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RACHEL SCOTT-BIG GUNS. BIG HEART.

Rachel Scott, co-owner of the “Geeksboro Coffee and Beverage Company,” is also the founder of a new and exciting non-profit.

The “Greensboro Ladies Arm Wrestling League,” also known as “GRAWL,” was created to entertain, give to charity and give a feminist message. The non-profit raised $2,000 at its first event in April for the Interactive Resource Center of Greensboro.

“GRAWL” is more than wrestling and charity, it’s also cosplay.

“Basically one of the fun things about the event is that different wrestlers are all different characters, different personas and different motivations,” said Scott. “Costumes are a big part of it. It varies from league to league, how much is on costumes versus just straight up wrestling. Greensboro has a big cosplay community so there are a lot of wrestlers here not really in it for the arm wrestling part; they’re just in it because they want to dress up.”

Scott has also partaken in arm wrestling and plans to do more in the future.

“I got an opportunity last October to wrestle.

Durham had two slots open at their event. So I figured if I’m going to do this thing, I need to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. I invented the character of Donna Tramp, I am basically a female version of Donald Trump or a version of him I guess. It was tons of fun. I won best costume. I wasn’t that good at the actual arm wrestling part but it was a lot of fun.”

Scott hopes that “GRAWL” will continue to increase both in popularity and raising money. She also has a big event in her life just ahead.

“I’m going to have a baby soon. I’m due on June 20.”

Interested in GRAWL? GRAWL’s next brawl is called “Aunt Flo’s Summer Slamoree.” The event will take place at the Geeksboro Coffee and Beverage Company on July 16. The charity will benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the event starts at 8:00 p.m. General admission is $6 with VIP seats for $20. !

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