Ari Taub, CEO of Hard Knocks Fighting and former Olympic Wrestler, knows the financial challenges for athletes wanting to compete around the globe. That's why Taub and his company Hard Knocks Fighting are working hard to support the growth of local sport and community organizations through their live MMA event shows. Up to this point, over $90,000 has been raised at Hard Knocks Fighting events and donated directly to local sport organizations and athletes, as well as community organizations like the Lions Club.
At the last Calgary event in May, a VIP table was auctioned off and $2000 was raised for Carol Huynh (2008 Olympic Champion) and Leah Callahan. Huynh and Callahan, former teammates of Taub's, are headed to the 2012 Olympics this summer in London. The funds will help offset the cost of training and preparation for the athletes. Variperm Ltd. and Grant Production Testing purchased the auctioned table.
At the same event in May, Hard Knocks Fighting launched their partnership with
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