By Bob Magee of Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets (PWBTS.com
Again this week, more news on Holiday related charity events. If you have other news on holiday collections of canned food, Toys for Tots toy collections or other charity benefits, send them to me at this address.
Missy Hyatt sent along the following:
A while back, Cynthia Keene asked me if I could help organize a wrestling show to help raise toys. I said the logistics would be too costly & the return would not justify the headache for anybody involved.
Instead I been calling in every person that I know in the wrestling business to see if anybody can get any children’s shirts or toys to donate to Toys For Tots. If you can help me out it would be greatly appreciated.
I’m also heavily involved with Russell’s Rescue that helps in pet adoption. Hopefully I can build enough good karma to get me a Legends Figure or a spot as the Gobbledy Gooker in my life time.
All donations can be sent to
Toys For Tots
C/O Cynthia Keene
PO Box 982
Springfield, MO 65801
Atomic Championship Wrestling presents “Christmas Comes Early” on Saturday night, December 5, 2009 at the Stevens Fire Hall in Stevens, PA; located at 91 Stevens Rd, Stevens, PA. Doors open at 6 pm with a belltime of 7 pm. Ticket are $15 each and kids 5 and under are free. Fans are asked to bring a canned good as we are collecting food for a local food bank.
Scheduled events with Toys for Tots collections/holiday benefits are:
Ontario independents are holding “Wrestling for Tina”, a one time charity show with all proceeds going to cancer research on December 5 at 16 McKinstry Street, Hamilton, ON with a 7:00 pm belltime. Tickets are $5. Donations will also be accepted.
Ashley Sixx vs Michael Elgin
Great Canadian Wrestling will hold their fourth annual SickKids charity event, GCW Seasons Beatings on Monday, December 28, 2009.
All-Star Wrestling Alliance presents “A Night for the Kids 2″ to benefit to benefit “Fox8 Gifts for Kids” on Tuesday, December 15 at the National Guard Armory in Lexington, NC with a 7:30 pm belltime. FOX8/WGHP is kicking off its 21st year of giving back to the community with FOX8 Gifts for Kids. The holiday campaign collects gifts for The Salvation Army chapters of the Piedmont/High Point, NC region.
The ECW Arena, as it does every year, will feature Toys for Tots collections at shows taking place at the “World’s Most Famous Bingo Hall” each Holiday season.
Combat Zone Wrestling will hold a Toys for Tots collection at its annual Cage of Death ECW Arena show on December 12, featuring (so far).
Danny Havoc vs. “The New Horror” Sami Callihan
Drake Younger (champion) vs. Devon Moore
Thumbtack Jack (champion) vs. Hardcore Nick Gage
Drew Blood (champion) vs. Greg Excellent
Adam Cole vs. Tyler Veritas
B-Boy vs. Eddie Kingston vs. Ego Fantastico vs. Jon Moxley
DJ Hyde vs. Nate Hatred
Next, the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance returns to action with its Toys for Tots Holiday Show on December 5 at Saint Matthew’s Baptist Church, 246 Glassboro Road in Williamstown, NJ. The show will be collecting toys for the Gloucester County (NJ) chapter of Toys for Tots. Those making a donation will receive raffle tickets for a prize drawing later in the evening.
In addition to collecting toys for Toys for Tots, “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero will be bodyslamming Autism on December 5th. Cicero has been entered into the Number one contenders battle royal, but he will also be the guest of “Late Night” with your host “The Midnight Idol” Nicky Benz! Jimmy Cicero will be telling everyone about his campaign well as a future venture with the TWA! Cicero has a web page to support BODYSLAMMING AUTISM at http://www.jimmycicerowrestling.com/products.html. Jimmy is selling T-Shirts there to help promote Autism Awareness and the proceeds go to help Autism education and research.
The Hitmen (Michael Bruno & Tony Stetson) vs. Breaker Morant & Johnny Calzone
Plus a special appearance by “Mad Dog” D.C. Drake on “Late Night….with your host The Midnight Idol Nicky Benz and his special guest “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero as Cicero talks about his BODYSLAMMING AUTISM campaign!
Down in Virginia, Marvin Ward and David Hebner have teamed up with the US Marines Toys For Tots program to help needy children in Virginia experience the joy of Christmas. Staff of WHE will be volunteering their time and efforts over the next couple weeks gathering donations and supplies for the program. ‘The goal will be to collect as many toys and contributions as we can before Christmas so we can assure happiness in as many kids lives as possible this Christmas’ stated Hebner.
‘The economy is in really bad shape; the worse I have ever seen it in my lifetime. Parents are struggling and doing everything they can just to keep heat in the house and food on the table and at the end of the day they have nothing left. The kids have to suffer for it and it’s not right. We want to help these parents out as much as we can. If we can help 10 families out this Christmas, then we have brought joy and happiness and made a difference in people’s lives.’ stated Ward. Ward Hebner Entertainment will spread a little extra joy this year as Marvin and David along with Short Sleeve Sampson and several other wrestlers will be joining the convoy helping deliver gifts.
“How much more joy can you get in your heart to see the faces of parents and children when you pull up in their driveway and they know thanks to donations and help from the community, their family will have a nice Christmas. That’s what it’s all about, and we are honored to help.” stated Hebner. If you would like to make a donation or get involved with the Toys for Tots program, go to this link and click on the link at the top of the website.
Milwaukee area independent Brew City Wrestling will hold a holiday themed fundraiser on their December 11 show, “A Reason For The Season” to benefit a local boy was severely burned in a car fire in July.
Dynamite Championship Wrestling is doing its yearly Toys For Tots show on December 12th at Sussex Central High School, 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown, DE with a 5:00 pm belltime. Tickets are available at Lewes Pizza, Lewes, DE, Tough Luck Tattoo in Lewes, DE and Absolute Tints in Laurel, DE.
United Wrestling Coalition will do its annual Toys for Tots show on December 5 at Burlington County College’s Pemberton, NJ campus. Toys for Tots Pro Wrestling Toy Drive is slated for Saturday December 5th at Burlington County College’s Pemberton Campus (snow date is December 12th). The doors will open at 6:30 PM with Bell Time slated for 7:00 PM.
Many UWC originals from 15 years ago have been invited for a reunion match, Twiggy Ramirez, Don Montoya, Cell Block Four, Joe Rules and Section 8 are all confirmed.
There will be 8 matches (as in years past) and there is a Toy Drive Competition taking place, where ANY community group (scouts, sports groups, youth groups, church groups) can compete to win prizes/cash for their efforts! If you need information, give UWC a call at (609) 792-9328.
If you’d like to make a direct donation to the Marine Toys for Tots foundation, you can go to this link.
Until next time….
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