PRESS RELEASE/ Amarillo, Texas, September 8, 2010 – Shark Fight Promotions, staying faithful to the company’s philanthropic values, is partnering with Freedom Alliance for their September 11 event, “Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley”. Freedom Alliance is a 501(c)(3), educational and charitable organization, which sponsors numerous programs and activities aimed at supporting and honoring service members and their families.
In honor of the men and women who serve the United States in the armed forces, Shark Fight Promotions chose to donate a portion of the pay-per-view sales to Freedom Alliance’s Scholarship Fund. The fund is dedicated to the children of Americans who have lost their lives or have become permanently disabled while defending the country through their military service. Thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and guardsmen have been killed or disabled in the War on Terror; the fund aids the children of these brave men and women by providing them with scholarships to attend college.
“We strongly believe in maintaining a charitable element to our business and think it is extremely important to honor our troops. Supporting Freedom Alliance combines two subjects everyone at our company is passionate about. Freedom Alliance is an amazing organization and the scholarship fund is a worthy cause,” said Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions. “We are honored to help the children of our service men and women.”
Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North founded Freedom Alliance in 1990; the scholarship fund was created to remind the children that their parents’ sacrifices would never be forgotten. The organization has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to the sons and daughters of the American heroes who have lost their lives or been permanently disabled in an operational mission or a training accident.
“Freedom Alliance greatly appreciates Shark Fight Promotions’ support of the scholarship fund. Aligning their September 11 event with our organization provides a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness,” commented Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance.
Here is a complete rundown of the Shark Fights 13 card:
Pete Spratt vs. Eric Davila
Daniel Straus vs. Karen Darabedyan
Paul Bradley vs. Johnny Reese
Aaron Rosa vs. Devin Cole
Ronnie Mann vs. Douglas Evans
Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Joey Villasenor vs. Danillo Villefort
Paul Daley vs. Jorge Masvidal
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander
Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley