Ongoing professional wrestling exhibition, Kelowna Invasion, is an event held periodically to raise funds for charities benefiting children. Mike Rizzo, general manger of Costco Wholesale Kelowna, and Mike Chisholm, one of the partners of World Financial Group Kelowna, have spearhead the last two Kelowna Invasion events.
Searching for a new and innovative way to raise funds for local children's charities, the creative team behind Kelowna Invasion created and organized an exciting night of pro wrestling for the community. “It is absolutely astonishing entertainment,” said Chisholm. Held at the Rutland Centennial Hall on October 4th 2013 and May 2nd 2014, the dedicated duo are looking forward to hosting their third wrestling exhibition on Friday October 17th, 2014.
Photo Credit: KelownaNow (Collin Cutler, Sugar Shane, Mike Shreddz)
The next event, “Kelowna Invasion 3: Pimpin' Ain't Easy,” will feature local independent wrestlers and former WWE superstars. The Godfather and the returning Val Venis, are former championship belt holders in the WWE. Local talents, Scotty Mac, Kyle Sebastian, Collin Cutler, and Mike Shreddz will showcase their talent as well.
Focusing on raising money for children's charities, Kelowna Invasion has contributed to the B.C's Children's Hospital, the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, Kelowna Family YMCA Strong Kids Program, and the Abbotsford Special Adventurers. RAINN and Breakfast Club of Canada have been added to the beneficiary list for the third wrestling exhibition. Local business sponsorship, ticket sales, and donation of time, money and services have all contributed to the $30,000 already raised. On Thursday, October 9th, Kelowna Invasion presented local charities, such as the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, with a cheque of the funds raised from the second Kelowna Invasion event.
Photo Credit: KelownaNow (Sugar Shane, Collin Cutler, Mike Rizzo, Mike Chisholm, Mike Shreddz)
Advanced tickets for the event can be purchased at the Kelowna World Gym, the Packing House Pub, Lorenzo's Barber Shop, or from the Downtown Internet Lounge in Vernon. Seats will go for $15 each or four for $50 in advance. At the door, tickets will be $20. For more information please contact Mike Chisholm via phone at (250) 868-6672 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org