Thank You - Peggy Murphy Memorial

We are deeply saddened regarding the loss of a truly great woman and one of our founding Board of Directors, Peggy Murphy on October 11, 2018.

Peggy served as the current treasurer for Passion First Wrestling, Inc. (the non-profit behind Wrestling With Character) and was instrumental in the creation, development and ongoing success of our program. In addition to acting as our Treasurer, Peggy served our Wrestling With Character family in a variety of ways behind the scenes.

In fact, Peggy’s kind and generous spirit was the catalyst that made our organization possible to begin with. Previous to her initial $4,000 donation, the concept of Wrestling With Character was only a dream - with no real funding to bring it’s vision to life. Her belief in our mission was critical to making this dream a reality. That dream has now blossomed to serve so many kids and families for the last 3+ years and will undoubtedly help many more for years to come.

As Peggy suffered from a hearing impairment throughout her life, Wrestling With Character is proud to announce that we will be honoring her legacy with the annual Peggy Murphy Scholarship for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Youth Athletes beginning in 2019.

We want to express our sincere thanks for Peggy and everything that she has meant to us. Last, we send send our deepest condolences to Coach Murphy and Coach Buell on the loss of their mother as well as everyone that knew and loved this truly special human being.


Thank You to the Following People and Families for Their Generous Memorial Donations to our Program in the Name of Peggy Murphy

Tony and JoAnne Dusatko

Mary and Paula Shearer

Karen Hokanson

Mary and Gerald Cook

Janet Fischer

Marilyn Ross

John and Lessa Schmitt

Tom Larkin

Paul and Stacy McAllister



Linda Wills

Steve and Mary Pschenica

Daniel Leland

Kent and Angela Martin

Andy, Marika, and Eva Constantaras

Debbie Armburst

Jackie Rickert

Audrey and Mark Larkin


Towey Construction

Kathleen Johnson

Ben and Mary Bickels

Mark and Donna Aman

Dan and Lindsay Taleno

Anne and Linda Cady

Jeff, Patti, and Nick Kordleski

Linda Struck

Jackie Blum

Aaron and Jennifer Ross