Cage fight for funds

South Canterbury Herald - - OUT & ABOUT -

A fundraiser for South Can­ter­bury’s wrestling team.

A mixed mar­tial arts event will take place in­side a two-me­tre-high cage to raise money for a Ti­maru sports club.

Two fighters, and a ref­eree, will en­ter an eight-sided cage to fight in the fundraiser, South Can­ter­bury Olympic Wrestling Club coach Pete Berry said.

‘‘And away they go. It’s just a com­bi­na­tion of dif­fer­ent con­tact sports. Ob­vi­ously, the bet­ter man wins,’’ Berry said.

The mixed mar­tial arts event will be the eighth an­nual fundrais­ing event the club has hosted, Berry said.

This year money made at the The Ko­diak Cage Wars event will go to­wards pur­chas­ing a van for the club.

There will be a live band play­ing mu­sic through­out the evening and two celebrity fighters, although Berry said the iden­tity of the two celebri­ties was be­ing kept un­der wraps.

‘‘I can’t tell you that, it’s top se­cret.’’

He said ev­ery­one would en­joy the event.

‘‘Ev­ery­one who likes a bit of ac­tion.’’

Tick­ets will cost $35 and cor­po­rate ta­bles were also avail­able for $1500. The ta­bles would in­clude drinks and supper for the evening.

Cor­po­rate ta­bles would seat 10 peo­ple.

Berry said the club was hop­ing to at­tract sev­eral hun­dred peo­ple.

The Ko­diak Cage Wars will be held from 7pm at the South­ern Trust Events Cen­tre on Mor­gans Rd, Ti­maru, on September 30.

Tick­ets went on sale on September 1 at Karmec Creations and In­de­pen­dent En­gi­neers.

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