It's getting down to crunch time with Tickets for Kids. If all of the pledges come through, we have raised enough ($6,500) to send around 650 kids to the Saturday morning session of the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Cedar Rapids. I have received a little over 300 ticket requests and am sending out the first batch this weekend. We have requests from Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa and are hoping to send almost every middle school wrestler in the Cedar Rapids area to that session.

My goal was originally 1,000 kids and I'm not going to stop until I hit that number or the tournament gets here. There's still time to help build a kid's enthusiasm for this great sport. Email me at either if you would like to donate or if you know of a group of kids that would like some tickets.

Many thanks to the TWT posters who have already helped.