The GAW TV team — Mickie James, Lisa Marie Varon, and SoCal Val — are headed to Hollywood for their third annual fundraiser, known as DressleMania. The event will feature its traditional online auction of celebrity dresses, gowns, and other collectibles, in addition to a special in-person reception to celebrate. This year’s gathering will also showcase appearances from fellow wrestling talent and celebrities, including WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, who serves as the DressleMania 3 guest host. Proceeds from the auction will go to Childhelp, whose mission is to aid abused, neglected and at-risk children through various programs and services.
DressleMania 3 will take place on the evening of Saturday, April 1 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, the site of this year’s WrestleCon. Doors open at 9 pm PST, but the start time remains contingent upon the end time of WrestleMania night one. Attendees will also have the purchase general admission tickets or upgrade to VIP, where they will receive a photo opportunity with Mick, Mickie, Lisa, and Val.
NASHVILLE (February 17, 2023) – Grown Ass Women (GAW) TV today announced the launch of its 3rd annual charity fundraising event, DRESSLEMANIA III.
DressleMania is an online auction culminating in a live in-person celebration, where celebrities donate dresses, gowns and other autographed and/or collectible items for fans to bid on and own. This year, 100% of the purchase price from the auctioned items will benefit Childhelp® (childhelp.org), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping abused, neglected, and at-risk children. Childhelp’s programs and services include residential treatment services, children’s advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training.
The live event celebration, in partnership with Thuzio by Triller, will take place Saturday, April 1 at 9 p.m. inside the luxurious and iconic Biltmore Hotel, home of WrestleCon, in downtown Los Angeles. WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will be the special guest host for the festivities, along with GAW TV hosts Valerie “SoCal Val” Wyndham, Lisa Marie “Victoria/Tara” Varon and five-time IMPACT Wrestling women’s champion, Mickie James.
Fans at the live showcase will have the chance to be part of the audience for a special taping of a new GAW TV episode, presented in partnership with AdFreeShows. Attendees will also have meet-and-greet opportunities with the hosts, celebrity guests, a champagne toast and VIP cocktail party, live donation collections and more. Auction information, live event tickets and links to donate directly to Childhelp® are available at dresslemania.com.
“I’ve been a celebrity ambassador for the last couple of years and Childhelp® has a very special place in my heart,” said James, an 11-time women’s pro wrestling champion. “I thought it was really amazing that this year we could lift them up and bring some awareness to a foundation that is so special to me. We love supporting amazing organizations like this while also doing something fun for our fans at the same time.”
Varon, a seven-time women’s champion during her remarkable career in WWE and TNA/Impact wrestling, said, “We’re so excited about how quickly Dresslemania has grown and continues to get bigger year after year. We started Dresslemania to help use our platform to give back to communities and good causes, and we are thrilled to partner with Childhelp®. They have so many great programs advocating for kids.”
Wyndham, a former announcer in Impact Wrestling, and an interviewer on FITE TV, added, “Having a live event in Hollywood during wrestling’s biggest weekend, with someone as prominent in our industry as Mick Foley as our special guest host … it doesn’t get any better. We were obviously ecstatic when Mick agreed to be a part of Dresslemania, but it came as no surprise. He has always been so giving of his time for worthy causes and we couldn’t be more grateful that he will be joining us on what’s sure to be an incredible evening.”
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