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New wrestling school starting up in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.--A new wrestling program in Yakima is in the works.

Yakima Mixed Martial Arts held a carwash today to raise money for the new school.

The money will go toward equipment for the students. The program will be open to kids of all ages. They plan on competing around Washington and nearby states.

Parents involved in the current program say it will help continue their mission of teaching children responsibility, discipline, and will hopefully keep them off of the streets.  

"Our coach here, he emphasizes the fact on staying away from gangs, staying away from drugs. It's just given them something really positive," said Jason Cook a parent of a student. "They love this sport and it's been great for them."

Parents says he hopes the program will continue to be a positive influence for local