Win Tickets to ACC & KTFO World’s Collide – Support Little Foot, Big Steps
On December 16, 2016, Aggressive Combat Championships and KTFO bring us World’s Collide, a cross promotion event taking place at The Space at Westbury Theater.
This fight card is gearing up to epic proportions. Outside of the UFC, ‘World’s Collide’,promises to be the biggest mixed martial arts event in New York State.
ACC co-owners, Tom Kilkenny and Eugene Perez, joined forces with KTFO President, Nic Canobbio, to create this end of the year experience.
ACC and KTFO graciously donated a pair of tickets to My MMA News reporter Kyle Carroll’s Charity Fundraiser, Little Foot, Big Steps: Help Correct Clubfoot.
Little Foot, Big Steps was created to help raise funds for Miraclefeet, a nonprofit organization for children born with a clubfoot. Carroll’s Little Foot, Big Steps charity Crowdriser is raffling off the pair of World’s Collide tickets donated by ACC and KTFO.
Kai Next Level Mixed Martial Arts also donated a FREE 90-day gym membership that is being raffled off as well. Kai Next Level MMA is the home to numerous local martial art champions. The Gym is located at 97 – 14 Liberty Avenue, Ozone Park N.Y. 11417. If you don’t want to wait for the raffle and want to get a head start, Register at www.MartialArts4Us.com to sign up for a variety of classes.
What is a Clubfoot?
Clubfoot (or talipes equinovarus) is a congenital birth defect that causes the one or both feet to turn inward and upward. The exact causes are unknown, but research indicates genetic factors may play a role.
Clubfoot results from abnormal development of the muscles, tendons and bones of the fetus. Shortened tendons and ligaments on the inside of the lower leg lead to the foot turning inward. A tight Achilles tendon contributes to the rigidity of the foot. It occurs in both feet about 50% of the time.
One of the most common birth defects, clubfoot occurs in approximately 1 out of 750 births, and has been documented for thousands of years. with some variation across countries and ethnic groups and an increased incidence in children born to a parent with clubfoot. It occurs more often in boys than girls. There are about 200,000 new cases of clubfoot each year around the world.
Why Does It Mean So Much To Kyle?
Kyle was born with a clubfoot himself. He was fortunate enough to have parents that corrected his Clubfoot, and followed through with the rigorous treatment required to allow him to live a fulfilling life. After having surgery shortly after entering this world, Kyle wore a cast to hold the position of his left foot. After having the cast on it was years of braces to help keep his feet straight and assist in learning to walk properly.
Because his mother and father made sure he received the proper treatment following surgery, he successfully participated in Football, Wrestling, and Lacrosse throughout high school. In addition to high school athletics, he wrestled on the collegiate level.
“I’ve decided to try and find a way to give back to the community, and after seeing numerous adults in my town with an uncorrected clubfoot, I realized how little people know about a clubfoot and this was my opportunity to inform others,” said Carroll.
Famous People Born with a Clubfoot:
Charles Woodson – (born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at the University of Michigan for the Michigan Wolverines. In 1997, Woodson led the Wolverines to a share of the national championship. He is the only primarily defensive player to have won the Heisman Trophy.
Mia Hamm – (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is a former American soccer player.
Troy Aikman – Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network.
Pat Summerall – George Allen “Pat” Summerall is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and, briefly, ESPN.
Kristi Yamaguchi – Kristine Tsuya “Kristi” Yamaguchi (Kristi Hedican) (born July 12, 1971) is an American figure skater and the 1992 Olympic Champion in women’s singles.
Damon Wayans – Damon Kyle Wayans (born September 4, 1960) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. He is one of the Wayans brothers.
In addition, Kai Next Level MMA Free 90-day gym membership is being raffled off as well. Every $15 or more donation, the donor will earn an entry to win this prize.
Every $15 or more = one (1) entry for the Kai Next Level MMA Free 90-day membership.
Every $25 or more = One (1) entry for the pair of World’s Collide tickets and One (1) entry for the Free 90-day Gym membership at Kai Next Level MMA.
My name is Kyle, and I’ve decided to find a way to give back. I was born with a clubfoot, which is a congenital birth defect that causes the one or both feet to turn inward and upward. The exact causes are unknown, but research indicates genetic factors may play a role.
Matchmaker, Eugene Perez, already has over 10 MMA bouts locked and loaded for the event taking place on December 16, 2016. The event takes place at The Space at Westbury Theater. Four title fights have been announced thus far. The USMTA Middleweight title bout will be between John Gotti and Jamal Pottinger. The ACC Strawweight title bout will be between Gabriella Gulfin and Laniesha Vinson. Champion, Jillian DeCoursey and Lindsey Vanzandt battle for the USMTA Atomweight title.
ACC and KTFO welterweight champion, Matt Roman, defends his title against No. 1 amateur welterweight Austin Wolfson. Every couple of days, fights have been announced. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Be Sure to donate and earn a chance to win a pair of tickets to see these great local New York City and Long Island fighters.
Check out this sweet promo for World’s Collide: