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Fuel the Dream delivers $1500 to each wrestler

Fuel the Dream, USA Wrestling’s special fundraising program designed to provide direct support to each 2008 U.S. Wrestling Olympian competing in Beijing as well as USA Wrestling’s mission has reached its first milestone.

On June 21st, at a special event at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, N.J., the Olympic Team members in attendance received an initial $1,500.00 check.

(Only Doug Schwab was unable to attend due to severe flooding in Iowa. USA Wrestling sent Schwab’s check as soon as possible after the NJ event).

The Fuel the Dream program will continue throughout the Olympic Games.

As the Larry Nugent, the Director of Development for USAW said after each check was presented to the Olympians, “this amount will purchase airfare sufficient to get a family member ¾ of the way across the Pacific Ocean. Wouldn’t it be great to raise enough to get them all the way there??

USA Wrestling is a 501 (c) (3) and your contribution is tax deductible. Donors that contribute at least $25 will receive a unique Olympic Games pin!

Be a real part of our Olympic effort.