MART, TX – The Town of Mart is gearing up for a big wrestling match this Sunday, but the event isn’t all fun and entertaining.
The wrestling event is actually a philanthropic event to benefit Mart’s youth baseball and softball leagues.
“A live event like this is always difficult, trying to make sure you have the right lighting, making sure you have the right venue, making sure you have the right audio and video equipment,” says Henry Witt III, the organizing event.
The event hosted by Heart of Texas wrestling brings together some of the best independent professional wrestlers.
“It’s more than just a few guys fighting, we’re trying to put on a really good show and at the same time fundraise for a good cause. It’s a little bit unorthodox way of fundraising, but the first community events we got to see baseball games so I think it’s natural to fundraise for the baseball association because it’s the first thing that really brought the community together, ”he said. declared Witt III.
With a fundraising goal of $ 1,000, the money should go towards repairs at Rucker Park, where teams train and play their games.
“Try to improve on the bench, the dugout, the field itself, we have two stands there, and one here,” said Lonnie Green, a youth softball coach who said that the team headed to the state championships on July 5 says the wrestling match is the perfect way for the team to let go, before returning to practice mode.
“I can’t even talk about how hard they worked, how good they are with teamwork and how much their heart is in the game,” Green said.
The money from the fundraiser should also help cover travel costs, as the softball and baseball teams hope to continue raising the bar in Mart athletics.
“Softball and baseball, when they come together they come together strong. They give it their all and that’s what we’re trying to do now is to make Mart not just a football town but a sports town. . “
Doors open for the wrestling match this Sunday at 5 p.m. To get your tickets, go to their website.