LET’S GET READY TO RRRRRUMBLE! Project HOPE Art and BAAWL (Bay Area Arm Wrestling Ladies) are teaming up to host a raucous performance-based arm wrestling competition that’s guaranteed to be OVER THE TOP. Our fourth tournament will be held Sunday, March 30th in San Francisco at Chez Poulet, and is intended to empower women while raising funds and awareness for disadvantaged communities in Haiti.
HOPE Art Arm Wrestlers are fired-up ladies who toe the line between theatrical antics and hardcore athleticism. Woman-identified wrestlers compete in each brawl. Each wrestler has a persona, bio, theme song, and money-hungry entourage to back them up and collect “bets” from the crowd. Proceeds from the evening will go towards art-based programming (facilitated by HOPE Art) for children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
WANNA WRASSLE? To compete in the upcoming tournament, fill out this form. All wrestlers are highly encouraged to be as creative, whimsical and bad-ass as possible. Bring your theatrics. Your flair for the dramatic. Bring your game face and your lipstick, too. Rules are determined and managed by the referee, only to be manipulated by celebrity judges, corrupted by crowd hecklers, and bribed by cold, hard dolla dolla billz, y’all.
MCs: Paul Trask and Stefbot
DJs: JoeJoe and Haute Mess (Brass Tax)
Referee: Alex Mace
Graphic Visionary: Elizabeth Marley
GET IN THE RING! About HOPE Art: Exploring the arts as a catalyst for healing and therapy, HOPE Art is inspiring creativity, communication, and self-expression for children who are orphaned and struggling to build their lives and their communities. For more information, visit projecthopeart.org. About BAAWL: BAAWL is the first West Coast league inspired by the original CLAW (Charlottesville Ladies Arm Wrestlers). Staying true to the vision, and inspiration of CLAW, BAAWL’s mission is to empower all women and strengthen communities through theater, arm wrestling, and philanthropy.