Can you help send the Armstrong Wrestling Team to wrestling camp this summer?

05/20/2016 8:14 AM by

Communities in Schools has launched a fundraiser to help send the Armstrong Wrestling Team to wrestling camp this summer. As of right now they’ve raised $285 towards their goal of $3,175 and are asking for your help.

With a program focused on full mastery of fundamental wrestling techniques and superior mental toughness, Armstrong wrestling turned heads within the Richmond Metro area. In the last two seasons, we’ve had seven conference champions, and took the runner-up trophy at the 2015 Conference 26 tournament with only eight active wrestlers.

In order to truly compete in the Region and get our students to state-placer level, wrestling camp is a necessity. However, our students and our school simply does not have the funds to make it happen. Our goal is two-fold, the more obvious one, is to learn the skills and mental toughness that one only receives from intensive wrestling training. The less obvious one is college exposure. By immersing our students in the college environment by having them stay there, it will give them a taste of college life and give them more desire to be there.

Our goal is to send each of our returning wrestlers to wrestling camp at University of Virginia. This is year two for us, we want to do this every year, so that we can build on top of each year’s progress to soon have some of the most elite wrestlers in the state, a feat that doesn’t happen often in inner-city schools.

We have six returning wrestlers that we plan to send to camp. The cost of the camp will be $495 per wrestler. Adding in a platform fee of 4.9% and an additional 2% per credit card transaction, our total need is $3175.

With your help, we can start opening doors for students who have had so much closed on them, just based on where they live.

Y’all – you did it last year, can you do it again?


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