GREENSBORO, N.C. — It isn’t your typical charity event.
Arm wrestling is the focus and it’s possibly one of few places where a draw leads to a “dance off.”
As entertaining as their events are with the wrestlers making grand entrances and the crowd cheering them on, the women of the Greensboro Ladies’ Arm Wrestling League (GRAWL) are focused on helping the community.
The proceeds from every event support local nonprofits.
“Everything goes to whoever we’re wresting for,” member LaToya Neal said.
“We get to work out, which is fun and great for us. We also get to act like fools and be silly, and we raise a lot of really good money for some great community organizations,” member Laura Eynon said.
In the past, GRAWL has raised money for the Interactive Resource Center and the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro.
The group’s most recent event was to benefit the YWCA Emergency Family Shelter in Greensboro.
“Every dollar counts, every dollar makes a difference. We’ve already raised enough money for the family shelter to operate for three days. That’s amazing,” said Rachel Scott, founder and co-organizer of GRAWL.
The league had its final event of the year this month, but is in the process of preparing for next year.