Beat the Streets has added Olympic and four-time World champion Jordan Burroughs as a speaker at their Virtual Telethon, which will be held on September 17 at 6:00 p.m. on FloWrestling.
Burroughs, who has competed in the Beat the Streets benefit competitions more than any other athlete, is one of three Olympic champions and five Olympians who are participating in this event. Other Olympic champions as part of the Virtual Telethon are Helen Maroulis and Henry Cejudo, as well as 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J'den Cox and 2008 Olympian Ben Askren. All of these Olympians have also competed in Beat the Streets events in the past.
World bronze medalist Sally Roberts, founder of Wrestle Like A Girl, will serve as host. MMA star and former college wrestler Justin Gaethje is also featured during the Virtual Telethon.
According to Beat the Streets in an email sent earlier this week, the Telethon has raised $326,614 of our $650,000 goal, a little over halfway there. Funds will support Beat the Streets youth wrestling initiatives in New York City.
The Virtual Telethon will be a thoughtful and dynamic event that showcases the resilience of Beat the Streets staff, kids, and community. It is free of charge to watch the Beat the Streets Virtual Telethon on FloWrestling.
Immediately following the Telethon, Beat the Streets will hold a six-match card of top wrestling stars, which will also be on FloWrestling. Those watching the wrestling matches must have a FloPro subscription.
Here's a quick recap of the lineup:
6:00pm ET: Virtual Telethon
• Sally Roberts (Host)
• J'den Cox
• Helen Maroulis
• Jordan Burroughs
• Ben Askren
• Henry Cejudo
• Justin Gaethje
7:30pm ET: Wrestling Card
• Yianni Diakomihalis vs. Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
• Joe Colon vs. Seth Gross
• Victoria Francis vs. Alexandria Glaude
• Gable Steveson vs. Trent Hillger
• Emily Shilson vs. Felicity Taylor
• Vito Arujau vs. Jack Mueller
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