Wrestling for Warriors

Jo Carney, left, and husband Bill work the donations table at the Wrestling for Warriors event at Mainland Regional High School in 2018.

LINWOOD — Mainland Regional High School will host its annual Wrestling for Warriors event this weekend to support local veterans.

As part of this year’s event, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school, the Support Our Troops Club and varsity wrestling team are working in partnership with TouchNJ, Atlantic City Electric and the local Department of Veterans Affairs clinic to distribute food for veterans.

The school has been collecting canned goods, peanut butter and jelly, toilet paper, socks and pasta to supplement the food provided by TouchNJ.

A mobile food bank will be set up at noon in the horseshoe in front of the high school until 4 p.m. The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Hope One mobile response unit will be on site, as well, for anyone needing addiction services.

For veterans already in subsidized housing and without transportation, food will be delivered beginning Friday by the VA.

Anyone interested in donating can drop off items at Mainland during school hours, or bring items to Wrestling for Warriors on Saturday morning.

For questions, contact Jo Carney at 609-927-4151, ext. 1914, or jocarney@mainlandregional.net or army mom4ever@gmail.com.

Veterans in need of food and supplies can contact Jake Sanders at 302-518-3729, Pat Carney at 302-358-9736 or visit the event.

Contact: 609-272-7251


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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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