The following press release was issued to Wrestlezone:
Chicago, Aug. 29, 2018 – Over-5,000 professional wrestling fans will gather at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg over Labor Day weekend for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, stage shows, meet-and-greets with legends of the squared circle, and to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Starrcast, a four-day wrestling pod cast convention and fan fest, will feature an eight-person video game tournament with seven personalities from the wrestling and the entertainment worlds, and the eighth spot being auctioned off to one lucky fan. Participants will engage in a single-elimination tournament playing the brand new Fire Pro Wrestling World game, with all proceeds raised being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The video game tournament, hosted by professional wrestler Leva Bates, takes place on Friday, August 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m./CST, and will be streamed live on Twitch. Celebrities scheduled to appear include; former WWE/WCW superstar Sean Waltman (X-Pac), comedian Ronald Funches, television personality Noelle Foley, star of the Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard podcast Bruce Prichard, and Impact Wrestling and Lucha Underground wrestling superstar Sami Calllihan.
“The video game tournament at Starrcast brings together so many aspects of what makes this convention such a special event,” said Starrcast creator and two-time Sports Illustrated Sports Podcaster of the Year award-winner Conrad Thompson. “One lucky fan will even get the opportunity to win a chance to play the newly released Fire Pro Wrestling World game against a fun group of celebrities. At the end of the day, all the proceeds will be donated to a very worthy cause; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”
Since its creation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s St. Jude Play Live video game platform has raised more than $9 million for the kids of St. Jude by teaming with gamers around the globe in the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.
How To Enter the Auction/Donate To Starrcast’s St. Jude Live campaign
To enter the auction for the eighth spot in the tournament, click here.
To donate to Starrcast’s St. Jude Play Live campaign, click here.
To watch the tournament live on Twitch, click here
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Founded by Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).
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