By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Impact Wrestling issued the following press release to announce a press conference with NFL Alumni, Las Vegas Chapter.
IMPACT Wrestling and the NFL Alumni, Las Vegas Chapter (“NFLALV”) will host a press conference on Friday, February 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. PT at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas, Nevada to formally launch their alliance to support the NFLALV’s ‘Caring for Kids’ and ‘Care for our Own’ initiatives in Las Vegas and to support IMPACT Wrestling’s events in the city.
A subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., IMPACT Wrestling is presenting television tapings for its flagship weekly show, IMPACT!, for three consecutive nights, Feb. 15-17, at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas. IMPACT Wrestling held TV tapings in the same arena last November and is scheduled to return to Las Vegas for more shows later in the year.
The NLFLVA will be represented by its president Linden King, a 13-year veteran NFL linebacker, who played with the San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Raiders. The press conference will also feature appearances by numerous former NFL players, including:
- Floyd Little, a three-time All-American at Syracuse University who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and then had a Pro Football Hall of Fame career with the Denver Broncos from 1967-75.
- Morlon Greenwood, a linebacker from Syracuse University who played in the NFL from 2001-2009. He is the vice president of the NFL Alumni, Las Vegas chapter.
- Tom Barnt, a defensive tackle for six seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cincinnati Bengals, and New York Jets from 1996-2001.
- Lawrence Pinson, former linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets.
The press conference will detail the joint venture of IMPACT Wrestling and the NFLALV to support and promote numerous charities, including Morlon Greenwood Foundation, Core Academy and Gentleman By Choice, among others.
Powell’s POV: Impact recently announced their partnership with NFLALV and it looks like they are wasting no time when it comes to announcing their plans. It’s a logical move for Impact, as they attempt to make more inroads in the Vegas area.
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