helped are the Hope House, Purple Cat and The Difference Makers, can you tell us a little bit about why you chose these three?

We really didn’t isolate who we were helping, these three charities were near and dear to Ray and collectively it was decided by the Board to start our giving back to these three and we hope to help many more in the future.

For more info on the foundation swing over to



As this March, the foundation will hold the Second Annual Ray Mancini Foundation Bowl A Thon

Proceeds will benefit The Ray Mancini Scholarship Fund at Mooney High School


Want to meet Ray and help a great cause? See the details below and have fun!





 Where:            Holiday Bowl                                                              Strike-Out-$400

                        777 Youngstown-Poland Road                                 Two teams (8 bowlers)

Struthers, OH  44471                                                 Logo/name placement on RBBM website

                                                                                                            Company logo/name displayed on a lane

When:             March 4, 2017                                                                                                                                                            

Time:               3:00-6:00 pm                                                              Spare-Out-$250

                        6:00-9:00 pm                                                              One Team (4 bowlers)

Logo/name placement on RBBM website

Donation:       $100.00 per team which includes:                            Company logo/name displayed on a lane

                        3 games, shoes and food provided

                        By Bellaria Pizza                                


There will be cash prizes awarded for first, second and third place.


Payable to :    The Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini Foundation

P.O. Box 20

                        Struthers, OH  44471


Contact:          Maria Meadors at 330-559-8891 or email at to         register your team or any questions as teams are limited to 36 per time slot


Proceeds will benefit The Ray Mancini Scholarship Fund at Mooney High School


The Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini Foundation is a 501 3(c) non-profit organization


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