The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Leavenworth and Lansing High School wrestling team up for 'Pin Cancer'

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  • The Leavenworth and Lansing High School wrestling squads have teamed up to host their first annual “Pin Cancer, Wrestle for a Cure” charity event.
    The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Pioneer Stadium, and is a fundraiser for cancer research.
    Admission is $5 per person at the gate, and for an additional $2, visitors will be afforded the opportunity to suit up in blow-up sumo wrestling suits.
    Eight Lansing wrestlers will wrestle against eight Leavenworth wrestlers for the main event. Also included are sumo wrestling matches between Lansing and Leavenworth school administrators.
    The matches will be coached by former Leavenworth and Lansing wrestlers.
    A DJ will be at the event the entire night, and those attending will also be given the opportunity to purchase "Pin Cancer" gear.
    Though a first-time event in Leavenworth, "Pin Cancer" is a national organization founded by former New Jersey wrestler Dan Tramontozzi after finding out his mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
    As of 2013, the organization was active in 22 states across the country, supported primarily by high school and college wrestling programs.
    For more information about the organization, visit www.pincancer.org. To learn more about the event, email Catey Edwards at catey.edwards@usd453.org
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