Krazies To Wear Pink Saturday Night As KSWA Raises Funds For Breast Cancer Research
October 2, 2015
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA), long established as the most philanthropic independent wrestling organization in the Commonwealth (and perhaps beyond) is asking its Krazies to wear pink this Saturday.
Proceeds from the "Let's Body Slam Breast Cancer" fundraising event will benefit the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization. A collection box will available for fans once they enter the Teamster Temple at 4701 Butler Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh on Saturday Night. Doors open at 6:30, bell time is at 7:30 p.m.
In addition, at intermission fans will be able to have their pictures taken in the center of the ring with select Megastars such as Shane Starr and Kris Kash, all for a donation of any amount.
The night of exciting Pittsburgh wrestling action includes seven fantastic matches, including a defense of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Championship by 6-time and current title holder Shawn Blanchard. He will take on one-time former champion, Kaida. In addition, the KSWA Tag Team Championship is on the line when the only independent professional wrestlers ever to be on the cover of the Wall Street Journal--Jack Massacre and "Big" Mike Malachi--defend against Sniper and "Nasty" Nick Crane, the Mercenaries.
Also in action are Lord Zoltan, Justin Sane, "King" Del Douglas and Golden Triangle Champion "Dr. Devastation" Lou Martin, among other Megastars.
The KSWA has hosted dozens of fundraisers over the years, benefiting those struggling with cancer, diabetes, as well as Children's Miracle Network, PA Connecting Communities, various Pittsburgh Catholic Schools (most recently St. Raphael's in Morningside), the Tidioute Community Charter School, Guyasuta Football and Cheerleading teams, Monongahela youth football, as well as the Homestead and Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Departments. The KSWA's annual record-breaking FanFest and Toy Drive has been responsible for providing thousands of toys for needy children throughout Allegheny County is support of the Holiday Project. For a decade the KSWA was a leader in supporting Moose Charities as well as the greater Lawrenceville neighborhood.
The Susan G. Komen charity is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. Since 1982 the non-profit has spent nearly $1.5 billion on education, research, advocacy and health service in the U.S. It has also teamed with other groups in more than 50 countries.
Tickets for this Saturday Night's KSWA "Body Slam Breast Cancer" wrestling action are $10 for adults, $8 for kids and a mere $15 for the Mezzanine seats, which may provide the best vantage point in the building. For more information call 412-726-1762. Card is subject to change, and fans are encouraged to wear pink.