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Old 07-01-2019
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Grow the Sport - a way for ALL of us to help

Raise your hand if you've got old wrestling shoes with some tread left on the tires... okay you can put your hands down now.

USA Wrestling is promoting an effort to build the youth wrestling culture in Guatemala. They need donations of shoes, singlets and other equipment to assist the effort.

I'm sure we can all rid our closets of some non-sentimental stuff no one fits in any longer. Whaddaya say?

My sons are helping coordinate the effort. We hope to set up a central deposit location nearby in the Chicagoland area. More details to follow. There are plenty of other ways to assist the effort as well.

Here's the info from their website:

Donate Your Wrestling Gear
Guatemala’s national wrestling federation is starting a youth wrestling program to help develop their next generation of leaders.

Violence, crime, drugs and poverty all pull at the lives of Guatemala’s youth. Wrestling instills the attributes of courage, hard work, perseverance and humility that will help them resist and overcome these challenges and develop their future leaders.
United World Wrestling has asked USA Wrestling for Peace to help Guatemala with this mission and provide new or used wrestling gear to help develop the program.

The Guatemala National Wrestling Federation has asked for:
Wrestling shoes
Singlets, shirts and shoes
Wrestling mats
Equipment

Get Involved
Here’s how you can help:

To Donate Shoes, Shirts, Shorts and Singlets:
Mail to:
USA Wrestling
Attn: Lorraine Rorabaugh
6155 Lehman Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Collection Site at the Junior Nationals in Fargo, ND:
If you are going, we’ll have a collection site at the world’s largest wrestling tournament.


To Donate a Wrestling Mat or Equipment:
Call Lorraine Rorabaugh at 719-598-8181, or
Send a picture and description tolrorabaugh@usawrestling.org
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Sounds like some of these kids would be better off here in the good ole USA!
Even if it means skipping a line, crossing a river or ducking a count! Amirite? Sure you would if you thought it best for yours. Amitite?

"For the rest, send wrestling shoes... even the girls"
-In what what I imagine to be GroasNoise' voice.

Watch L.B.G.T pounce.
*will explain after they do.
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Seems like you want to help.

Should we pick up from Oak Park or Romeoville?
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I wish I would have seen this post yesterday before I torched all our used Nike shoes!!
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I wish I would have seen this post yesterday before I torched all our used Nike shoes!!
Your Nike shoes are better off burned. I wouldn't suggest anyone wear Nike.
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Seems like you want to help.

Should we pick up from Oak Park or Romeoville?
Or your basement.
Either works
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Or your basement.
Either works
So you have no donations beyond some cryptic stupidity?

If I suggested Oak Park and Romeoville and then you throw in "my basement" for consideration as well, "either" is no longer grammatically applicable.

Just write "bump to top" like a normal person.
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So you have no donations beyond some cryptic stupidity?

If I suggested Oak Park and Romeoville and then you throw in "my basement" for consideration as well, "either" is no longer grammatically applicable.

Just write "bump to top" like a normal person.
We dont all have to beat our chests.

Grammar police?

Furthering the effort!
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You guys should meet up for a fist fight. I will take on Earl Campbell and then we can all get beers and talk about how horrible of a state Indiana is and how boring greco is.

Earl Campbell cannot come.
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Old 07-04-2019
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I am all for donating old wrestling shoes. Unfortunately, I found out that my old ones were the perfect things to wear on a Jetske and God knows where they are now. I do have a good friend in Guatemala and I will text him and see if he knows anything about wrestling down there. Peace, Bob
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