Hopkins Youth Hockey is getting the community ready to rumble.
The event, presented by Steel Domain Wrestling, is a fundraiser for the Hopkins Youth Hockey Association. The organization has always done a fundraiser, but this time members were looking to do something a little different than the pizza, candy bar or calendar sales they’d done in the past, said Pete Waggoner, the club’s travel organizer.
The organization has big plans for the event. It expects to bring in at least $30,000. The long-term plan is to add a scoreboard and outdoor refrigerated ice that will lure to Hopkins.
The outdoor ice will also allow for self-sustaining outdoor tournaments for all age levels. Waggoner envisions fire pits and a social experience that has “just that classic old-time feel.
“That’s what we’re shooting for, and I think we can do it,” he said. “I want this building full so we can have a nice chunk of change.
The Pavilion wrestling event, which coincides with the first day of the Raspberry Festival, kicks off at 4 p.m. with a pre-match party sponsored by the Rotary Club. There will be live music, food and drink. Legends of professional wrestling will be signing autographs and posing for photos—along with Mick Karch, the voice of Minnesota professional wrestling.
Games and hockey-related vendors will also be at the party.
The matches kick off at 7:30 p.m. WWE legends Honky Tonk Man and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, current NWA World Champion Colt Cabana, four time NWA World Champion Adam Pearce and Matt Classic will all be at the event—along with a special Fourth of July Patriot tag-team match.
Families can choose from a variety of ticket options:
- Ringside Gold ($50): In the first four rows; includes a complimentary dinner from Tuttles Bar and Grill, meet and greet with the wrestlers and a complimentary program.
- Ringside Reserved ($25): Floor seats; includes a complimentary program.
- General Admission ($15): Floor bleacher seats elevated.
- General Admission ($10): Bleacher seats.
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