Pro Bowl defensive end to team with TNA Wrestling for event benefiting Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee
NASHVILLE, TN, Oct. 1, 2008 – Pro Bowl defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch has been generous in handing out 33 sacks (and counting) to quarterbacks in his three years as a Tennessee Titan. Now "KVB" is celebrating his 30th birthday by giving back to the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee with help from his friends at Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling.
Kyle Vanden Bosch's Nov. 17 fundraiser will raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee.
Pro football will meet the world of pro wrestling when TNA brings "The KVB Birthday Brawl," a special TNA Live! event, to benefit the KVB SACK Foundation at The Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville on Monday, Nov. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The net proceeds raised from "The KVB Birthday Brawl" will go to fund the construction of the first KVB Media Center at the Andrew Jackson Boys and Girls Club in Nashville as part of Vanden Bosch's KVB SACK Foundation. The KVB Media Center will give kids at the facility experience in video and audio recording and editing.
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"I am very excited about this event. Next to football, wrestling is one of my biggest passions," said Vanden Bosch. "I'm grateful to TNA Wrestling for teaming with me to raise money for a great cause. Many of my teammates are also excited to participate. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my 30th birthday. It's going to be a great night."
"Kyle's dedication on the field is matched only by his dedication to his foundation and improving Nashville and Middle Tennessee," TNA President Dixie Carter said. "We're thrilled to partner with Kyle to bring a TNA Wrestling event to benefit our hometown. Fans of TNA and the Titans can expect an amazing night that will impact our community for years to come."
Vanden Bosch made the announcement about the event live Tuesday morning on the Acceptance Insurance "Wake Up Zone" program on 104.5 WGFX-FM in Nashville. TNA superstar and Nashville native "The King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett joined KVB and former Titans All-Pro tight end and "Wake Up Zone" co-host Frank Wycheck to discuss the event.
Both Wycheck and Vanden Bosch are no strangers to TNA. In 2007 Vanden Bosch served as a special enforcer when Wycheck pinned "The Tennessee Cowboy" James Storm in a tag-team match at the worldwide pay-per-view event "TNA Slammiversary," live from the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.
Wycheck announced Tuesday that he would make his return to the six-sided ring to wrestle at "The KVB Birthday Brawl."
Joining KVB, Wycheck and Jarrett will be Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, "The Phenomenal" A.J. Styles, "The War Machine" Rhino, Abyss, TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money Inc., The Prince Justice Brotherhood, TNA X-Division Champion Sheik Abdul Bashir, Consequences Creed, Cute Kip, "The Guru" Sonjay Dutt, ODB, Roxxi, The Beautiful People and many Tennessee Titans (Talent is subject to change.).
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. Fans purchasing tickets in the first two rows will also receive a special TNA gift pack and access to a pre-event "meet and greet" at a private reception with TNA Superstars and Titans that will include complimentary food and drinks. All VIP floor seats will have access to a post-event autograph session.
The KVB SACK Foundation was formed in 2008 by Tennessee Titans All-Pro Kyle Vanden Bosch in order to "Support and Assist Charities for Kids" in Middle Tennessee. The foundation works closely with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, among other local charities. For more information, visit www.kvb93.com