Millcreek Wrestling gives back to the community with fundraiser at Elevate Chruch

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Millcreek wrestling held a fundraiser at Elevate Church on December 4th.

The new non-profit organization was put together to help outreach to the community through athletes.

On December 4th, the organization, and it’s teams from McDowell and MYAA, did a local toy donation for veteran families and the Erie City Mission to honor Donnie Staaf.

The kids of Millcreek Wrestling also benefit from the fundraiser by learning the importance of giving back to the community.

“We partner with the Erie City Mission to help show the importance of giving back to people that need it and extending a hand when people are down,” said Jim Hartken, Director, Millcreek Wrestling.

The toys donated will be split evenly between the veteran families and the Erie City Mission.

The next fundraiser will be next Saturday, Dec. 11th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Elevate Church, along with a toy drop at the Erie Sports Center on Saturday, Dec. 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Toys will be distributed by the Erie City Mission during a special handout in Donnie Staaf’s name and coordinated by Darrel Smith. Toys for the veterans will be distributed by the local VA program Operation Assisting Santa. Cards and Ornaments made by the Millcreek Wrestling teams are donated to the veterans at the local Soldiers and Sailors home.

Details can be found online at

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