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Ohio Valley Wrestling Goes Pink in October to Support Susan G. Komen Kentucky
OVW teaming up with local organization during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2019) – Ohio Valley Wrestling, an affiliate of the Gladiator Sports Network, will turn its ring ropes pink for all of its matches as part of a partnership with Susan G. Komen Kentucky during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.
“OVW prides itself on giving back to our community,” said Al Snow, CEO of Gladiator Sports Network. “This partnership is just one way we’re helping to make a difference for a wonderful organization like Komen Kentucky and those impacted by breast cancer.”
OVW seeks to raise awareness about breast cancer and Komen Kentucky’s mission to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
“Breast cancer not only affects women,” said Lynda Weeks, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Kentucky. “Although it may be rare, men can get breast cancer too. It is estimated that among men in the U.S., there will be 500 breast cancer deaths this year, so it’s important to have these partnerships to ensure we’re spreading our message to everyone in our local community.”
Additionally, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, OVW and Gladiator Sports Network will present “Tuesday Night Fightmare,” a special edition of OVW television, which will feature former WWE Superstar, Gangrel. The special broadcast airs live on WBNA-TV from The Bourbon Hall in the heart of downtown Louisville, located at 116 W. Jefferson St. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to support Komen Kentucky’s mission.
Doors open for the event at 6:30 p.m. and TV matches begin at 8 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance start at $10. To buy tickets or learn more about the event, call (833) 477-6786 or visit www.gladiatorsportsnetwork.live.
For more information about Ohio Valley Wrestling, visit www.ovwrestling.com.
To view the OVW/Komen Kentucky partnership PSA, click here.
About Gladiator Sports Network/Ohio Valley Wrestling
Ohio Valley Wrestling is considered the Harvard of Professional Wrestling providing elite athletes the opportunity to perform at approximately 100 television and live events throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana each year. OVW simultaneously trains young superstars in the ring while teaching the skills and technique needed to thrive behind the scenes producing a sports entertainment broadcast. OVW TV is the longest running professional wrestling series airing on local television in the Unites States. In October of 2018, the company celebrated its 1000th episode. The series airs live weekly in the Louisville television market (DMA 48) on WBNA-TV Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and rebroadcasts Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. OVW TV also airs globally on a subscription streaming network at www.ovwwrestlingnetwork.com. The company was founded in 1993 by “Nightmare” Danny Davis. In the summer of 2018, OVW was purchased by the newly formed Gladiator Sports Network. Gladiator Sports includes OVW and Top Knotch Boxing. Former WWE Superstar Al Snow serves as CEO.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.
About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Kentucky
Komen Kentucky is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across 111 Kentuckiana counties. For more information, call (502) 495-7824 or visit komenkentucky.org.