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Iselin HS Wrestler to Compete in Charity Challenge

Carl Buttitta, a John F. Kennedy High School student, will be wrestling on a televised cable show for two worthy causes.

Top high school wrestlers from New York and New Jersey will be competing in the "NJ/NY Charity Challenge," on the MSG Variety channel. 

Wrestlers from each state will earn bragging rights and also benefit two great charities—The Adam Frey Foundation and Pinning Down Autism.

Carl Buttitta, a wrestler from in Iselin, will be competing in the event, which will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, March 25, at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack, NY. The program will be aired on Cablevision.

Buttitta will be teamed up against Nick Piccinini from Ward Melville High in New York. 

Both charities benefiting from this event were created by members of the wrestling community. The Adam Frey Foundation is a non-profit organization formed by Adam Frey to give comfort and provide enjoyment to those receiving cancer treatments. Frey who wrestled at Blair Academy and Cornell University lost his own battle with cancer in 2009. Pinning Down Autism is an organization whose vision is to “hold events that will raise awareness of the autism epidemic, what we can all do to support the advancement of public resources, as well as to raise funds that will go toward biomedical research to find a cure.”

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