Contacts: Gene Camp 718-544-4592 - Cheap Shots Sports Bar 718-969-0070
COMING TO GRIPS AT NYC HURRICANE SANDY FUNDRAISER
35th ANNUAL EMPIRE STATE ARMWRESTLING SHOWDOWN SET FOR DEC.16
New York, New York (MMD Newswire) December 12, 2012 -- The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announced today that more than 100 men and women are expected to participate at the 35th Annual Empire State Arm Wrestling Championships for the chance to be crowned 2012 Empire State Arm Wrestling Champion. Cheap Shots Sports Bar is located at 149-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY and will host the championships on Sunday, Dec. 16, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts. Competition is open to the public for a $25 entry fee and there are no residency requirements. Spectators also have the opportunity to donate to the cause and watch the event free. There are 17 pro and amateur categories for men and women; first, second, third place awards are given, and $100 cash prizes go to the day's overall right and left handed MVP award winners. In addition, the NYAWA will choose the New York State Arm Wrestler of the Year. The event sponsors are New York Arm Wrestling Association and Ironmind.com and Captains of Crush Grippers.
"The Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions is New York City's oldest and most prestigious sought-after title," said Gene Camp, founder and president and founder of the New York Arm Wrestling Association." Camp continued, "This event is a culmination of the NYAWA season and it's going to be very exciting to watch because it's loaded with top talent locally, from all over the tri-state area and far beyond. We are also hoping that the NYAWA will have a substantial impact with its fundraising efforts for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts."
This Empire State Championships feature the city's best arm wrestlers and among those expected to participate are the defending 2011 New York State MVP overall winners and also Brooklyn natives Joyce Boone from Gowanus and Giorgi Gelashvili from Sheepshead Bay. Ranked among the best arm wrestlers in the world; Boone and Gelashvili have beaten all comers with brute strength, tenacity and relentless endurance. The 2012 Empire State Champions will also return to defend their titles in this multi-talented high-profile arm wrestling event. Contestants and teams expected to hail from as far away as Russia, Puerto Rico and Turkey.
For more information and flyer about the 35th Annual Empire State Arm Wrestling Championships, visit the NYAWA website at www.nycarms.com or call 718-544-4592
Contact: Gene Camp NYAWA 718-544-4592