Tri-State Wrestling will be coming to the Griffith Elementary Saturday to help raise money to purchase and maintain a new charter bus for Washington High School students involved in extracurricular activities.
Tickets for the event are $5 each and children under age 4 are free. Doors open at 6 p.m. with bell time scheduled for 7 p.m.
“Barry Baker, with Tri-State Wrestling volunteered his teams to do a show to help raise money for the bus,” said Vicki Bubalo, a member of the group organizing the efforts to get the funds to pay for the newer bus. “All of the proceeds will go to pay for and maintain the bus. We are very grateful to Tri-State Wrestling for believing in our cause.
The bus will cost between $80,000 and $85,000 for a used bus. The current Hatchet bus is 30 years old.
Bubalo said at least nine matches were scheduled for the evening including Bareback Jack and a mystery partner versus the Dirty South Mob Squad and the Battle Royal for the Southern Heavyweight title.
“This is also a family show,” said Bubalo, adding that concessions will also be available for purchase at the event. “The ROTC will be selling the concessions as a fundraiser for their programs.”
Bubalo said the search for the newer bus will begin sometime next week.