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MMA Marketplace: Worthy causes deserving of your cash

Maggie Hendricks
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Knock Out Dogfighting: As you can guess from the name, the group aims to end dogfighting, using several well-known fighters to speak out against this deplorable and illegal practice. Josh Thomson, Brett Rogers, Jake Shields and Tito Ortiz have all joined up to help KO Dogfighting. Make a donation to this worthy cause here.

Cal-State Fullerton wrestling: Wrestling is the foundation for many fighters, but unfortunately, wrestling is disappearing from the collegiate landscape due to budget cuts. If you have a favorite wrestling program, be kind and donate, show up at their meets and buy their gear. If you need one to cheer on, how about Cal State-Fullerton? The California school's wrestling program is in danger of being eliminated. They need to raise money to keep the program alive, and any donation is valuable. Donate here, and direct your donation to wrestling.

Thousand Waves karate and self-defense: This dojo in Chicago was founded by women who couldn't practice karate at other, male-only karate schools. It's a non-profit that teaches self-defense programs to children and offers scholarships to students who cannot pay. Make your donation here.

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