A Salem boy, Zach Bottorff, and his family who are surviving day to day with his brain tumor, had a few hours of complete joy Saturday night as local and regional wrestlers put on a show to raise money for his medical bills.


WRESTLING FOR ZACH took place at the Salem High School and drew over 100 wrestling fans for the two-plus hour show.

Johnetta Coombs who organized the event said $1800 was raised for the family.

Combs worked with the community to donate prizes for raffles and items that were auctioned off. Also, signed wrestling and TV memorabilia was auctioned off and given to Zach.

“… in doing this Benefit I stepped wayyyyy out of my comfort zone.” wrote Combs on her social media page. “I didn’t do it for praise or thanks or attention I did it because this sweet little boy is going through the worse kind of hell anyone can imagine he and his family live with this every day.”

Combs continued – “Just because this benefit has ended please please do not forget about them. They will continue to fight this battle long after the thank you’s and the hype dies down. Keep Zach and the Bottorff family in your thoughts and prayers daily. This little boy taught me more then he will ever know.  I will cherish the memories that his family so graciously let us all take part in.”

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