“The Power” Andy Knowles of the Pro Wrestling Rewind passed this along:
WRESTLING WITH HUNGER SETS 72 HOUR+ WORLD RECORD WHILE RAISING OVER 3,000 POUNDS OF FOOD FOR FOOD BANK
April 5, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORT COQUITLAM, BC – Twenty wrestlers have completed a 72 hour 1 minute and 50 second marathon show to let the world’s record for the longest pro-wrestling show ever.
Wrestling With Hunger began at 2pm on April 2nd and wrapped up today (April 5th) just after 2pm. The twenty wrestlers grappled around the clock for three days at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre in Port Coquitlam, BC to raise money and food to restock the shelves at the food bank and to set the world record for the longest wrestling show.
In 2007, the three food bank depots operated by SHARE in the Tri-Cities provided food to 1,142 households totaling 5,598 people. 45.1% of the recipients are children and youth under the age of 19 – an increase of 8.1% over the previous year. The need for donations at this time of year is great.
Schools, businesses, churches, organizations and individuals were encouraged to setup their own food drives and then bring the donations to the Wrestling With Hunger event location. The community responded with 3,021 pounds of food.
For more information visit www.WrestlingWithHunger.com or contact Dave Teixeira at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 418-9177.