Just 5 days after Ricardo Almeida goes to battle with Matt Hughes at UFC 117, the welterweight fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt will travel back home to the east coast where he will participate in the Sea Paddle Around New York City Event.
The event benefits Autism organizations and Surfers’ Environmental Alliance.
Ricardo’s son, Renzo Almeida, named after his legendary jiu-jitsu instructor Renzo Gracie, has Autism and Ricardo has long supported and benefited organizations to help in the cause.
The Sea Paddle Around NYC event will benefit several autism foundations in and around New York and New Jersey, as well as national organizations like Autism Speaks and the Beautiful Son Foundation.
Ricardo is currently raising funds for his charity effort, if you’d like to donate please go to: http://seapaddlenyc.dojiggy.com/ricardoalmeida
You can also visit www.SeaPaddleNYC.org for more information on the event.