By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - Fundraising isn't just for bake sales anymore, just ask wrestler Randy Berry. The Canadian Grand Prix Wrestling (CGPW) and Mecca Pro Wrestling (MPW) member is spearheading 'Headlocks for Hospice'. And it's for reasons that go beyond the mat.
Wrestler Randy Berry.
"This is my way of giving back," said Berry. "When my father was at the end of his rope, so to speak, my siblings and I agreed to have him sent to Hospice Cornwall. He spent 12 days there and I was with him the whole time, 24/7. The staff took really good care of us, as if we were their family."
The Cornwall wrestler is inviting everyone to watch him and his fellow wrestlers punch, kick and slam as they raise money for the hospice.
The event takes place at Envy Night Spot (18 3rd St. East), and doors open at 6:30 p.m. - bell time 7:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 (tickets are only available at the door of the venue, on the night of the event).
Spectators will bear witness to a slew of high-flying moves, as two solid hours of wrestling goes down. A big part of a live MPW or CGPW event, is crowd interaction. So, be prepared for some tough talk.
"We do our very best to make sure the crowd feels as though they're a part of the show," said Berry.
Headlocks for Hospice features seven matches. The main event is a #1 contenders' match for the CGPW Heavyweight title between two former CGPW champs, Berry and Dave Titan.
There will also be a merchandise table, where people can purchase posters, shirts, stickers, glow sticks, etc. A donation jar will be on hand for additional funds. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Hospice Cornwall.
Berry is pushing for the event to become an annual fundraiser.
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