The following press release was issued today:
National Pro Wrestling Day Press release!
National Pro Wrestling Day will be streaming on YouTube Live from The Palmer Center in Easton, PA, starting at 1:00 pm Eastern and you can watch the show for FREE at this link: tinyurl.com/streamNPWD
The men and women of NPWD believe in the positive power of pro-wrestling, and we’re asking for help in proving it to the world. On National Pro Wrestling Day, we are going to raise money for the Against Malaria Foundation, and together, with the support of wrestling fans worldwide, we will save lives. Renowned for their standout transparency and accountability, the Against Malaria Foundation is one of less than a dozen charitable organizations to be recommended by GiveWell.org, by Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save, and by the site Giving What We Can. That means the money donated goes directly to the people that desperately need our help.
Malaria is among the leading causes of child deaths in Africa. In fact, 3,000 children die every day from Malaria. Yes, every single day. The Against Malaria Foundation provides long-lasting insecticide treated nets to protect against malaria in developing countries. Each net costs about $5.00 US, and the nets are tested to work effectively for up to five years. With our fundraising goal of $5,000.00 US, we aim to play a role in saving 1,000 lives through our combined efforts on National Pro Wrestling Day.
You can make a cash donation the day of the event, or you can make an online donation at any time through February 2nd, 2014 directly through the Against Malaria Foundation page for NPWD 2014. Either way, 100% of the donated funds will go directly to those in need.
Information about the Against Malaria Foundation can be found on their website: http://www.againstmalaria.com/ and the donations can be made here: http://www.againstmalaria.com/Fundraiser.aspx?FundraiserID=6847.
We know not everyone can afford to give. That’s why we’re making the entire event free to the public. Donations are entirely optional. You don’t have to spend a dollar to enjoy the action on National Pro Wrestling Day. But if you can help, please do.
All you need is access to YouTube, so no matter where you are, you can join in the festivities! If you are in the area, the event is also free to attend! You won’t want to miss a moment of the action, including these 7 matches:
1) Colt Cabana vs. Drew Gulak (Best 2 out of 3 Falls)
2) Sonjay Dutt vs. Eric Corvis
3) The Baltic Seige vs. The Polar Baron’s Bloc Party (6-Man Tag Team)
4) Mike Bennett vs. Hallowicked
5) Juan Francisco de Coronado vs. Shynron (No Disqualification)
6) Francis O’ Rourke vs. Eddie Kingston
7) Joe Pittman vs. Heidi Lovelace (for Wrestling is Heart’s La Copa Idolo)
While the entire event is free to view via tinyurl.com/streamNPWD, at http://nationalprowrestlingday.com/watch/, we’re asking for YOUR help in showing the world the positive influence of pro-wrestling by donating to the Against Malaria Foundation. Help us on our way to our $5,000 USD fundraising goal here: http://www.againstmalaria.com/Fundraiser.aspx?FundraiserID=6847.
Join in the conversation on Twitter by using hashtag #NPWD before and during the live stream on Saturday afternoon!
National Pro Wrestling Day
February 1st, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Live at The Palmer Center
4100 Green Pond Rd
Easton, PA 18045