The fan-favourite card girls play an integral role in the fundraising associated with King of the Rock.
In the run up to the Sept. 24 King of the Rock 2 fight night, the card girls held bikini car washes and a card girl competition (won by Shawndra Stromquist) to raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital.
“The events caught the attention of Kristen Young, the proud new mom of baby Aya Marie Walcot,” notes promoter Lisa Petterson on the KOTR website. “Baby Aya was born with complications that have required surgeries at B.C. Children’s, suffering notably from Ebstein’s disease, a severe heart defect.
“Kristen has joined the King of the Rock card girl team, and the card girls have all stepped up to be part of the corner team for baby Aya, who is in the fight for her life,” Petterson said.
She added the $7,000 raised at KOTR 2 will be donated in Aya’s name to the Children’s Hospital.