Dustin Poirier To Auction Fight Gear to Build Playground for Disabled Children at Prairie Elementary
UFC star and Lafayette native Dustin Poirier will continue his annual post-fight tradition of auctioning off his fight gear to help a great cause.
Next month Poirier is set to fight at UFC 236 against Max Holloway for his interim lightweight title. But it's what he's doing after the fight that will warm your heart.
The money raised from the auction will help build a playground for disabled children at Prairie Elementary in the Hub City.
“There was a kid named Aaron Hill who had a very rare brain disease called ALD, and his dream and wish was his school would have a playground the people in wheelchairs and people in his class can go have time and play on,” Poirier told MMA Junkie. “He passed away before his dream became a reality. What me and the Good Fight Foundation are going to do is raise money through TheGoodFightGroup.com and auction off all my gear from this fight and get a playground built.”
Poirier says he has no need for his Reebok fight kits and would rather sell them for a good cause. He's managed to raise money in all his recent fights and put it towards a good cause.
He also says raising the money gives him "another thing to fight for," and he's going to ensure the playground gets built.
UFC 236 takes place on April 13 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Poirier vs. Holloway headline the pay-per-view main card.