Last year I joined forces with my buddy Tom Harness (Harness Digital Marketing) for the #UglyChristmasSuit fundraiser. Together we raised just over $8,300 for a non-profit group here in southern Illinois called Children Home + Aid. This year we’re doing it again, but for Honor Wreaths for Veterans. Please donate here.
Tom and I discuss the fundraiser in this week’s podcast and of course tie it into the world of pro wrestling. Tom also reviews the importance of branding for all of us, not just pro wrestlers.
Other notes this week, Stride Pro Wrestling’s Christmas Break show is Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Stride Arena (1130 N. Division Street in Carterville, Illinois). Bell time is 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Be there, it’s gonna be a great night of family-friendly pro wrestling action. Bring a new, pro wrestling action figure for the first ever Stride Pro Wrestling/My 1-2-3 Cents toy drive. All donations are going to Toys for Tots and you could win a prize too!
The My 1-2-3 Cents Pro Wrestling Tees store is up and running. Get a shirt in time for Christmas.
Kicking off 2018, @ My 1-2-3 Cents podcast host @kevinhunsperger joins @chadsmart to spread some positivity. The two discuss Kevin’s recent Ugly Christmas Suit fundraiser as well as the importance of donating time in addition of money to help make a difference. In a society filled with hate and anger, it’s important to keep the cynicism to a minimum and remember a little positivity can go a long way.
For the first time in Stride Pro Wrestling history, the company presents a Buried Alive match. The heated rivalry between Chris Hargas and Red Daniels has brought us to this monumental evening. The show is set for Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion, Illinois. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
The two will be the main event that night. Each man joins the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast to talk about whats at stake and what led us to this point. It will be the fight of a lifetime for each man. Also happening on that card, Jay Spade and Stride Pro Wrestling Champion Roger Matheus sign the contract for their match on Dec. 16. Ax Allwardt battles Scott Phoenix, Heath Hatton clashes with Dexter Roswell, Jose Magnifico takes on Brian Richards in a ‘mask vs. beard’ match. Tony Flood will defend the Legacy Championship against Joey O’Riley, JD Wilk battles Arron Brooks and Frank Wyatt meets Shane Laud.
Donate & Win!
Last week I announced my buddy Tom Harness and I are participating in the Ugly Christmas Suit guys fundraiser. Our goal is $7,500 for Children’s Home & Aid. You can read all about it here. But anyone who donated $25 will be entered to win the Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Christmas ornaments you see above. Make donations here (to Team Kevin of course)
Don’t forget, I’m also now a part of COLLARxELBOW. You can shop online and use the promo code MY123CENTS to save on t-shirts when you shop. The company has added some new shirts in recent weeks. It’s a great way to support indy wrestling and My 1-2-3 Cents. Thanks as always for your support.
In 2014 my buddy Tom Harness from Harness Digital Marketing started a one-man fundraising campaign. He put on an ugly Christmas suit made by Shinesty and Opposuits. Through the years the project has grown and for 2017, Tom has asked me to join the effort.
You can make a donation here and help the group Children’s Home + Aid. It’s a group that works with adoptive families in southern Illinois. They provide year-round support to those families. Right now they serve about 150 families and get no assistance from the state of Illinois. So we want to make a big difference in their lives.
Tom is a digital marketing guru. He shares tips for wrestlers to build a brand. Tom is also an old school wrestling fan. He recalls guys like Junkyard Dog, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Jimmy Hart. But I’ve recently reintroduced Tom to wrestling and he’s attended a few Stride Pro Wrestling and Cape Championship Wrestling shows.