" Try Walking in Your Shoes???....Try Wrestling Six Minutes In Ours!!!"
WRESTLE IN MY SHOES is a non-profit focused on breaking down the economic barriers that prevent children of low income families from participating in wrestling due to a lack of basic equipment, by collecting and distributing equipment to kids in need.
The idea for this organization came from an 11 year old NJ based wrestler, wanting give back to his community and sport. After seeing wrestlers from low income areas not having proper basic equipment (shoes) he decided to spring into action and start collecting shoes from his team and club mates. Over time this has morphed into "Wrestle in my Shoes" who is establishing formal distribution partnerships with clubs across America.
WRESTLE IN MY SHOES has changed the dynamic in how wrestlers and clubs can acquire the basic equipment to compete. Instead of throwing shoes away or throwing them in the back of a closet, WRESTLE IN MY SHOES does the following:
- Establishes collection points across the country for the collection of shoes and other equipment.
- We then work with our partner who cleans and sanitizes the shoes for future use.
- The equipment is cataloged and sorted
- Wrestle in my shoes ships the equipment to the clubs or wrestlers in need....FREE of CHARGE!
% of Children Living in Poverty in America–
Hispanic – 35%
Asian – 13.6%
Caucasian – 12.4%
Benefits of Wrestling
Increased Self Esteem
Reduced Chances of Childhood Obesity