To donate, visit https://give.clackamas.edu/wrestling.
Since the fall of 2012 the Clackamas Community College’s annual Crab Feed and Auction fundraiser has helped the college’s wrestling program produce some amazing results on the mat, in the classroom, and on the recruiting trail.
Last year, the Crab Feed set a new record, raising $53,000. These donations directly impact the college’s ability to outfit the team, travel, gain exposure for the athletes, and continue to recruit excellent talent for the coming year.
"I’m devastated to announce that due to COVID-19 our Crab Feed, wrestling camps, and tournaments have all been canceled," CCC wrestling coach Josh Rhoden said. "These are our only sources of funding this nationally prominent program. Without the revenue these events generate, I worry that we will give up ground that took us 15 years to gain."
To help combat these losses, Clackamas Community College has started an online fundraising campaign. Money raised will go to directly help fund the wrestling program. The campaign will end on what would have been the Crab Feed date of Sept. 26.
"Even though we are not having our popular Crab Feed and Auction we are asking for your continued support by making a donation to our team through the CCC Foundation," Rhoden said.
For the past decade, CCC wrestling has been synonymous with success. Not just success on the wrestling mat but in the classroom as well. Student-athletes here have earned a two-year graduation and transfer rate of 75% all while providing the campus community with the on-the-mat success that is unmatched.
Since the 2010-11 season, CCC wrestling has either won the National Championship or finished as the National Runner Up on six occasions. The other four finishes were fourth, third, third and sixth respectively. The team has additionally won seven National Dual Meet Championships, and during this time the wrestlers have produced 66 All-Americans. This success is directly related to the giving the college receives from the community.
"Help us continue to produce high-quality wrestlers, students, and young men," Rhoden said. "Your continued support is going to be instrumental in our maintaining the type of program we have all come to know and love. Help us overcome adversity and move into the next decade of dominance."
To learn more about Clackamas Community College’s wrestling program, visit www.clackamas.edu/wrestling.