Monday, August 26, 2013

Ladies' Arm Wrestling Charity Fundrasier Supports Habitat for Humanity of Durham

Some women bake cookies or run in 5Ks to raise money for good causes, but in Durham, some women arm wrestle. 

The League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham (LUEWWD - pronounced “lewd”) is partnering with Habitat forHumanity of Durham on Saturday, September 7th, to raise funds toward its 2013 Women Build. The Women Build program empowers women to better their community and be leaders on the construction site by building a home in partnership with a hardworking family.

The September 7th event LUEWWD IX: Nailin’ It!, which will take place at the Casbah at 1007 W Main Street in Durham, will feature eight new wrestlers including Big Mama Mayhem, Guillo Tina, Reba the Wrench, Sabrina Zero, and Work It Out Barbie. The doors will open at 7:30pm for pre-game activities, featuring the LIV’s food truck, cornhole, and Sam Adams products. General admission costs $5 and VIP tickets cost $25. The event is sponsored by The Boston Beer Company, The Casbah, Phunco, and MAYDNEW DJ & Event Planning.

Habitat for Humanity of Durham staff and volunteers, and LUEWWD volunteers will bring both fundraising strength and physical strength to the project. The groundbreaking date will be set soon (likely September), and the home will be built on Lutz Lane in a small Habitat community in east Durham. Lutz Lane was named in honor of the organization’s co-founder Worth Lutz. In June, Habitat for Humanity of Durham was one of 18 residential building companies to be named a National Green Building Standard Green Partner.
Those interested in donating to, volunteering for, or attending, this event, should email for more information. LUEWWD uses theatrical arm wrestling as a means of raising funds for projects and initiatives that benefit women and girls in the Durham community. More details are available at online.
Learn more about great community events in Durham and more with the Durham Event Calendar.

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