project leader
Demetrius W
6550 Baxter Ave
(Slavic Village)
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the project

We NEED your help...

Please support the Junior Ironmen Wrestling Program.  We are the ONLY Youth Wrestling Program in the City of Cleveland that focuses on developing inner city youth. 

The great question all service programs hope to answer is "How do we teach youth to break the cycle and take control of their life?" At Junior Ironmen Wrestling we have found the answer by having a life changing mentor guide the youth from adolescence into high school and college.  Our program is about anything but wrestling. Wrestling is merely a tool to establish a common bound so we can teach life skills such as: punctuality, manners, perseverance, excellence, body language, handling disappointment, honesty, service, compassion and teamwork. We start young people in our program as early as possible as a prevention tool and to prepare them for greatness. 

The mission of Junior Ironmen Wrestling is to build community by giving young people the skills to improve themselves and their community. Our focus is on serving underrepresented youth, but we welcome any person. Our program is designed to offer every person a chance to belong, learn and give. We serve over 100 youth annually and above all else work hard to simply keep kids involved. Parent testimonials and stories of our commitment and success are plentiful.

Any contribution can make a significant impact. 

the steps


September 2018               Start Marketing and Recruitment

October 2018                    Start Registration Sign Up

November 2018                Start Practice

November 2018                Purchase Uniforms and Equipment

December 2018                Start Season Schedule

March 2019                       Start Post Season Schedule

May 2019                          Start Off Season Schedule

why we're doing it

Our program is not a quick fix, we spend years working with each youth, going through the stormy beginnings to earn their trust then change their views. We teach youths to be self-motivated not just do things because they have to and this takes a little longer. Because of the tremendous effort necessary to get youths engaged on the right track we do not take breaks, we are always open; the youths are truly a part of the mentor’s family and the mentors are always available.


Updated Budget (12.11.18):

Revised Budget

Per Youth

30 Youth

Wrestling Equipment



Head Gear



Wrestling Shoes









Miscellaneous Fees

(League Fees, Tournament Fees, etc.



Healthy Snacks



USA Wrestling Membership



Misc. expenses







RAISED = $3,000.00
less ioby Platform Fee $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $137.27
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $82.36



Original Budget: 

                                                                                   Per Youth                            30 youth

  • Wrestling Equipment:

    • Head Gears                                        $20.00                                   $600.00
    • Wrestling Shoes                                 $50.00                                   $1,500.00
    • Uniforms                                             $40.00                                   $1,200.00


  • Transportation                                                $10.00                                   $300.00


  • Miscellaneous                                                 $40.00                                   $1.200.00


  • Snacks                                                            $15.00                                   $450.00


  • USA Wrestling Membership                            $35.00                                   $1,050.00


Total     $210.00                                 $6,300.00



Subtotal = 6,300
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $315
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $189
Total to raise = $6,839




We are excited to share that we have 40 kids currently sign up on the team.  Our season is schedule to start on Dec. 3, 2018.  



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