Mickie James and her fellow hosts of GAW TV, SoCal Val (Valerie Wyndham) and Lisa Marie Varon are hosting a new charity auction for GirlUp.org called “DressleMania”. The online auction will feature celebrities donating dresses and gowns with proceeds going to GirlUp.org, which works to advance girls’ skills, rights and opportunities to be leaders.
“We wanted to do something special to raise money and awareness to women’s issues, and we’re excited to partner with GirlUp.org to help ensure young ladies are given the opportunity to reach their dreams and become true Grown Ass Women themselves,” said GAW host Valerie Wyndham (SoCal Val), a former announcer in Impact Wrestling and interviewer on FITE TV. “Since all of us have a connection to professional wrestling, it made perfect sense for us to launch this event around the time of sports entertainment’s premiere annual showcase.”
“Female empowerment is so important to all of us and it’s one of the reasons we started GAW TV almost a year ago,” added co-host Mickie James, a six-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Women’s Champion and country music recording artist. “We want to show young women everywhere that they have support and people they can turn to for help. It’s a privilege to partner with charities like GirlUp.org and help spread that message, while raising money to directly help improve the lives of these young women.”
“Women in pro wrestling have always had to work so hard to earn respect, and it’s the same for women in other jobs,” said Varon, a former professional fitness competitor before excelling in pro wrestling. “it all starts with gaining confidence and self-esteem. When I started out, I remember how important it was to find people who believed in me and who saw how hard I worked. We were there for each other. All women need that opportunity and that’s why we feel like GirlUp is the perfect charity to benefit from DRESSLEMANIA.”
Be sure to head to the http://GAWTV.com website to be a part of the live auction and to support a great cause!