Thursday, June 30, 2022

Fight to Unite welcomes wrestling legend Mark Henry to the Brazos Valley


BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – United Way of the Brazos Valley has teamed up with Lions Pride Sports to present Fight to Unite on March 26 at 7 p.m. at Edible Field. This family-friendly event will feature professional wrestling matches, VIP meet and greet opportunities with the wrestlers, and more. Alison Prince the President and CEO of United Way of the Brazos Valley and Houston Carson the owner of Lions Pride Sports joined First News at Four to talk about the event.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will support United Way of the Brazos Valley’s mission to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley.

Fight to Unite will feature celebrity guest and “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry. Henry currently works as a coach, talent scout, and announcer for All Elite Wrestling. During Henry’s 25-year in-ring career, he won multiple championships and he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018. A two-time Olympian and Pan American Games gold medalist, Henry has set multiple world records in powerlifting, cementing the “strong man” moniker he carries to this day.

”Fight to Unite is our brand new Spring fundraising event and we are so excited to share it with the community,” said Alison Prince, President, and CEO of United Way of the Brazos Valley. “It’s a fun and unique way for everyone to have a great time while also supporting a valuable organization.”

Fight to Unite will be the biggest show in Lions Pride Sports history and will showcase the stars of the Brazos Valley’s only professional wrestling promotion. Many of the wrestling stars are local residents who train in Bryan at the professional wrestling facility known as the Lions Den. Founded by a former professional wrestler and Brazos Valley native, Houston Carson, Lions Pride Sports is quickly becoming a premier wrestling school in the State of Texas. Carson prides himself on training local talent to perform entertaining and athletically challenging shows.

Tickets can be purchased at uwbv.org. In addition to event tickets, ticket upgrades and add-ons such as the VIP Experience and t-shirts are also available.

Watch the full interview in the player above.

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