Scranton MMA event raises money for man fighting COVID-19
Scranton MMA event raises money for man fighting COVID-19

Scranton MMA event raises money for man fighting COVID-19

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE / WYOU) – A mixed martial arts training center in Electric City held a tournament on Saturday afternoon to raise money for one of its own.

A fight for the family.

Scranton Mixed Martial Art Gym held a jiu-jitsu tournament on Saturday to raise money for Michael Passaniti, who has been hospitalized since December in the fight against a serious case of COVID-19.

His father, Dominic, has been an instructor at the gym since the beginning.

One of the owners tells me that they created fundraisers to help in any way they can.

“He had a lot of medical bills, he’s been to Danville since around Christmas, he’s just been moved to another locator, so it’s been really, really hard for him and his family,” said Tom McGuire, co-owner of Scranton MMA. .

More than 90 participants paid to fight in the jiu-jitsu event, including Victoria Brousseau.

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