CALL TO ACTION Place a phone call this week to bring back Fresno State Wrestling

By Friends of | Feb. 26, 2007, 3:26 p.m. (ET)

Take 60 seconds of your day next week and place a call to demand Fresno State Wrestling is re-instated!!

CALL-in TIMES: Monday Feb. the 26th- Weds the 28th- or- Friday March 2nd !!!!

To the California Wrestling Community:

As many of you know- Fresno State University chose last year to eliminate their very successful and self-funded Division I wrestling program. We are asking all supporters of wrestling to join hundreds of other in placing a call next week demanding the program is re-instated.

Call: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: Ph# (916) 445-2841

Call: Fresno State University President John Welty: Ph# (559) 278-2324
Personal Phone: (559) 222-2920

Call: California State University Chancellor: Dr. Charles B. Reed: Ph# (562) 951- 4700

When you call- please state the following facts:

- Demand: That Fresno State re-structure and streamline their Athletic Department and other existing sports programs to be more efficient and economical without the complete elimination of the sport of wrestling!

- Demand: That the Governor of California authorize an independent and immediate investigation in to the funding and budget practices of not only the Fresno State Athletic Department- but also of the entire Fresno State University Administration!

- Ask: why Fresno State wrestling was eliminated in the first place!

State: That public institutions of higher learning have the responsibility to include activities that are relevant to their populace and their geographies.

The State of California has a very large base of high school wrestlers that number in the thousands. Additionally, California wrestlers are some of the most competitive in not only at the U.S. high school and collegiate levels, but also internationally, inclusive of the three California Wrestlers who just recently competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece- inclusive of Fresno native Steven Abas!!

Take 60 seconds of your day next week to help save a sport that you love!!!!

If hundreds of us call THEY WILL LISTEN!!!!!

Sponsored by the Friends of Fresno State Wrestling