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Pearl River Family Wrestling Night Benefits Franklin Ave. Playground

The Franklin Avenue Playground Committee will bring a professional wrestling show to Pearl River High School May 10.

The Franklin Avenue Playground Committee doesn't settle for just the traditional fundraiers. 

One year ago, the drew a huge crowd to the Central Ave. Field in Pearl River to help break the world record for the longest ice cream sundae. 

On May 10, they will bring a professional wrestling show to Pearl River High School for Family Wrestling Night. 

"It's going to be a blast," said Tom Warren of the playground committee. "I like doing different things. More people will go to something different."

The event features members of the East Coast Professional Wrestling Company. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the first of eight matches at 7:30 p.m. The main event will be a 20-man battle royal.

Tickets cost $20 for ring side and $15 for the bleachers. Warren said they will be set up for 250 seats at ring side and 500 in the bleachers. For more information or to order tickets, email FAPlayground@hotmail.com.

Warren stressed that the event will be appropriate for small children. 

"It's a family-oriented thing," Warren said. "It's made for kids. It's made for the family. It's (professional) style wrestling, but it's a 100 percent kid friendly environment. I'm bringing my 6-year-old."

Though participants won't be able to eat the main event this time as they did with the record-setting sundae, there will be concessions provided by Raffaele's Pizzeria and Yogurt Sensations. There will be a raffle, with the prizes including a Franklin Avenue championship belt. 

The playground committee will also hold a more traditional fundraiser next week. They will have a plant sale at Franklin Avenue Elementary School May 9 and 10.

Jeremy April 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Hey Paul, make sure Gino puts on a good show.
Sue R April 30, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Couldnt they get better food than Raffaele's??????
Harvey Cedars April 30, 2013 at 04:39 PM
@Sue R: So that maybe we have a better appreciation for your question would you share what you have done as a volunteer for the Pearl River community? Personally, I like the food at Raffaelles and more imporatnly thank them for their support in this fundraiser that benefits Pearl River children.
Always Wondering April 30, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Agreed, Harvey! This is a fundraiser for children, present and future. As we teach our children, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." I for one (although I speak for my whole family) am very excited for this event. We've gone to the last 3-4 wrestling events at Suffern High School (which ECPW has put on 3 of) and always had a blast! We can't wait for the 10th!
JoanB April 30, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Thanks Harvey! I had the same thought when I read the comment. Instead of sitting back and critiquing others, step up and volunteer to do something Sue!

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