CORPORATE CLASH: Event was a charitable success

Greg “the Hannibal” Hall from G & S Diesel, and Mark “the Grenade” Scarce from Camden Hire battling it out in the ring. Pictures: Kevyn Moore, Camden Rotary
Greg “the Hannibal” Hall from G & S Diesel, and Mark “the Grenade” Scarce from Camden Hire battling it out in the ring. Pictures: Kevyn Moore, Camden Rotary

Crowds were treated to a spectacle like no other over the weekend, when businessmen and women from Macarthur jumped in the boxing ring for charity.

Corporate Clash co-founder Mark "The Grenade" Scarce with nephew Lachlan O’Brien.

Corporate Clash co-founder Mark "The Grenade" Scarce with nephew Lachlan O’Brien.

The second annual Corporate Clash drew a full house to The Cube on Saturday night, and raised more than $65,000 for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and Camden Rotary.

The brainchild of Mark Scarce from Camden Hire, and Grant Butterfield of Marsdens Law Group, the Corporate Clash this year saw seventeen local businesspeople train with Anthony Redward of Grange Old School Boxing for months to prepare for their time in the ring.

This year was also the first time women, namely Stephanie Turner (Marsdens) and Marina Mikelic (Symphony's on Argyle), were involved in the action, though Ms Turner hopes it’s not the last.

Allison James from Marsdens said the night was a ‘‘very successful evening’’ for a great cause.

‘‘There were no losers on the evening, every boxer that jumped into the ring did our cause proud,’’ she said.

‘‘We had a special guest by the name of Lachlan O’Brien, a 12-year-old brain cancer survivor, who got up in front of the 600 plus guests present and told them about his journey with brain cancer.’’

This was especially moving for Mr Scarce, as Lachlan is his nephew.

Ms James said: ‘‘There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience, [Lachlan] even got a standing ovation.

‘‘It was quite moving —  Lachlan O’Brien was the Champion of our event.

‘‘Every guest dug deep and donated, which was very gratifying.’’

Paul "The Night Rider" Collins from The Oaks Hotel in red and Aaran "Jack Daniels" Johnson from Marsdens Law Group in blue with the match referee.

Paul "The Night Rider" Collins from The Oaks Hotel in red and Aaran "Jack Daniels" Johnson from Marsdens Law Group in blue with the match referee.

THE BOXERS:

- Mark Scarce (Camden Hire)

- Grant Butterfield (Marsdens Law Group)

- Angelo Paparo (Paparo Group)

- Troy Newman (Boss Windows)

- Daniel Logue (Fairmont Homes NSW)

- Anthony Vitocco (D. Vitocco Constructions)

- Luke Leone (Barenz)

- Aaran Johnson (Marsdens Law Group)

- Jason Beaven (Crown Electrical Solutions)

- Greg Hall (G & S Diesel)

- Paul Hope (Modern Wealth Management)

- Daniel Alberteri (Subcorp)

- Aneek Moller (Blooms The Chemist)

- Lincon McLaren (McLaren Real Estate)

- Rob Doorey (Radio C91.3FM)

- Marina Mikelic (Symphony's on Argyle)

- Stephanie Turner (Marsdens Law Group)

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