Wrestling show Saturday in Arlington Heights benefits adaptive sports athletes

  • Seth Goldberg, a longtime wheelchair basketball enthusiast and fundraiser for Chicago Adaptive Sports, is organizing a wrestling show this weekend to benefit the nonprofit organization.

    Seth Goldberg, a longtime wheelchair basketball enthusiast and fundraiser for Chicago Adaptive Sports, is organizing a wrestling show this weekend to benefit the nonprofit organization. Daily Herald File Photo, 2009

 
 
Posted3/24/2022 8:32 AM

A touring wrestling company is coming to Arlington Heights Saturday night for a show that will raise funds for Chicago Adaptive Sports.

MWA Wrestling -- featuring grapplers like "The Drama King" Matt Rehwoldt, Justa Mazing and Vega Venum -- will present the "Battle of the Midwest" at 6:30 p.m. at the Camelot Park Community Center, 1005 E. Suffield Drive.

 

Seth Goldberg, a longtime wheelchair basketball enthusiast and member of the village's Commission for Citizens with Disabilities, is organizing the event to benefit the nonprofit Chicago Adaptive Sports, which aims to open a sports facility for children and adults with physical disabilities.

"This is a new event that's never been done in Arlington Heights before," Goldberg said. "It's going to be a fun night."

The independent wrestling company, now in its 16th year, boasts it's where you can find "the stars of tomorrow today," since many of the big names in wrestling entertainment television got their start on the independent circuit.

MWA, owner Brian Plantz says, "has a good mix of superheroes who you will love to cheer and supervillains who you will love to hate."

The organization has done benefit events across the Midwest for various causes.

The family-friendly show in Arlington Heights will have seven live matches, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the first bell at 6:30 p.m. Gatsby's sports bar, 427 E. Rand Road, is hosting an after-party.

Tickets are $20 for the front row, $15 for the second row, $12 for general admission, and $5 for kids 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at ticketstripes.com/casmwa26.

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