Court Street Attorney Returns to Alaskan Wilderness

March 23, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Judges and Lawyers Gather at Gleason’s Gym to Help Fund Youth Group’s Journey North

Samuel GregoryLocal defense attorney Samuel Gregory will return to the northern backcountry once again — leading a group of Brooklyn youths into the wild for the fifth straight year.

As part of the promotion for the project, Gregory’s 9-year-old son, Emmet “Ever-Ready” Gregory fought Sam “the Speed Demon” on Wednesday night at the famed Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO, where Gregory holds his annual Brooklyn-to-Alaska Project fundraiser to raise donations for the trip that brings a dozen or so youths, who are otherwise financially unable to finance such a trip themselves, into the Alaskan backcountry.

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The late Hope Reichbach’s boxing trainer rang a bell for the young community activist, who, just weeks before her unexpected death last year, presented her father, Kings County Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach, with an award at the 2011 Brooklyn-to Alaska Project fundraiser.

Kelli Thornwell presents her father, James “Country” Thornwell with an award on Wednesday night, with the other honorees and presenters inside the ring. From left: honoree and Law Offices of Samuel Gregory administrative assistant Louis Hernandez, presenter and Brooklyn Supreme Court clerk Timothy McLoughlin, honoree and Brooklyn Supreme Court clerk Joseph Rebasti, honoree and Brooklyn attorney Jimmy Collins, and his brother and presenter Joseph Collins.

 —Ryan Thompson

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