Debbie Ringley Mrozinski, seen at right with Dick Bourne of the Mid-Atlantic Gateway, is the president of the Crockett Foundation. Debbie is the daughter of Frances Crockett Ringley and the granddaughter of Jim Crockett, Sr.,
"The Crockett Foundation is happy to be joining forces with Mid-Atlantic Gateway in our ongoing efforts to help veterans," Debbie said in a press release earlier this year. "The only way the Foundation can continue to be successful is through the generosity of people like those at the Gateway. We are looking forward to working with them on this exciting book project."
As the oldest grandchild of Jim and Elizabeth Crockett, Debbie has the task of continuing her grandparent’s philanthropic efforts. Debbie watched her family’s business grow while doing everything from lowering and raising the microphone at Park Center wrestling matches to making popcorn at Crockett Park.
"When Wrestling Was Wrestling" features never before seen wrestling photographs from the 1970s and 1980s featuring some of the greatest names in the history of the sport. Some of the famous names included in the book are Ric Flair, Jack and Jerry Brisco, Ricky Steamboat, Sgt. Slaughter, Don Kernodle, Jay Youngblood, Paul Jones, Baron Von Raschke, Rufus R, Jones, Bob Orton, Jr., and many others. There are even rare photos of Boris Malenko's short lived wrestling phenomenon known only as JAWS!
The book was released last month (September 2016) and is available exclusively from the Crockett Foundation website, as well as events and conventions where they have a booth.
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When Wrestling Was Wrestling
Photographs by Jackie Crockett. Edited by Debbie Ringley Mrozinski and Dick Bourne.
Independently published. © 2016 Crockett Foundation www.crockettfoundation.com