Well Im glad someone in wrestling still has a heart. I came up with
an idea in I guess 1999 to help the victims of Hurricane Floyd by
having a wrestling promotion do a show (which happened to be a
certain promoter mentioned a few yrs later in the Hardy Boyz book). I
even got the ear of the Univ of NC, since I was a student there at
Well as I was searching for a venue in Chapel Hill, which believe me
is hard to do, the promotion pretended I never called and just
considered me another mark looking for a spotlight, even after
thinking it was the best idea ever prior to that. By the time their
mind changed, I could have had them working in a building on UNC's
campus at no charge to them. Just goes to show the mindset of some
Needless to say the show never happened. Im glad there are promotions
out there willing to benefit the community and not just their pockets
--- In CACF@yahoogroups.com
, "Morgan Dollar" <morgandollar@h...>
> Today, I had the privilege to visit with Stephen Arrowood. Stephen
> is 11 years old and has been confined to a wheelchair for close to
> two years now. Stephen is a awesome young man! And he was very
> excited when we arrived to visit with him. I talked with Stephen,
> his brother and both parents. Now my job as head of Public
> Relations. Is usually a simple job. So this was "just another
> visit". WRONG !!!!!! Immediately Stephen captured my heart.
> Stephen is just an amazing young man. He explain to me the deal
> the beginning to where he is now. Stephen had a tumor in his spinal
> cord. Keep in mind your spinal cord is about the size of a sipping
> straw. This tumor was 5 times larger than a normal sipping straw.
> understanding is the most of these types of tumors is located in
> brain. Yet Stephen's was located in his spinal cord. Which was
> undetectable to start with. Stephen had emergency surgery. And
> to be paralyzed from the center of his chest down. Stephen had no
> functions what so ever after surgery. Now he has limited use of his
> arms and limited use of his hands.
> Through earlier arrangements tickets was giving to Stephen and his
> family to attend the May 29th show in Mount Airy. Stephen and his
> family are very excited to be coming to this show. May 29th will be
> the launch of a awesome benefit campaign by all the wrestlers
> involved with SWA.
> June 12, 2004 will be the Inaugural Benefit show for the Stephen
> Arrowood Foundation. This will be a yearly benefit show. And when
> Stephen conquers this minor set back. The Stephen Arrowood
> Foundation will continue year after year. Then the proceeds will be
> giving to another person in need. However, it will forever be
> the Stephen Arrowood Foundation.
> After visiting with Stephen and his family today. I immediately
> called the Owner of SWA.
> And Mr. Hadaway told me to do what I thought was right. Well when
> you sit down and talk with Stephen, I think anything I do to help
> Stephen out would be "what I thought was right". So for everyone
> attending the May 29th show in Mount Airy. You will have the
> opportunity to purchase advance tickets for the Stephen Arrowood
> Foundation benefit show for an amazing $5.00 per person held on
> 12th at the Nancy Reynolds Elementary School in Westfield, NC.
> the May 29th show, the advance tickets will be $6.00 and $8.00 at
> the door the day of the show. And just because the tickets are
> priced at these figures does not mean you cannot give more! Myself
> and Mr. Hadaway had a meeting last week and we have ordered t-
> with the STEVEN ARROWOOD INAUGURAL SHOW along with the date placed
> on them. These will be available at the Mount Airy show for only
> $10.00. ALL profits go to Stephen.
> If you have never been to a SWA show. This is the one you have been
> waiting for. If nothing else but to help out Stephen. All personal
> involved with SWA has a family. We continue to maintain a family
> night at all SWA shows. With that being the foundation SWA was
> on. We feel it is in our hearts to help out other families that are
> having rough times. As the head of Public Relations for Southern
> Wrestling Alliance. I Travis Gaines feels it is now time for
> Southern Wrestling Alliance to give back to the ones that have
> supported SWA and made us a mainstream Pro Wrestling organization.
> And SWA is proud to be the inaugural show performers for this
> amazing and heart felt event.
> We look forward to seeing everyone on May 29th in Mount Airy,NC and
> June 12th in Westfield, NC.
> Thank you,
> Travis Gaines (aka Morgan Dollar)
> Public Relations
> Southern Wrestling Alliance