“We have been afforded a tremendous opportunity to continue our fight against children’s hunger in our community and thanks to Lee Roy Smith, executive director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Jim Ross of Fox Sports Network we will be able to touch hundreds of thousands of lives across the country,” states Bill Murdock, executive director of Eblen Charities. “When you are hungry, nothing else matters.”

“I am honored to be a part of the Headlock on Hunger team as there is nothing more important or rewarding than to help feed a child in need. Hunger will be pinned!” adds Jim Ross, WWE Hall of Fame broadcaster, Fox Sports contributor and creator of The Ross Report podcast.


“Wrestlers know the feeling of hunger, but for them it is choice, a sacrifice they make to be successful in competition. However, for millions of children in this country who go to bed hungry every night, it is not a choice,” remarks Lee Roy Smith, executive director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. “Hopefully the greater wrestling community in the United States will join our efforts to end hunger so that all children have the nourishment they need to develop into healthy successful adults.”

Headlock on Hunger

Headlock on Hunger, is an outreach of Eblen Charities a nonprofit organization based in Asheville North Carolina, that brings together the wrestling community as well as public, private, and sports organizations to help provide food for children who are dealing with hunger at home.

With childhood hunger statistics reporting that one out of five children do not have enough food at home, many times the only meals they receive at school is the only food they will have to eat and when the holidays or other times away from school arrive, far too many face the chance of going hungry until they are back in class.

Headlock on Hunger is meeting this challenge by enlisting and partnering with wrestling teams from middle school through college, coaches, clubs, fans, sponsors, and everyone who is interested in making sure no child goes hungry.

By collecting food and cash donations during the wrestling season at meets, tournaments, as well as social media and other campaigns throughout the year, will help ensure that those children facing hunger will have the enough to eat.