Former ‘Danbury Trashers’ Owner Jim Galante Speaks Out [PHOTOS]
Remember the logo? A skating garbage can with laser eyes? It was one of the best logos ever created and belonged to Jim Galante's hockey team, the Danbury Trashers, Danbury's first professional sports team.
Galante served six years of an 87 month sentence after pleading guilty to racketeering and tax fraud charges back in 2008 and was released last July. He said his main goal is to push his 28-year-old son, AJ's career as a boxing promoter, not reliving, what he calls, his "woes" with the government.
May 30 was AJ's debut as a boxing promotor, when he brought "Danbury Fight Night" to the Danbury Arena which attracted 2,000 boxing fans and received rave reviews!
This was the first professional fight card in Danbury in more than a generation and yes, AJ's dad, Jim was there standing off to the side with a look of respect and admiration as his son worked the arena by shaking hands and welcoming ticket holders.
The Galante's plan is to work together to bring boxing to Danbury. Jim said that instead of at-risk kids getting all jammed up going to prison, boxing could be their ticket out of trouble, their "Get Out of Jail Free" card.
With the Danbury Whaler's future not looking very promising, Jim Galante says, "The rumor has it that we're going to take the spot of the Whalers. I don't know about that. But if you know anything about me, you've got to keep an open mind. At $13 a ticket you're not going to get rich with hockey. I love the city. I love the people of the city.You never know with me. You just never know."