Lorenz ‘The Monsoon’ Larkin is quickly becoming a fan favorite inside the UFC for his flashy strikes and exciting fighting style. It seems that Lorenz is doing great things outside the Octagon as well that should be noted.
Larkin will be holding a charity Ping Pong Tournament to benefit The Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children. The event will be held at Lorenz’ home gym, Millennia MMA, on December 20, 2013 from 1-5 PM. The event will include food and drinks, live raffles, and great opportunities to meet and hang out with MMA stars. Bring $20, canned goods or unwrapped gifts, to enter yourself in the Ping Pong Tournament for a chance to win the Grand Prize. All money, canned foods, and gifts will go directly to the Wylie Center to immediately and positively affect the lives of local families in need.
Lorenz is originally from Riverside, CA and takes great pride in giving back to his community. He said that ‘It’s a dream to fight for the UFC and I am so proud of where I’m from. Getting together with The Wylie Center to help families is something I’m excited to get the chance to do.’
The Wylie Center is a nonprofit organization that improves quality of life and enhances family relationships by providing programs for children and their families. These services include: autism intervention, medical therapy, mental health treatment, early intervention, parent education and outreach
If you live California and want to help out Children in need while meeting MMA stars, this is the event to go to.
Larkin (14-1, 1-1 UFC) steps into the Octagon next month against Brad Tavares at UFC Fight Night 35. A former Strikeforce product, Larkin is 1-1 in the UFC thus far. His loss came at the hands of Francis Carmont in a highly debatable decision at his UFC debut. He rebounded in his last bout, winning a unanimous decision victory over Chris Camozzi.