By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – Some things are worth fighting for. ‘Headlocks for Hospice’ met its fundraising goal by surpassing the $1,000 mark.
Victory Punch: Wrestlers took it to the ring for Hospice Cornwall.
It was all pain and a lot of gain. Wrestlers put on a lively, hard-hitting show to raise money for Hospice Cornwall.
“I was satisifed with the turnout and the amount raised,” said Wrestler Randy Berry. “Our goal was no less than a $1,000 and we accomplished that.”
Berry put the event together with Canadian Grand Prix Wrestling (CGPW) and Mecca Pro Wrestling (MPW) general manager Joe Dunlap, as well as his wife Chantal Page and Dunlap’s wife Beth Linnett.
Berry said everybody who was involved worked on a voluntary basis, from wrestling talent right down to staff. The event was held at Envy Night Spot and a packed crowd was full of fans, all-in-fun hecklers and hospice supporters.
Berry’s father spent his final days at Hospice Cornwall. This is his son’s way of stepping up and giving back to a not-for-profit organization that relies on generosity.
“Anything my father or the family needed, they accomadated us with. Hospitality at its finest,” said Berry.
Wrestlers from Headlocks for Hospice included: Derric Hamilton, Jeff Fury, Bret MacLeod, Zeddy Breeze, Deeno, KL Shock, Crimson X, Decker Leduc, Ray Steele, Payne The Hellraizer, Canadian Justice, Dave Titan, Persephone Vice and Randy Berry. Referees: Tyler Taillon, CJ Roberts and Vin C. Ring. Announcer: Wayne Trenchard. 50/50 Tickets: Chantal Page and Beth Linnett. MPW/CGPW general manager Joe Dunlap was also on hand.
The next MPW/CGPW event is on Nov. 9 at Nativity Hall. TV Cogeco will be at ringside for a live taping.
To make a donation to Hospice Cornwall, click here.