If you’d ever wanted to go to Brawl on the Bund but couldn’t afford the astronomical ticket price, we present: Sumo on the Suzhou.
For another Shanghai first, BEAN is again partnering with Shanghaiist to bring you Sumo on the Suzhou, a fundraiser benefiting local charity CWEF (Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation, www.cwef.org.hk).
Strap on a suit and compete in the World Cup-style Sumo competition, or just root for your friends as they knock each other over. DJ B.O. – of Sock Hop fame – will be spinning Sumo-inspired tracks the whole night (I’m assuming we’ll hear the E. Honda theme at least once). The end of the evening will see the coronation of male and female Sumo Champion! And those guys will win fantastic prizes!
We can see you’ve got a couple of questions.
“What’s this awesome event for?”
We’re providing health kits for rural children in Yunnan Province. Proper hygiene ensures that children can spend less time sick at home or spending half their parents’ yearly wages to treat easily preventable illnesses like dysentery.
To come and observe the fight, the ticket fee is 25rmb. With your 25rmb entry fee, you donate one kit that includes hygienic info pamphlets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will also be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Earthquake Fund.
“How do I become a sumo wrestler?”
You can enter the competition by donating six health kits (150rmb). Not only do you get the chance to wrestle it out in sumo suits we’ll be providing, but you also get a chance to win great prizes from our generous sponsors!
If you would like to enter the competition, email [email protected]. Your 150rmb donation will be collected on the evening. We’re looking for 8 males and 8 females… sign up quick!
The event is a little over a month from now: on Friday, June 10, 2011. It will be held at River South Art Center, 1247 Nan Suzhou Lu near Xinzha Lu (南苏州路1247号进新闸路). Doors at 7pm. The fighting kicks off full-force at 8pm.
Come to laugh at your friends. Come for the drinks. Come because it’s a good cause. Come because, hey, this is going to be hilarious.