Event includes super match between Jordan Burroughs (USA) and Frank Chamizo (ITA)
NEW YORK — FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, today announced an agreement with Beat The Streets Wrestling to air its annual Beat The Streets New York City event on Thursday, May 17, at Pier 17/Seaport District in lower Manhattan. Coverage will be available live and on-demand exclusively on FloWrestling.com for the fourth consecutive year.
The event features a highly anticipated super match between the five-time world and Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs (USA) and two-time world champion Frank Chamizo (ITA).
Kicking off the benefit, the top Beat the Streets youth wrestlers will take to the mat showcasing their skills in exhibition matches. Additionally, several youth matches will be held featuring athletes from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The Benefit will also feature the PSAL Girls Freestyle Dual Meet Championships finals for the third straight year. The matches will exhibit the top New York City girls freestyle wrestling high school teams from the spring girls freestyle season.
Directly after, Team USA will then take on an international squad, with video highlights and special guest appearances made throughout the event. Complete rosters for both American squads and their respective international opponents will be announced at a later date.
The Benefit Celebration at Pier 17 will directly follow the wrestling competition. This unique and electrifying annual event helps Beat the Streets raise significant funds to further its mission. Whether it’s providing a safe, constructive outlet for our urban youth, fighting childhood obesity, empowering women, or uniting entire nations, Beat The Streets strives to teach persistence, dedication, and the value of hard work to achieve one’s goals through wrestling, and creates opportunities for personal and universal growth. Beat The Streets currently serves more than 3,000 student-athletes every year.
“The lessons and values of wrestling can help anyone grow and learn from hardship,” FloSports SVP Global Rights Acquisition & Strategy, Adam Fenn said. “The Beat the Streets program provides youth the opportunity for personal development and the value of teamwork at an early age in a safe and social environment. We’re honored to spotlight these teams and matches at the Beat the Streets New York City event, and look forward to working with their team for a special night.”
“We are excited to announce that FloWrestling will once again be live streaming this year’s Beat The Streets Annual Benefit matches at the brand new Howard Hughes venue at Pier 17 in the Seaport District,” said Brendan Buckley, Executive Director, Beat the Streets Inc. “Our continued partnership with FloWrestling will showcase this must-see event where Beat the Streets boys and girls from several different cities will compete against one another before the U.S. National team takes center stage. We appreciate FloWrestling for reminding the viewers that the reason this landmark event takes place is to support the more than 3,000 boys and girls that wrestle in New York City through access to training centers, coaches, competitions, summer camps and various enrichment opportunities such as tutoring, SAT Prep, college visits, and job internships.”
2018 Beat the Streets Wrestling Schedule
The Seaport District/Pier 17, New York City, May 17, 2018
2:30 p.m. – Beat the Streets Youth Exhibition Matches
4:45 p.m. – New York City Girls Freestyle Dual Meet Championships Finals
6:00 p.m. – World Class Wrestling to include:
- Team USA vs. Nigeria in women’s freestyle
- Team USA vs. TBA in men’s freestyle
- Super Match – Jordan Burroughs (USA) vs. Frank Chamizo (ITA)
Followed by Annual Benefit Celebration, Pier 17
To access live and on-demand coverage of the Beat The Streets New York City event, visit FloWrestling.com and become a PRO subscriber. A subscription unlock access to premium content across the entire FloSports network, as well as the matches from the Beat the Streets program starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on May 17. At 4:45 p.m., the New York City PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championships will take place, the Team USA matches following at 6 p.m. Watch the event across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku or Apple TV 4.
About Beat the Streets
The mission of Beat the Streets is to develop the full potential of the urban youth and to strengthen the culture of New York City wrestling. BTS works directly with the New York City Department of Education in a public-private partnership to bring the life-changing sport of wrestling to over 3,000 New York City student-athletes to help them achieve their personal and athletic goals. Through the operation of wrestling programs in middle and high schools in the five boroughs, BTS and the DOE provide a safe, positive atmosphere in which disadvantaged and at-risk youth can learn the essential life lessons of grit, personal responsibility and teamwork, physical fitness and nutrition, and life-long learning. The goal of fostering strong, well-rounded student-athletes is delivered through coaching, after-school programs, life skills workshops, and summer camps. More information can be found at www.btsny.org.
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