Why Throw Down?
In the summer of 2010, a group of professionals in San Diego decided to hold a fundraiser to benefit at-risk youth. But, this fundraiser was going to be different. These women wanted to do something that they would enjoy attending themselves, something that people would remember. With an inflatable kiddie pool, a few bags of wrestling JELL-O (yes, there is such a thing), and one big Facebook invite - Throw Down for a Cause was born in a friend’s backyard during San Diego Pride Weekend, 2010.
What the women behind the event didn’t realize at the time was that their little fundraiser would go on to become an annual event, gaining momentum each year. Throw Down for a Cause has raised over $30,000 for local, and national, organizations since 2010. Past beneficiaries of the event include the Trevor Project, It Gets Better Project, the San Diego LGBT Center’s Sunburst Youth Housing Project, and Project LOL (Love Out Loud).
Growing in scope and in attendance each year, Throw Down for a Cause has moved from the backyard, to Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, and is now held at Rich’s Nightclub in the Hillcrest neighborhood. What remains the same however, is the commitment to raising much-needed funding for local organizations and programming serving homeless, at-risk, and LGBT youth. With an emphasis on the theatrical, Throw Down for a Cause wrestling matches feature heroic and sassy female characters played by strong community-minded women with a demonstrated commitment to the “cause” behind the event.
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