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Kevin Knight & IWF Wrestlers March in 98th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade (May 29, 2017)
 
Kevin Knight in 98th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade  
Kevin Knight in 98th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade Kevin Knight in 98th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade
 

 
 
Kevin Knight & IWF at 11th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley, NJ (May 19, 2017) 
 
Kevin Knight at 11th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley, NJ Kevin Knight at 11th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley, NJ
IWF at 11th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley, NJ Kevin Knight at 11th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley, NJ 
 

 
 
Kevin Knight & IWF Hosts Collection Drive for Montclair Township Animal Shelter (May 2017) 
 
IWF Hosts Collection Drive for Montclair Township Animal Shelter
Kevin Knight at Collection Drive for Montclair Township Animal Shelter 
 

 
Kevin Knight & IWF Wrestlers at 11th Annual Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff Dinner (February 2, 2017) 
 
IWF Wrestlers at 11th Annual Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff Dinner IWF Wrestlers at 11th Annual Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff Dinner
IWF Wrestlers at 11th Annual Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff Dinner IWF Wrestlers at 11th Annual Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff Dinner
IWF Wrestlers at 11th Annual Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff Dinner IWF Wrestlers at 11th Annual Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff Dinner 
 
 

 
 
Kevin Knight Represents Relay For Life at Nutley High School Assembly (January 10, 2017) 
 
Kevin Knight Represents Relay For Life at Nutley High School 
Kevin Knight Represents Relay For Life at Nutley High School 
   
 

 
 
IWF and Chamber of Commerce Welcome Santa Claus to Nutley! (November 25, 2016)
 
Michael Cammett and IWF Welcome Santa Claus to Nutley  Kevin Knight and Michael Cammett Welcome Santa Claus to Nutley 
 

 
 
IWF Wrestling Centre Hosts Food Drive for Nutley Family Service Bureau (November 2016) 
 
IWF Food Drive for Nutley Family Service Bureau 
 
 

 
 
 
Kevin Knight & IWF at 34th Annual Nutley Fire Prevention Open House (October 14, 2016)
 
Kevin Knight and Michael Cammett at Nutley Fire Prevention Open House 
Michael Cammett at 34th Annual Nutley Fire Prevention Open House  Michael Cammett and Kevin Knight at Nutley Fire Prevention Open House 
 

 
 
Kevin Knight & IWF at Nutley Public Library Summer Reading Program (July 20, 2016)
 
Michael Cammett and Kevin Knight at Nutley Public Library Summer Reading Program 
Kevin Knight and Michael Cammett at Nutley Public Library Summer Reading Program 
 

 
 
Kevin Knight & IWF at 10th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley, NJ (May 13, 2016)
 
IWF at 10th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley 
 
IWF at 10th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley 
 
 

 
 

Kevin Knight & IWF Wrestlers March in 97th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade (May 30, 2016)

IWF in Nutley Memorial Day Parade 2016 IWF in Nutley Memorial Day Parade 2016 IWF in Nutley Memorial Day Parade 2016

IWF in Nutley Memorial Day Parade 2016 IWF in Nutley Memorial Day Parade 2016 

    


   
Kevin Knight & IWF Wrestlers March in 38th Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 5, 2016) 
   
IWF in Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016
 
IWF Wrestlers March in Nutley Memorial Day Parade 
IWF Wrestlers March in 38th Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 5, 2016) IWF Wrestlers March in 38th Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 5, 2016) 
 

 

Kevin Knight Represents Relay For Life at Nutley High School Assembly (March 22, 2016)

Kevin Knight Represents Relay For Life at Nutley High School (March 22, 2016) 

 


 

Kevin Knight & IWF Wrestlers at 10th Annual Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff Dinner (February 4, 2016) 

IWF in Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff 2016

IWF in Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff 2016 

IWF in Nutley Relay For Life Kickoff 2016 

     


   

IWF Wrestling Centre Hosts Food Drive for American Red Cross (November 2015) 

IWF Wrestling Centre Hosts Food Drive for American Red Cross 

   


 

IWF Wrestlers March in 96th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade (May 2015)
    
IWF Wrestlers March in Memorial Day Parade (May 2015)
IWF Wrestlers March in Memorial Day Parade (May 2015) 
    

   
Kevin Knight at Nutley Chamber of Commerce Community Business Expo (March 26, 2015) 
 

Kevin Knight at Nutley Community Business Expo (March 26, 2015)        

 

    

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IWF Wrestlers March in 37th Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 2015)

IWF Wrestlers March in Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 2015)

 


  

Kevin Knight Represents Relay For Life at Nutley High School Assembly (February 2015)  

Kevin Knight Represents Relay For Life at Nutley High School (February 2015) 

 



IWF at 9th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley Kickoff Party (February 5, 2015)

IWF at Relay For Life of Nutley Kickoff Party - February 5, 2015

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Kevin Knight appearance at GNC Summit Plaza, Hackensack, NJ (November 18, 2014)

Kevin Knight appearance at GNC Summit Plaza, Hackensack, NJ

    


 

Kevin Knight appearance at GNC Summit Plaza, Hackensack, NJ (May 31, 2014)

Kevin Knight appearance at GNC Summit Plaza Hackensack

    


     

IWF Marches in 95th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Nutley, NJ (May 26, 2014)

IWF Marches in 95th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Nutley

      

 

Kevin Knight Appearance at Relay For Life of Nutley Fashion Show (April 4, 2014)

Kevin Knight Appearance at Relay For Life of Nutley Fashion Show - April 4, 2014 Kevin Knight Appearance at Relay For Life of Nutley Fashion Show - April 4, 2014

Kevin Knight Appearance at Relay For Life of Nutley Fashion Show - April 4, 2014

      


 

IWF Marches with Relay For Life in 36th Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

Posted: March 1, 2014

IWF Marches w/ Relay For Life in 36th Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

IWF Marches w/ Relay For Life in 36th Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

      


IWF Wrestling in 94th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade (May 27, 2013)

Posted: June 1, 2013 

IWF Wrestling in 94th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade May 27, 2013 IWF Wrestling in 94th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade May 27, 2013

IWF Wrestling in 94th Annual Nutley Memorial Day Parade May 27, 2013 

 


 
 

Kevin Knight with Nutley Mayor Mauro Tucci after Township Commissioner's Meeting

March 20, 2012 

Kevin Knight with Nutley Mayor Mauro G. Tucci


 

Kevin Knight in Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 3, 2012

Kevin Knight in Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade


  

Kevin Knight Attends Kick-Off Event for American Cancer Society 2012 Relay For Life of Nutley

Posted: January 31, 2012 

Nutley held its annual Relay for Life team kickoff last Wednesday at the Parks and Recreation Annex.  The relay takes place May 18 and 19 at DeMuro Park.  Interim Mayor Mauro Tucci poses with an Independent Wrestling Federation championship belt belonging to professional wrestler Kevin Knight.

Kevin Knight at American Cancer Society 2012 Relay For Life of Nutley kick-off event 

Kevin Knight (left) and Nutley Mayor Mauro Tucci (right) at American Cancer Society 2012 Relay For Life of Nutley kick-off event January 25.

        


 

Kevin Knight / AJ Sparxx / Travis Blake Kevin Knight / AJ Sparxx / NY Rangers Kevin Knight
Knight, Ross, Blake Appear at 5th Annual Hydrocephalus WALK for New Jersey:

 

Update: September 18, 2011 - The PHF WALK 2011 raised over $27,000!


(EDISON, NJ)- This Saturday, September 17, 11:00 am, IWF's Kevin Knight, Commissioner Rich Ross and Self-Made Travis Blake will be present as The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc. is sponsoring the 5th Annual Hydrocephalus WALK for New Jersey at Roosevelt Park in Edison. 

Mrs. New Jersey, Catherine Zalewski, will be WALKING to help "Fund a Cure for Hydrocephalus" on Saturday.  Mrs. New Jersey will serve as Honorary Chairman of the event and will cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially start the PHF NJ WALK 2011.

In addition to great live music, we will also be visited by the New York Rangers Road Tour truck with a slapshot booth, box hockey activities and NY Rangers premier giveaway items.

Please join us for a day of great fun with family & friends as we raise money to "Fund a Cure for Hydrocephalus".

The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, educates the community by raising the level of awareness about this brain condition. The PHF provides support to the families, friends and children who are diagnosed with Hydrocephalus.

The PHF raises money for and works with the medical community in searching for a cure and additional treatment options for those with Hydrocephalus.

Additionally, the PHF advocates on behalf of the members of the Hydrocephalus community and works with policy makers at the State and Federal level to raise awareness and push for more research and support in our fight against Hydrocephalus.

This September marks the 3rd annual "National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month!"  All donations are tax-deductible.

PHF WALK Sponsors

    


 

IWF Community Outreach Program is EVERYWHERE in Summer 2011

Kevin Knight @ Woodland Park NJ Public Library  Kevin Knight @ Baseball Clinic, Nutley NJ

Kevin Knight with Director Amy Babcock Landry at The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library of Woodland Park, NJ.  The IWF donates T-Shirts and Autographed Photos for kids who participate in the Annual Summer Reading Program. (July 8, 2011) 

Kevin Knight with Coach Joe Affinito and kids from the Dennis Sasso All-Star Baseball School in Nutley, NJ.  Knight is a graduate from the Baseball School and hosts an annual IWF Autograph Session for the kids each Summer. (July 8, 2011)

    


 

IWF Community Outreach Autograph Session @ Belleville NJ Cub Scout Pack 350

IWF Community Outreach Autograph Session @ Belleville NJ Cub Scout Pack 350 IWF Community Outreach Autograph Session @ Belleville NJ Cub Scout Pack 350 IWF Community Outreach Autograph Session @ Belleville NJ Cub Scout Pack 350

Cub Scouts Meet IWF Stars:
IWF Wrestlers Meet and Greet with Scouts of Pack 350


By Rose Sartaguda |  May 2, 2011

(BELLEVILLE, NJ)- The Cub Scouts of Pack 350 from Belleville had a blast Friday night, April 29 when they met with their wrestling idols from the Independent Wrestling Federation. The IWF stars arrived at the Fewsmith Memorial Presbyterian Church in Union Avenue around seven in the evening to grace the monthly meeting of the pack.

Assistant Den Leader Mario Nunez said, “The monthly pack meeting is where all the packs—Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos—have a little get together. Usually at this time, the kids get awards, whoever has achieved any ranks or any type of badges. It’s usually a fun night.”

Cubmaster William Gonzales, having ties with some of the wrestlers from the IWF, came up with and produced this night’s particular activity.

Most of the scouts knew the wrestlers and a majority have watched their shows. That’s why everyone was excited to meet their idols that night.

Seven-year-old Emmanuel Molina said his favorite is Kevin Knight whom he’d met once before. Emmanuel likes wrestling because he is a wrestler himself for the Belleville Recreation Department squad.

Before the wrestlers came, the Scouts made their pledge, sang the national anthem, and the Tiger Scouts performed a couple of songs for the group.

When the special guests arrived, the boys lined up to get their autographs and have their pictures taken with their idols, who let the little ones hold their championship belts.

One boy, Justin Salamone, kept interviewing the wrestlers even after acquiring their autographs.

Mike Enslin, Justin's cousin who hails from Flemington, said he's been a fan of wrestling all his life. "I've a lot of belts and stuff like that."

Eight members of the IWF came, signed autographs, and happily indulged the boys' questions: Kevin Knight, Self-Made Travis Blake, German Menace Kraig Stagg, Yours Truly Lawson, Latin Lover Chachi, World-Class Karson Slade, Scrap Iron Joey Golden, and Varsity Marc Corino, who said he used to go to Belleville’s School Number 7.

IWF Community Outreach Autograph Session @ Belleville NJ Cub Scout Pack 350 IWF Community Outreach Autograph Session @ Belleville NJ Cub Scout Pack 350 IWF Community Outreach Autograph Session @ Belleville NJ Cub Scout Pack 350

    


 

IWF - Cub Scout Award

Kevin Knight was honored on February 26, 2011, by Belleville Cub Scout Pack 350 at their 71st Annual Blue and Gold Banquet in Belleville, NJ.

   


 

IWF Wrestling "Behind the Scenes" with Chiropractor Dr. Steven Clarke

 

Posted: July 27, 2010
  
Dr. Steven Clarke, President of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC), gives chiropractic adjustments and provides treatment to several wrestlers from the Independent Wrestling Federation (IWF) prior to a recent wrestling card at the IWF Wrestling Centre in West Paterson, NJ.
 
     

 

IWF Best of West Paterson Award 2010   IWF Best of West Paterson Award 2010
IWF Wrestling Receives 2010 Best of West Paterson Award
U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, October 9, 2010 -- IWF Wrestling has been selected for the 2010 Best of West Paterson Award in the Recreation Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association
  

 

IWF is EVERYWHERE in Summer 2010!

Kevin Knight @ West Paterson Library Kevin Knight @ Dennis Sasso Baseball Camp Kevin Knight @ Sirius XM Radio NYC

1. Kevin Knight at Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library in West Paterson NJ to promote the Annual 2010 Kids Summer Reading Club.  IWF donated merchandise prizes for top summer readers. (July 19, 2010)

2. Kevin Knight with Dennis Sasso, former Head Baseball Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Nutley High School.  Kevin visited the kids at Sasso's 30th Annual All-Star Baseball Clinic in Nutley, NJ.  Kevin is a graduate of the highly-acclaimed program. (July 21, 2010)

3. Co-Host Dave LaGreca, IWF's Kevin Knight, Co-Host Pete Copeland on "Busted Open" Radio Show at Sirius XM Radio studio's in NYC on June 21, 2010.

     


   

 

 

IWF @ Belleville Cub Scouts IWF @ Belleville Cub Scouts IWF @ Belleville Cub Scouts 
IWF Wrestlers BodySlam Belleville Cub Scouts
Knight, Blake, Mad Dawg visited Troop on November 20, 2009
    

Leonard Lance / Mad Dawg Jenkins

U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance & Mad Dawg Jenkins
IWF @ PHF Walkathon, Edison NJ, September 13, 2009
IWF @ PHF Walkathon, Edison NJ, September 13, 2009 IWF @ PHF Walkathon, Edison NJ, September 13, 2009 IWF @ PHF Walkathon, Edison NJ, September 13, 2009
     

    
 

IWF Wrestling @ Great Falls Paterson Festival, September 2009

IWF @ Great Falls Paterson Festival, September 2009 IWF @ Great Falls Paterson Festival, September 2009  IWF @ Great Falls Paterson Festival, September 2009

    


     

 

Honky Tonn Man Library
WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man Appeared June 22 in West Paterson, NJ:
Independent Wrestling Federation & CustomMuscle Sponsor Borough-wide Tour
 
Updated: June 23, 2009

(WEST PATERSON, NJ)- It was shake-rattle-n-roll time as World Wrestling Entertainment Legend Honky Tonk Man came to West Paterson (Woodland Park) on Monday, June 22, 2009. 
 
Known as "The Greatest Intercontinental of All-Time," Honky Tonk Man sold out Madison Square Garden numerous times in the 1980's and 1990's, and recently appeared on WWE Raw and WrestleMania 25 Hall of Fame Ceremony. 
 
At 3 pm, Honky Tonk Man signed autographs at
Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library to promote the annual Kids Summer Reading Club.

     
At 5 pm, Honky Tonk Man signed autographs at
Pizza City, 1051 McBride Avenue.

    
At 7 pm, Honky Tonk Man hosted a free Open House Tour at
IWF Wrestling School.  Visitors who enrolled in IWF Wrestling School, the Youth Clinic, or who purchased event tickets received a free autographed poster. 
Honky Tonk Man 

The borough-wide tour was made possible by Independent Wrestling Federation and Layfield Energy
.  Independent Wrestling Federation produces family-friendly live events and hosts children’s Birthday PartiesIWF Wrestling School is recognized as the premiere training facility in the Northeast by countless television and news media outlets. 
  

IWF Award 2009   IWF Award 2009

Independent Wrestling Federation Best of West Paterson 2009 Recreation Services Award
    


 

IWF Community Outreach @ Paterson School 10
IWF WP Library

IWF Teams With Alfred H. Baumann Library Summer Reading Program:
West Paterson Groups Unite to Promote Youth Reading

 
Posted: June 18, 2007

(WEST PATERSON, NJ)- The Independent Wrestling Federation joins forces with the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library in West Paterson to promote their annual Summer Reading Program.
 
As part of the Community Outreach Program, the West Paterson-based IWF donates several prizes to the youngsters who excel in the library's summer reading program, including T-shirts, bandanas, event tickets and autographed photos.  
 
IWF stars including Kevin Knight, Franciz and Nick Sabre made a guest appearance at the library's summer reading party, where the kids have an opportunity to meet the wrestlers and take photos while posing with the IWF championship title belts.
 
For information regarding the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library,
call 973-345-8120.
 

  
   
  
 
IWF Wrestler Kevin Knight Speaks at Paterson School No. 29 June 15
Community Outreach Program Assembly for Grades K Through 4
  
Posted: June 18, 2007
  
(PATERSON, NJ)- As part of the Community Outreach Program, Independent Wrestling Federation’s Kevin Knight spoke to the student body of 325 kids Grade K through 4 at No. 29 School, 88 Danforth Avenue, Paterson, on Friday, June 15.
  
Knight’s positive message address to the students included the importance of working hard in school, eating right and being active in the community. Kevin is a recent World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) performer, a 12-year ring veteran and IWF Wrestling School head trainer.
  
“In addition to speaking at schools and DARE programs, IWF Community Outreach conducts many charitable efforts for local youth and civic organizations,” said Knight. “Annual activities include a clothing collection for The Red Cross of Metropolitan NJ, food drive for The United Way of Passaic County, Wrestlethon fundraiser for The Twin Towers Orphan Fund, and autograph session at Tomorrows Children's Fund at Hackensack University Medical Center.”
  
IWF's Franciz and Nick Sabre were also present at the assembly, and the trio signed augtographs for all the students.
  
Established in 1999, IWF Wrestling School trains hundreds of wrestlers from 16 states and six countries that compete in bouts for organizations around the globe. Knight and 16 of his graduates performed on WWE Raw and SmackDown television events and pay-per-view extravaganzas.
  
IWF Wrestling School was recently featured by CBS 2 News, Fox 5 Good Day New York, ABC 7 Eyewitness News, My 9 News, News 12 NJ, NBC Telemundo 47, Telemundo International, WMBC-TV 63 News, Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom, Nickelodeon’s WACK, EXTRA, Metro Channel, TLC’s Makeover Story and WOR Radio 710.

Independent Wrestling Federation produces family-friendly live events.  IWF Pro Wrestling School is recognized as the premiere training facility in the Northeast by countless television and news media outlets. 
   
    

 
   
Kevin Knight & Aaron Stride Appear at Wyckoff 5K Run October 2006:
    
Posted: October 20, 2006
  
(WYCKOFF, NJ)- As part of the Independent Wrestling Federation's Community Outreach Program, Kevin Knight, Event Chairman Dr. Steven Clarke and Aaron Stride appeared at the annual Wyckoff Education Foundation 5K Run and Family Walk October 14, 2006 at Eisenhower Middle School, Wyckoff, NJ.
 
The two-mile Family Fun Run/Walk is a New Jersey Grand Prix event designed to attract both the serious and recreational runner. The day's activities included a carnival with games, food, hot air balloon rides and an obstacle course.
  
The Wyckoff Education Foundation (WEF) is an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of education in the Wyckoff public school system. WEF was formed in 1990 in response to decreasing financial support from the State and increasing local taxes. WEF provides “tools for learning” and funds programs outside of the school budget that support excellence in education.
  
    

IWF Wrestlethon 2006

(L to R): IWF wrestler Justin Corino, Belleville Board of Education member Anthony Sessa,
Carla Fattal of United Way of Passaic County, and IWF wrestler Kevin Knight unite for the
24-Hour Charity Wrestlethon at IWF Centre, West Paterson, NJ.
 
IWF Establishes World-Record for 'Longest Wrestling Event' September 9-10:
24-Hour Charity Wrestlethon Benefits Twin Towers Orphan Fund, Red Cross, United Way

Posted: September 13, 2006

(WEST PATERSON, NJ)- The Independent Wrestling Federation recently established a world-record for the 'Longest Wrestling Event' benefiting several worthy causes. IWF Wrestling School stars competed in a
24-Hour Charity Wrestlethon that began September 9 at 2 pm, and continued uninterrupted through September 10 at 2:02 pm at IWF Centre, West Paterson, NJ.

Wrestlethon saw 40 IWF grapplers compete for an amazing 24-hours and 2-minutes in a round-robin event, with IWF Commissioner Rich Ross and GOPUSA's AJ Sparxx sounding the ceremonial opening bell to kickoff the record-breaking feat.

The first of 41 bouts saw Nick Sabre battle Franciz, while a day later IWF trainer Kevin Knight tangled with Dan McGuire to close out the Herculean effort.

"We had a tremendous showing of support from our families, friends, fans and community members who attended the event and made financial pledges to sponsor each wrestler," said Kevin Knight. "We raised $1,253.00, with all proceeds donated to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund."

The Fund
was created to provide long-term high education assistance and mental and physical healthcare to children who were orphaned by the attacks of September 11, 2001.

"As we remember the fifth-anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we are delighted to help raise needed money for the children who lost so much," said Commissioner Ross.

A clothing drive was hosted during Wrestlethon as five huge bins were overflowing with clothes and donated to For a Cause Inc. at Red Cross of Metropolitan NJ 
which serves Passaic, Essex and West Hudson counties. Clothing proceeds benefit fire disaster relief, assist medical transportation for seniors and meals-on-wheels service.

A nonperishable food drive for United Way of Passaic County 
was conducted, filling seven boxes with 150-pounds of goods. Hunger is a concern that needs to be addressed on a daily basis, as there has been a 30-percent increase in the number of people receiving assistance from food pantries in the county.

"GOPUSA is honored to be a part of this event and to help raise money for such a worthwhile charity," said AJ Sparxx, Co-Executive Director of GOPUSA Northeast. "The IWF continues to be front and center in community outreach."

Other dignitaries in attendance at Wrestlethon were Carla Fattal, Director of Volunteer and Community Programs of United Way, and Belleville Board of Education member Anthony Sessa.

IWF Champion Shawn Donavan, American Champion Travis Blake, Junior Champion Tommy Trouble, and Tag Team Champions Antonio Rivera and Tony Torres also participated in Wrestlethon.  It was a historic IWF milestone as the federation celebrated their 200th live event.
 
Wrestlethon refreshments donated by Capri Pizza, 654 McBride Avenue, West Paterson. Chiropractic services offered by Dr. Steven G. Clarke, High Street Rehab, Nutley. Wardrobe provided by Forever Pizzazz Costume Company of Paterson. 
Nutritional products supplied by L&E Distributors of Sayreville. Community leadership and support courtesy of GOPUSA.

Independent Wrestling Federation produces family-friendly live events and hosts children’s
Birthday Parties.  IWF Pro Wrestling School is recognized as the premiere training facility in the Northeast by countless television and news media outlets. 
 
(L to R): Kevin Knight, Carla Fattal of Passaic County United Way, 
Commissioner Rich Ross and AJ Sparxx of GOPUSA at Wrestlethon.
  

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FACE OF FURY
Photography and text by Michael Karas / HERALD NEWS / September 16, 2006
  
Independent Wrestling Federation wrestler Franciz pins opponent Chris Steeler's head to the mat during a 24-hour charity Wrestlethon at the IWF Centre in West Paterson last weekend. The Wrestlethon benefited the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, the Red Cross of Metropolitan New Jersey and the United Way of Passaic County.

The event began last Saturday (September 9) at 2 p.m. and featured 40 IWF wrestlers in a continuous round-robin match that lasted 24-hours and 2-minutes. The match set a world-record for the "Longest Wrestling Event," according to Kevin Knight, head trainer of the IWF.

"Every year we do a few fundraisers...this year we decided to combine all our fundraising efforts into one event," Knight said.

Monetary, clothing or food donations were requested of each visitor to the event and $1,253 was raised along with five bins of clothing and seven boxes of food.

"We collected a lot more donations, food and clothing than we expected," Knight said. The event had visitors even into the early morning hours. Knight said, "We had people here watching at 4 a.m. It was great."
   
    
Photography and text by Michael Karas / HERALD NEWS / September 16, 2006

(L to R): Kevin Knight, Chiropractor Dr. Steven Clarke of Nutley's High Street Rehab, Justin Corino and Franciz at the 24-Hour Charity Wrestlethon September 9-10 that raised $1,203.00 for Twin Towers Orphan Fund.
 
IWF 24-Hour Charity Wrestlethon Makes History:
* $1,253.00 Raised for Twin Towers Orphan Fund
* 5 Bins of Clothing Filled for Red Cross of Metro NJ
* 7 Boxes (150 lbs.) of Food Collected for United Way of Passaic County
* World-Record Shattered for Longest Wrestling Event: 24-Hours & 2-Minutes
* IWF Milestone as Federation Celebrates 200th Live Event
 

   
IWF Wrestlers Conduct 'Food & Clothing Drive' for Red Cross
Wrestlers Also to Visit Don Imus-WFAN Pediatric Center for Tomorrows Children
 
Posted: November 2005

(West Paterson, NJ)- In response to the recent hurricanes, the Independent Wrestling Federation is hosting a holiday Food and Clothing Drive this month at IWF Wrestling School, West Paterson.

"Throughout November, clothes and non-perishable foods are being donated by IWF wrestlers and fans in the hopes of making a difference by helping those affected by the recent devastation," said IWF head trainer Kevin Knight of Nutley.  "Items will be sent to The American Red Cross of Metropolitan NJ in Fairfield, which go directly to disaster relief services."   

The Red Cross of Metro NJ is the largest chapter in the state and encompasses Passaic, Essex and West Hudson counties.  Recently, the chapter responded to floods, fires and chemical spills, as each disaster mobilizes volunteers and around-the-clock service.

On Monday, November 28, Knight and other IWF stars make their fifth-annual holiday visit to the Don Imus/WFAN Pediatric Center at the Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ.  They will be making the rounds signing autographs for kids at the Tomorrows Children's Fund.

"TCF is a privately funded, non-profit group that eases the pain and suffering of children fighting cancer or a blood disorder," Knight said.  "They address the critical needs of families facing the anguish of these diseases, provide a loving atmosphere for those in treatment, and fund research."

Since 1990, Don Imus of the Imus in the Morning show has headlined a radiothon on WFAN that has raised $60 million to benefit charities such as TCF, The Imus Ranch and CJ Foundation for SIDS.