January 22, 2010 22:09The Z-Man Foundation is hosting its first annual Wrestling Tournament tomorrow, Saturday, January 23, 2010, at Grant High School, located at 2245 Northeast 36th Avenue. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the gym, the event begins at 9:30 a.m. The general public and media are welcome; admission is $2. All proceeds, including the admission and registration will go to the Foundation.
The Z-Man Foundation was established to build upon the work and goodwill that Officer Mark Zylawy provided to the citizens of Portland for more than 17 years. Officer Zylawy was killed on his way to work on January 27, 2008. The Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for local youth to attend local college prep high schools.
Part of the goal of the Z-Man Foundation is community building events such as this one, says Captain Bill Walker. "We have been working closely with local wrestling legend, Coach Roy Pittman, and many local sponsors have stepped up to aid with this event."
Registration is still open and can be done on the website, Trackwrestling.com. Donations to the Z-Man Scholarship Fund can be made online at zmanscholarship.com. For more information, contact Captain Bill Walker at 823-4515.
Sgt. Pete Simpson