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Lodi Wrestling Show Puts 'Headlock' On Veterans Homelessness

Former WWE/ECW star Nunzio (left) will wrestle at the June 18 fundraising event at the Boys and Girls Club in Lodi.
Former WWE/ECW star Nunzio (left) will wrestle at the June 18 fundraising event at the Boys and Girls Club in Lodi. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

LODI, N.J. -- Bergen County Veterans Services and Fundraiser Wrestling will present a wrestling event, “Headlock on Veterans Homelessness," Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club in Lodi.

This event will feature former World Wrestling Entertainment/Extreme Championship wrestling star Nunzio and Fundraiser Wrestling champion “Showtime” Shawn Sheridan among many other stars who will make their wrestling debuts.

The event will help Bergen County's "TRACERS" program, which works to assist homeless veterans and link them to community-based and VA-sponsored programs and benefits.

“Our goal is to completely eliminate veteran homelessness in the County of Bergen,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. “These brave men and women have served their nation overseas. It is our obligation to serve them when they return home. This event is one of many ways we are looking to fundraise for that mission.”

Ticket donations start at just $10 for general admission. Second-row tickets are available for $15 and first-row tickets are $20.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the event coordinator at (201) 580-6292 or via e-mail at

Tickets are expected to sell out in advance of the event as they are on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending should get their tickets now; they may not be available on the day of the event.

The Bergen County Division of Veteran Services was established in 1977 to provide resident veterans and their dependents with information and assistance in obtaining earned entitlements from federal, state and local governments, as well as any that are available from the private sector.

Its main goal is to advise veterans of their rights and the benefits available to them through various existing programs. Assisting homeless veterans is a top priority for the Bergen County Division of Veterans Services and its advisory board.

The division addressed this priority in 1993 by launching “TRACERS,” which is an all-volunteer group consisting of resident veterans. The goal of “TRACERS” is to help every homeless veteran in Bergen County reach self-sufficiency.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Boys and Girls Club is at 460 Passaic Ave., Lodi.

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