Pro Wrestling event to benefit American Cancer Society | Community Spirit
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Southern Illinois based All American Pro Wrestling will partner with the American Cancer Society to present a special benefit event, "Zero Hour," on Saturday, October 20.
AAPW is the region's leading professional wrestling organization and has hosted an annual benefit for the ACS for many years. But this year's event promises to be the biggest yet.
The event will feature AAPW Heavyweight Champion Mike Masters defending his title against Edmund “Livewire” McGuire in a cage match, Matt Cage and Christian Rose facing Brandon Espinosa and Ace Hawkins in a ladder match and the return of international star Colt Cabana.
In addition to being a fund raiser, "Zero Hour" is also the promotion's sixth anniversary celebration and the finale of the second season of "Collision", which airs exclusively on YouTube.
All profits from ticket sales will be donated to the ACS. There will also be a silent auction and raffle at the event, as well as concession sales which will benefit the organization.
Several local and national businesses have donated items that will be auctioned or raffled off.
"We've gone out of our way to make this year's American Cancer Society benefit the biggest in history," said Chris Hagstrom, Executive Director. "There's not a person in our locker room who hasn't been affected by cancer in one way or another. This is the least we can do to support this great cause. We hope wrestling fans throughout Southern Illinois and the surrounding area will join us."
“Zero Hour” begins at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Warehouse. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for front row, $10 for general admission and $8 for kids. Veterans can receive free general admission seating. Tickets can be purchased online at www.aapwrestling.com or at the door.
For more information about AAPW, www.aapwrestling.com.
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