NUNDA – Young wrestlers ages 5 to 14 from Keshequa Central School will get up early to throw down flapjacks at the Geneseo Applebee’s Sunday morning, in a delicious breakfast fundraiser for their team.
Crystal Learn, President of Nunda Youth Wrestling, says that on Sunday, December 7, Youth Wrestlers will be at Applebee’s from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and serve fresh pancakes to anyone in attendance. Tickets for are $5, and can be purchased from any youth wrestler or at the door on the day of the event. The money will go toward the annual production of the Nunda Youth Wrestling Tournament.
“It’s a wonderful, rewarding program,” said Crystal Learn, who is also a parent of a young wrestler. “All participants volunteer, and the kids work to raise money for our annual tournament for items such as mats.”
Nunda Youth Wrestling is a volunteer-based program and is open to all Kesequa Central School boys and girls ages 5 – 14. Learn said that the group keeps kids active with practice three times a week with a trajectory aimed for varsity-level competition. There are 9 girls and 42 boys currently signed up, and the team held their first practice on Monday.
Nunda Youth Wrestling has held their annual pancake breakfast for over five years, with over 300 people in attendance last year. During the breakfast there will be a cash raffle, for which tickets are just $1, and first prize is $100, second prize $50, and third prize $25.
Winners will be announced at the end of the breakfast, at 10 a.m.
PHOTO CAPTION: Keshequa Central’s Youth Wrestlers. Photo from Nunda Youth Wrestling Facebook Page