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Friday, April 20 2012

The results are in from the CLAW2 event that took place Thursday, April 19th!!!  It was THE MOST entertainng event we have EVER been to!!!  The enthusiasm and humor from the wrestlers, emcee and especially the referree, Boss Moss was just OVER THE TOP!  CLAWstin, the Austin chapter of CLAW, raised $6,160 for Upside Of Down at their Arm Wrestling/Slapstick Comedy event!!!!  These funds will go toward sponsoring individuals with Down syndrome from lower income families to summer camp and go toward continuing Down syndrome research!!!

One of the things that they did was sell T-Shirts with the CLAWstin logo on it.  They bought shirts at Goodwill and then had their logo imprinted on them.  Check out this irony:  I grabbed a shirt for Jeffrey to wear and it happened to be a Down Home Ranch 'Ranch Camp 2007' shirt!!!!!!!!!!!  We've sent a lot of campers to Down Home Ranch in Elgin, TX, so that was so fitting!!!  There's a picture below! 

Thank you so much to Beth, Jen and Amelia who produced another great event and for selecting Upside Of Down this year!  Enjoy all the great pictures below!

CLAW is an outrageous theatrical spectacle where regular women arm-wrestle each other in character w/ costumes, theme music, and entourages. The result is a cross between a burlesque show, a barroom brawl, and pro wrestling. A hundred percent of net proceeds go to the selected charity! 

The championship match between Pain Fonda and Spread Eagle...

.....and the winner is Pain Fonda!!

  The opening match was between CLAWstin orgnaizing, Beth Taylor, and her Aunt Teresa, who happens to also have Down syndrome!  Teresa kicked some serious Beth butt!!!

The TOP FUNDRAISER and winner of our awesome trophy went to GINA TONIC.
She brought in over $800 for Upside Of Down!!

Here's the AWESOME trophy!

No, the picture isn't distorted, Weston, the emcee, really is THAT tall!  Boss Moss was still trying to infulence the results!

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Sunday, April 15 2012

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Monday, April 09 2012


Upside Of Down will be selling these gorgeous, HUGE hanging baskets at the Parkside Elementary Spring Carnival this Saturday!  You can reserve one or two or more for you as well!  They'll be available for pick up Saturday after 3pm.  They are only $18 each and we take credit cards, cash or checks! They sell for $26.99 at the stores and nurseries!! All of the flowers you see are grown by residents of Down Home Ranch. "Growing these baskets is just one of the ways that our Ranchers support themselves. In addition to the work they do keeping the Ranch running, they create products like hanging baskets, poinsettias and lilies to sell to our friends and neighbors and businesses in the surrounding area." ~ Down Home Ranch representative

Email Teana to reserve your flower baskets!  Please be sure to include your name, contact info, basket # that you would like and the quantity! 


Basket #1 - Purple or Pink Petunias


Basket #2 - Pretty Petite Petunias


Basket #3 - Gorgeous and BIG Begonias


SOLD OUT - Basket #4 - Calibrachoa Combo - beautiful multi-colored baskets - SOLD OUT


Basket #5 - Beautiful Sunpatiens - peach flowers and vareigated green leaves.



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Wednesday, April 04 2012

CLAW USA exists to empower women & strengthen local communities through theater, arm wrestling & philanthropy.  CLAW Austin (CLAWstin) has selected Upside Of Down to benefit from their 2nd Annual Fundraiser!!

WHAT: Outrageously entertaining, theatrical ladies' arm wrestling tournament
WHERE: Bar 96 - 96 Rainey St., Austin 78701
WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2012
TIME: Doors open at 8pm, first match is at 9pm
WHY: To benefit Upside Of Down
HOW MUCH: $5 tickets available at the door and 10 VIP tickets will be sold for $100.  VIP Tickets include: Front Row Seat, Personal Cocktail Waitress and an Awesome Swag Bag!  Contact Teana or Jeff if you're interested in purchasing a VIP ticket for a $100 tax deductible donation!

CLAWstin more than tripled their fundraising goal at their first event in 2011.  Let's help them to exceed that goal again this year, while supporting Upside Of Down!

Here's a video from last year's event!  Make sure your volume is up and get ready to laugh your head off!!

Click here to download a flyer to post or share with your friends to advertise the event!

About CLAW:
CLAW is an outrageous theatrical spectacle where regular women arm-wrestle each other in character w/ costumes, theme music, and entourages. The result is a cross between a burlesque show, a barroom brawl, and pro wrestling. A hundred percent of net proceeds go to charity, so what's not to feel good about? Come to support women's  empowerment, come to appreciate the costumes, come for the sport, come to drink, or come to benefit the charity.

CLAWstin Contacts:  Beth Taylor: 210.363.0929  ~  Jen Murrill: 512.289.0018




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