Notre Dame Wrestling needs a home

$16,175 of $50k goal

Raised by 47 people in 25 days
Ryan Nallen
on behalf of Michael Rosengrant
 CHICAGO, IL

If you’ve ever traveled to the Notre Dame Wrestling Club facility, you’ll find a wrestling room that can only fit around 15-20 people. As of this past season, the club has grown to over 80 young men with the expectation of over 50 more coming into the grade school program next year.

Throughout the years and the evolution of the program, the wrestling team has had to travel to different practice locations to accommodate its growth. For 7 years, the team has been renting out space commuting every day to a facility in Des Plaines until this past season where they hunkered down in the back of a local Crossfit gym in Niles. Unfortunately, the most recent location is going in a different direction and will not be able to accommodate the team any further which leaves the program without a facility or place to train for the upcoming season. In addition, construction for a new wrestling room or new facility is not an option.

The Notre Dame Wrestling Club, a non-profit organization, needs an official place to train and one they can rely on for an extended period of time. Fortunately, through extensive research, the staff has identified the perfect location, a 4784 Sq. ft. facility in the heart of Edison Park.  The dimensions offer the ability to house three full size wrestling mats, work out equipment, an office space, parking lot, and even a waiting room for parents.

All donations raised will go towards the build-out, operating costs, and maintenance for the facility and, most importantly, a reliable year-round training center for the Notre Dame Wrestling Club. Furthermore, it will be the host location for Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman training camps with NCAA & Olympic-level clinicians with the goal of providing elite year-round training opportunities to the community. 

Please help us make this dream come true and provide the kids with a place to train for this upcoming (and subsequent) seasons going forward. 

*Former Notre Dame College Prep alumni and wrestler Ryan Nallen (06') has created this campaign on behalf of Augie Genovesi and Michael Rosengrant.

Notre Dame Wrestling Club, Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and is supported by Notre Dame College Prep.

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Update 2
Posted by Ryan Nallen
9 days ago
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We're at an incredible $13,750 raised by 39 people in 16 days. Thank you so much to all those who have donated as you are the foundation of this campaign. Without you, we would not be able to make this dream come true.

Please continue to share this with friends and family as every day we are getting closer and closer to our goal. Thank you all.
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Update 1
Posted by Ryan Nallen
13 days ago
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Thank you all so much! We've reached an incredible milestone this morning as we've hit $10k in donations. The program is so grateful for all of the contributions!
We've surpassed $10k!
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$16,175 of $50k goal

Raised by 47 people in 25 days
Created March 28, 2017
Ryan Nallen  
on behalf of Michael Rosengrant
DH
$100
Dennis & Donna Helma
1 day ago
DH
$300
Danielle Helma
1 day ago

Happy to help the Notre Dame wrestling program reach their goal.

RS
$75
Rita Shapiro
2 days ago
1
1

In support of Alex Randell

JD
$300
James Dore
3 days ago
JF
$100
James Fitzpatrick
6 days ago
CA
$500
Chris Amatore
6 days ago
JB
$50
James Biancofiori
7 days ago

Thank you Aug and Rosey and everyone else for everything!

CT
$1,000
Constantine & Jean Trela
8 days ago
JJ
$100
Johnny Jeremias
9 days ago
CS
$300
Chet & Cathy Stanley
9 days ago
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