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Call for LUEWWD IX Contestants, Sponsors, Volunteers

LUEWWD IX: Nailin’ It! is set for Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Casbah. We look forward to seeing you there for a stupendously fun ladies’ arm-wrestling experience and fundraiser!

Funds raised at LUEWWD IX: Nailin’ It! will go toward Habitat for Humanity of Durham’s 2013 Women Build. LUEWWD is hoping to bring fundraising and physical brawn to the project.

Contestants should get on board! Those who sign up soon will have extra time to come up with a great costume, build up both their arm muscles and entourage, help LUEWWD spread the word, and get moving with fundraising.  Let us know reallllllly soon if you’d like to participate! If you need help getting the creative juices flowing for your character or costume, check out previous events’ photos on this site or on Facebook. Or check out your competitors who have already signed up!

Want to donate your time and talents as a volunteer? We extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in helping us host these events; they simply couldn’t happen without our fantastic volunteers. Volunteer jobs include: admission, human/walking ATM, contestant round-up, bar service, merchandise and raffle ticket sales, and more. Tell us what you’d like to do at LUEWWD IX!

LUEWWD - Industrial Strength (4/20/13)

Want to be an event or contestant sponsor? THANK YOU for thinking of us! We can’t wait to talk to you. Please send an email to luewwd@gmail.com. We have a few donation levels designated with various benefits, and, whenever possible, we incorporate sponsors into the event in creative ways. CheeringFans

You’ve probably caught the drift of this post by now… we want to hear from you! So email luewwd@gmail.com if you want to be involved as a contestant, volunteer or sponsor with LUEWWD IX: Nailin’ It!, and/or if you just want to know more about the League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham.

Industrial Strength! The Results!

Thank you to everyone who attended LUEWWD VIII: Industrial Strength, a record-breaking fundraising event that benefited Liberty Arts and The Scrap Exchange. We’d like to share the results… and here’s a link to the photos and a VIDEO (a first!) of the event.

Total Money Raised: $10,082.

That breaks the previous record by more than $2,000! (not sure we say it enough how much we love our town and all of the people who support LUEWWD, the wrestlers and the beneficiaries — you are stupendous!)

Champion: Betty Rumble

Champ

Madame Moneymaker: Lotta Doe

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Durham Diva: Trashley the Treasure Troll

Diva

Queen of the Losers: Kit “The Killer” Kellar

Queen

King of the Bucks: Lupa

Lupa

Individual Contestant Fundraising Totals:

Lotta Doe: $1,343

Steel Magnolia: $1,064.10

Scrappy Sally: $602.85

Betty Rumble: $405.01

Lisa “Left Arm” Lopes: $198.50

Pippi Strongstockings: $162.15

Trashley the Treasure Troll: $104

Kit “The Killer” Kellar: $70

THANK YOU and A BEAR HUG to…

The Stage Crew: Hostess Marilyn Manho, Bouncer Rebecca/Sassy McKlassy, Round Boy Fur Pelton John and Round Girl Madame Muscle

The Judges: Mike Waller (representing Liberty Arts), Kaferine De Nerve and Robert Bland

The Volunteers, with a special thanks to Lupa (& co) from Liberty Arts and Jess (& co) from the Scrap Exchange for helping with both volunteer coordination and creation of an amazing outdoor venue. The event volunteers did everything from letting you into the main event and testing your luck with raffle ticket sales to counting your incredible donations and serving you drinks.

Sponsors and Donors

Twisted Tea/Boston Beer Company

Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub

The Casbah

MAYDNEW DJ and Event Planning

Phunco

Jewelsmith (in support of Steel Magnolia)

Adorn Boutique

CrossFit Durham

Morgan Imports (in support of Lotta Doe)

Bull City Co-Working (in support of Lotta Doe)

Boy Scouts Troop 332 OLL (Raleigh)

Liv’s

Blend Cafe

The event space was provided courtesy of Cordoba Center for the Arts and Re-Use Warehouse.

Additional in-kind support came from The Rock Shop, Studio Xavier and Mr. Trim, Inc. (919.697.5076). Photographers BJ Council, Megan Morr, and Christine Nguyen also shared their talents in-kind.

MORE PICTURES, PLEASE!

Or would you like to just WATCH THE VIDEO?

[The sculpture shown in the featured image for this post was created by Tim Werrell. The artists at Liberty Arts each debuted a new piece in time for LUEWWD VIII and to commemorate the first anniversary of being in the new studio space.]