Allen University Wrestling Receives R.E.A.C.H.E.S Funding

Columbia, South Carolina – Allen University has been awarded funding from the R.E.A.C.H.E.S organization to receive equipment for the Yellow Jacket wrestling program. Allen University started its first club wrestling program in the spring of 2014 with 30 student athletes and has since grown to over 40 plus wrestlers. With the growing of the program at such a fast pace, Allen decided to move there program from club status to a full time varsity sport. In the fall of 2016, Allen University will be one of few HBCU’s that offers wrestling on a varsity level. Allen University started its program with the vision of increasing sports on campus, increasing student enrollment and increasing diversity campus wide. With programs like R.E.A.C.H.E.S helping to support financial needs, moving from club status to varsity has been an easier transition. The Allen University Wrestling family would like to thank R.E.A.C.H.E.S and Walter Fisk for the opportunity to receive this grant. We would also like to thank everyone at R.E.A.C.H.E.S for all that you have done for the sport of Wrestling.

About R.E.A.C.H.E.S. – R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 in an effort to promote, protect and preserve the integrity of amateur athletics by providing athletic and educational opportunities to all athletes of all ages and abilities. This unique experience will provide educational, technical, and lifelong lessons for athletes, coaches, parents and fans that seek to capture meaningful, compassionate, harmonious, interesting and active lives. All profits from R.E.A.C.H.E.S. will be used to support specific needs in each sport to ensure future generations of athletes, fans, parents and coaches will continue to learn from valuable lifelong athletic lessons.

Allen University is a private, coeducational institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. To learn more about Allen University, please visit

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