Local wrestling event benefits foster children

On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States. And if they are adopted, they don't have any type of container to transport their items.

Posted: Jun. 24, 2018 6:33 PM
Updated: Jun. 24, 2018 6:42 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States. And if they are adopted, they don't have any type of container to transport their items.


"A lot of foster kids when they first enter the system, somebody comes in a gives them a couple trash bags to throw some stuff in there, and that's all they have," said Alex Green.

But, that's where together we rise comes in.

"It's an organization that provides foster children with ways to kind of enhance they're lives," said Alex Green.

Two years ago, Tom and Alex created an organization called Dynamite Cup.

"After we adopted our sons in 2016, we thought it would be nice to give back to the foster community," said Alec Green. "My husband Tom has a lot of wrestling connections becasue he's been big into wrestling since he was ten, I know all these friends, maybe we can put something together like a charity show, so the Dynomite cup was born."

To raise money for childen in foster care to have a care package to take with them to their new home.

They have people decorate duffle bags that are filled with hygene kitws, and blankets, and teddy bears, and coloring books and crayons, to send with the kids.

But they don't stop at bags.

"They also have a program where they donate bikes for kids who have aged out of the system who need help getting to work or school," said Alex Green.

Their goal is to bring awareness to the foster care system, in hopes that others will get involved and help out a child in need.

"I think it's great that you can combine something you love like professional wrestling and being involved with that," said Heather Brown. "Like giving back to an organization like together we rise."

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