HBHS wrestlers take stand against bullying

The Hollis Brookline High School wrestling team hosted its annual Pin Down Bullying charity event during the last meet of the regular season and raised more than $300.

The event is intended to raise awareness of bullying and the effects and consequences it can have on an adolescent.

HB’s head coach, Brian Bumpus, said wrestlers are often seen as strong leaders both on and off the mat, and it’s a natural extension to see them take a leadership stand against bullying.

All proceeds were donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, and were earmarked for the Gate City Wrestling Club, which provides offseason wrestling to local wrestlers. The Boys & Girls Club operates all activities, programs and services with a zero-tolerance approach to bullying and other forms of victimizing, and it is the club’s expectation that all members adhere to a policy of respectful behavior.

The club’s mission is to enable all young people to reach their potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. It serves girls and boys ages 5-18.

For more information, visit www.bgcn.com.