Local professional wrestlers are trying to defeat a tough opponent — the factors that contribute to children being homeless.
“Words can’t express the way I feel right now for these kids,” said wrestler Markie D.
For one special night, Vanguard Championship Wrestling went to the mat for organizations like Hotel Kids and StandUp For Kids.
Everyday, workers and volunteers wrestle with what it takes to provide temporary shelter to keep children out of the cold. They also give them supplies like toiletries and personal coaching to help homeless families and homeless teenagers get strong mentally and get back on their feet. The VCW wrestlers were trying to provide a night of free fun and entertainment and raise funds so the kids knew someone else cares.
“It’s really cool that I’m hanging out with some of the coolest wrestlers here,” said Danny, one of the kids being treated like a champ.
“The whole goal really is to have a night that they normally wouldn’t get the opportunity to have,” said Nick Jones of Vanguard Championship Wrestling.