SOURCE: Shark Fight Promotions

Shark Fight Promotions

September 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Shark Fight Promotions to Help Support Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

A Portion of "Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley" Pay-Per-View Sales to Be Donated to Freedom Alliance

AMARILLO, TX--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) - Shark Fight Promotions, staying faithful to the company's philanthropic values, is partnering with Freedom Alliance for their September 11 event, "Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley." Freedom Alliance is a 501(c)(3), educational and charitable organization, which sponsors numerous programs and activities aimed at supporting and honoring service members and their families.

In honor of the men and women who serve the United States in the armed forces, Shark Fight Promotions chose to donate a portion of the pay-per-view sales to Freedom Alliance's Scholarship Fund. The fund is dedicated to the children of Americans who have lost their lives or have become permanently disabled while defending the country through their military service. Thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and guardsmen have been killed or disabled in the War on Terror; the fund aids the children of these brave men and women by providing them with scholarships to attend college.

"We strongly believe in maintaining a charitable element to our business and think it is extremely important to honor our troops. Supporting Freedom Alliance combines two subjects everyone at our company is passionate about. Freedom Alliance is an amazing organization and the scholarship fund is a worthy cause," said Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions. "We are honored to help the children of our service men and women."

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North founded Freedom Alliance in 1990; the scholarship fund was created to remind the children that their parents' sacrifices would never be forgotten. The organization has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to the sons and daughters of the American heroes who have lost their lives or been permanently disabled in an operational mission or a training accident.

"Freedom Alliance greatly appreciates Shark Fight Promotions' support of the scholarship fund. Aligning their September 11 event with our organization provides a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness," commented Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance.

To donate to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund or any of their charitable and educational programs visit Alternatively, you can purchase the "Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley" pay-per-view event on September 11; the fight will air live on iN DEMAND, AVAIL-TVN, Dish Network, Bell TV Canada, and Viewers Choice Canada. A portion of the pay-per-view sales will be contributed to the scholarship fund. 

"Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley," will take place on Saturday, September 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT. Purchase event tickets at, or visit any Panhandle ticket outlet. The preliminary fights start at 8:00 p.m. ET and the pay-per-view airs at 10:00 p.m. ET.

About Freedom Alliance:

Freedom Alliance is an educational and charitable organization that sponsors numerous program activities aimed at supporting and honoring service members and their families. Freedom Alliance is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a public charity organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Freedom Alliance sponsors educational and charitable initiatives under four main program areas: Support Our Troops, Military Leadership Academy, public policy initiative and the scholarship fund.  

About Shark Fight Promotions:

Shark Fight Promotions is dedicated to driving the growth of mixed martial arts through the production of high quality MMA events and by aggressively marketing MMA fighters. The organization takes pride in putting the fans and fighters first and striving to make each event more exciting than the last. Executives within the organization are committed to producing impressive fight cards and are passionate about their philanthropic endeavors.

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