Grapple-thon raises funds for Relay for Life
This past weekend, The Mountaineer Newsies and Tuscola High School Relay for Life teams joined together to host a Grapple-thon and self-defense class at the Tuscola gym.
This year’s West Haywood Relay theme is “Celebrating the Courage to Fight” — so it was fitting to have an event demonstrating jujitsu and self-defense training.
Armando Basulto with Gracie North Carolina Academy of Defense was gracious enough to teach the self-defense class and many students from Gracie participated in the arm bar contest.
the event raised more than $500 for cancer research on Saturday and students are still turning in their sponsorship money.