“I firmly believe that the purest pursuit in all of sport is a wrestler
trying to win a medal for their country”
- Rich Bender, Executive Director, USA Wrestling
Culver City, CA – The Open Mat (TOM) has partnered with the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation (www.xcgif.org) and USA Wrestling to raise funds for wounded veterans. The fundraiser begins January 16, 2017, and ends March 12, 2017. Fans of wrestling can help raise money for the foundation through donations via TOM website. For every $5.00 donated by an individual or company, that donation will receive one entry for the Ultimate Wrestling Weekend.
The Ultimate Wrestling Weekend is our thank you for supporting the foundation. The winner will receive:
· Free hotel accommodations in Las Vegas, NV during the 2017 US Open Wrestling tournament.
· Two VIP Tickets to the US Open
· Dinner with Randy Couture
· Tour of the Xtreme Couture facility
· Dinner with a USA wrestling Legend
The winner will be announced at the Missouri Border Brawl on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in St. Louis, MO.
TOM ( http://theopenmat.com ) is dedicated to covering the sport of wrestling and supporting the sport as a whole. “As a company, we are very excited to take on this imitative and support our Veterans, the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation and USA Wrestling.” Said Alex Steen, TOM Editor and Veteran.
All proceeds raised from this will be donated directly to the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation and USA Wrestling. The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, ( http://www.xcgif.org ) a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, was founded by Randy Couture in 2009 to honor the veterans of America’s armed forces.
The foundation was specially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. ” I wore Army green for 6 years and I know the sacrifice and courage these brave men and women take every day to uphold our nation’s military doctrine and protect the American way of Life,” said Randy Couture, Founder of Xtreme Couture GI Foundation.
USA Wrestling ( http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling ) is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee. USA Wrestling, guided by the Olympic Spirit, provides quality opportunities for its members to achieve their full human and athletic potential.
USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we rely solely on the generosity of wrestling supporters all over the nation. Our primary goals are to enhance USA Wrestling's mission and purpose; to provide funding for education and training of high-performance athletes; and to provide opportunities for greater participation throughout the United States.
Our mission is to grow wrestling at all levels and to revitalize the sport to reach the next generation of Americans and for generations to come
USA Wrestling formed the U.S. Wrestling Foundation to build a coalition across the different entities in wrestling and bring together the sport’s leaders, our business elite and the wrestling greats. Together, we are working to create programs and raise funds to grow wrestling for the next generation.
To grow wrestling, we plan to raise $12 million and promote awareness of the lifelong benefits of wrestling.
The must-see film for all wrestlers, FOUR FOR FOUR is an inspirational story that follows Kyle Dake through his senior year at Cornell as he attempts to be the first wrestler to win four national championships in four different weight classes. FOUR FOR FOUR steps onto the mat and brings viewers up-close, behind the scenes access to Dake’s final year-long training regimen, both physical and mental, right through the dramatic final match and ultimate triumph.
To help promote and support the mission of USA Wrestling, the Executive Producer of the film, Patrick Hadley, a former wrestler himself, will make a donation of $2 to USA Wrestling for every copy of the film sold between now and March 30, 2017.
To watch FOUR FOR FOUR and support USA Wrestling, please visit: http://watch.4for4movie.com/
BECOME A BOOSTER, YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
By donating any of the below amounts, you automatically become a USA Wrestling Booster and are eligible to receive all of the gifts posted for that level.
Booster Membership Level ($50-249): USA Wrestling Booster Membership Card, 1 year subscription to the USA Wrestler Magazine and a USA Wrestling pocket pen.
Bronze Medal Level ($250-999): Booster level gifts plus an official USA Wrestling hat.
Silver Medal Level ($1000-$2,499): All Bronze level gifts plus and official USA Wrestling T-Shirt.
Gold Medal Level ($2,500-$4,999): All Silver level gifts plus 1 warm-up set and the opportunity to purchase 2 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship tickets.
Platinum Medal Level ($5000+): All Gold level gifts plus 1 additional warm-up, 2 additional tickets to the U.S. Open and an autographed poster of USA Wrestling's 1984 Olympic Gold Medalists
Give Through the Combined Federal Campaign - (ID # 11517)
USA Wrestling participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is a workplace giving campaign that includes all federal employees: civilian employees, military personnel and postal workers.
The campaign season runs from September through December each year and solicits approximately 4 million federal employees in 260 locations. Federal employees pledge $270 million annually to support local, national and international community-service needs.
To designate USA Wrestling as your CFC beneficiary, select CFC ID#11517 on your campaign pledge card.
The Campaign to Grow Wrestling
Wrestling instills the values of courage, hard work, discipline, perseverance and humility.
It forges character that lasts a lifetime. The lessons learned through wrestling prepare our youth for success later in life, as evidenced by the long history of former wrestlers who are leaders in business, government, the military, and as strong family members and role models in their communities.
Help us grow the sport that turns young men and women into champions in life. That’s why we’re here. To give back to the sport that gave to us. We rallied to save the Olympics - now is the time to grow wrestling in the USA.