On June 3rd the Tornado Wrestling Foundation will be hosting their 2017 Mouse Races Fundraiser event at the Christian County Fairgrounds. The event is designed to help raise funds for the wrestling programs in Taylorville, from the youth level, all the way to the high school program.
Gerry Mahr and Tornado Wrestling Head Coach Lee Mateer, both with the Tornado Wrestling Foundation appeared as guests on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show to discuss the fundraiser. Mateer says the idea behind the Mouse Races Fundraiser was to create a fun fund raising event for the community, saying the event has already outgrown it's previous venue.
The Tornado Wrestling Foundation plays a large part in funding the wrestling programs at Taylorville Schools. Mahr says the Tornado Wrestling Foundation hasn't set a particular fund raising goal for the event, but would like to raise enough money to let the kids focus on their wrestling and academics.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15, or at the door for $20. Businesses can also sponsor a mouse as well. For more information on tickets or sponsoring a mouse, Mahr says to give him a call at 306-5140.