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Hot Rods Partnering with Gladiator Sports/OVW for a Different Kind of Slam at Bowling Green Ballpark

August 27, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky. – While it’s usually accustomed to grand slams, Bowling Green Ballpark will be hosting a completely different kind of slam when the Hot Rods partner with Gladiator Sports and Ohio Valley Wrestling to host the Stadium Slam Series on Saturday September, 19th. Gates will open at 6:00pm

Bowling Green, Ky. – While it’s usually accustomed to grand slams, Bowling Green Ballpark will be hosting a completely different kind of slam when the Hot Rods partner with Gladiator Sports and Ohio Valley Wrestling to host the Stadium Slam Series on Saturday September, 19th. Gates will open at 6:00pm with the show starting at 7pm. Tickets are available at www.bghotrods.com and are $15 for Reserved GA, $20 for Premium GA, and $35 for VIP. All ticket prices are for advance purchase pricing and tickets increase $5 on the day of the show. A portion of the proceeds for the event will benefit Special Olympics Kentucky.

This is the second time this year Gladiator Sports and Ohio Valley Wrestling and owners Al Snow and Chad Miller have been involved in helping out Special Olympics. Beginning in March, OVW hosted a weekly Fit Friday virtual workout for Special Olympics Kentucky athletes that ran for 8 weeks, until the state started reopening for other physical activity. The workouts were very popular with SOKY athletes and family members.

“We have a huge number of our athletes who are wrestling fans and regularly attend events,” said Special Olympics Kentucky President and CEO Trish Mazzoni. “Many of our athletes are already familiar with OVW and their wrestlers and are very excited to have them involved in our program. And on an international level, Special Olympics already partners with WWE. So, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our partnership with this great organization that is so dedicated to helping organizations in the community.”

OVW owner Al Snow added, “OVW is excited to bring our traveling show to these minor league stadiums to benefit such a wonderful organization.”

This will be the second live professional wresting event hosted at Bowling Green Ballpark. “When Special Olympics Kentucky and Al Snow approached us we were 100% on board.” Said Eric C. Leach, Hot Rods General Manager and COO. “We love to host events and even more so when they are benefiting such a great organization.”

For more information about the Stadium Slam Series, contact [email protected].

OVW Wrestling has been one of the most popular and widely respected wrestling promotions in the world since its inception in 1993. It prides itself on being a training ground for future WWE and TNA wrestling stars. They are based in Louisville, Ky.

The Bowling Green Hot Rods have been the pride of South-Central Kentucky since 2009. Playing in the state-of-the-art Bowling Green Ballpark, the Hot Rods are the Midwest League Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. In addition to bringing professional baseball to Bowling Green, the Hot Rods also host over 150 special events each year.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals eight years of age or older. Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs is offered year-round in Kentucky in 15 sports. In addition to its traditional sports competitions, Special Olympics also offers early childhood programming through the Young Athletes Program and medical screenings though the Healthy Athletes Initiative. Special Olympics Kentucky has been serving the needs of our athletes and their families since 1970.

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