IGNITE Wrestling Owner Kim Artlip has been selected as a 2018 Woman Of The Year nominee under the Business Professional category. She is one of the twenty plus women announced by the JR League of Indian River as part of the 6th Annual Woman Of The Year event.
Woman of the Year celebrates the accomplishments of women in Indian River County. Nominated by their peers, A Woman of the Year nominee is a woman who demonstrates high ethical standards personally, is a recognized role model, has a strong sense of community responsibility and is outstanding in her contributions within Indian River County.
There are four categories in which a woman can be nominated. Those women include:
Business Professional – A woman who is self-employed or employed by a for-profit
business or corporation. She is recognized for her outstanding service in her field and
significant contributions to the community through her profession.
Civic Professional/Non-Profit – A woman who is employed by a non-profit or community
organization funded primarily by municipal, county, state, or federal grants or funds donated by
the general public. Her contributions to the community take place in this arena.
Volunteer – A woman who has a history of an outstanding, continuing commitment to her
community through her volunteer services.
Rising Star – A young woman between the ages of 17 and 25 who demonstrates
outstanding commitment to her field of employment and/or community with fresh ideas, energy,
Nominees are judged by the West Palm Beach Junior League chapter. A winner is chosen from each category, and then the overall Woman of the Year is chosen from those nominees during awards luncheon to be held on April 18th at the Moorings Yacht and Country Club in Vero Beach, FL.
“I am honored to have been selected as a nominee as a part of such an esteemed class of community leaders,” said Kim Artlip, Owner, IGNITE Wrestling. “I look forward to this transformational experience to gain a deeper understanding from a business and community standpoint; develop relationships with my fellow nominees as well as key influencers across Florida, and use this knowledge to help shape IGNITE Wrestling’s business strategies and continue our mission of reestablishing Vero Beach as a sports destination.”
In addition to being the owner of IGNITE Wrestling, Kim was the talent booker until 2017 and is presently still in her original role as the sports promoter who is responsible for overseeing the creative development of all IGNITE Wrestling streaming media, pay-per-view programming, marketing, print, digital and social media content.
Kim began her foray into sports entertainment as a talk radio show host of Wrestle Talk on the iHeart Radio network, while also developing her media skills. Kim’s growth and development spans over multiple business areas including her role as Executive Director of the nonprofit parent company IGNITE Advocacy Inc as well as producing the vast majority of the company’s video content and graphic media. She has lead the wrestling startup into the streaming sports entertainment arena as one of the few wrestling companies worldwide to be an Official Twitch Partner which is bestowed on less than 1% of all Twitch broadcasters (1.7 million plus).
About IGNITE Wrestling
IGNITE Wrestling, a subsidiary of IGNITE Advocacy, is a leader in Florida sports entertainment as one of the original Official Twitch Partners. IGNITE Wrestling is owned by Kim Artlip, one of only a handful of female owner/promoters in professional wrestling. The company is headquartered in Vero Beach, FL and is the Treasure Coast’s only pro wrestling company.
United Against Poverty will be the beneficiary of our Monsters Brawl event on October 21st at Walking Tree Brewery. Please bring any non-perishable food items and supply the Emergency Pantry to help families that are facing crisis.
An Emergency Food Pantry is an important part of the operations for any community service agency. It is when food pantries become the primary long term source of assistance for a family that the good intentions of neighbors, churches and agencies actually contribute to generational poverty.
United Against Poverty partners with dozens of other community organizations to not only meet immediate food needs for families struggling to put food on the table, but also address health challenges and connect families with resources that will break the terrible cycle of poverty.
All attendees to our show who donate non-perishable items will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the complete set of our IGNITE Wresting trading cards ($100+ value) and of course, our gratitude for helping your neighbors in need.
United Against Poverty is a registered 501c3 nonprofit with campuses in Indian River County, Orlando, and St. Lucie County Florida. Our mission is to serve those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers.
Florida based promotion IGNITE Wrestling has officially partnered with streaming platform Twitch making it the second pro wrestling partner on the platform and will be introducing the spunky female-owned promotion to an entirely new audience. IGNITE Wrestling has made a name for themselves on the indy scene with their line up of independent wrestling stars from around the world featuring names such as Lince Dorado, Dave Crist, Gary Jay, The Ugly Ducklings, Martin Stone, Mike Moretti, Serpentico, just to name a few. Today they announced the official partnership of their channel (twitch.tv/ignitewrestling) on social video platform Twitch in order to stream their events.
IGNITE Wrestling which has been no stranger to breaking the mold will now move into the livestreaming arena for future events and will be part of an elite field as they are only the second pro wrestling promotion to officially partner with the website.
For those not familiar yet with Twitch, it is predominantly a platform for gamers to stream console/PC ‘Let’s Plays’ and tabletop based games such as Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer. This is basically a win-win where first time wrestling fans can actually donate to a PPV if they enjoy the content through either a subscription (which starts at $5) or by cheering (Twitch’s on-service payment system).
Fans can also utilize Twitch Prime which is a premium experience on Twitch that is included with an Amazon Prime or Amazon Prime Video Membership depending on what country you live in. Twitch Prime includes bonus games and exclusive in-game content, a channel subscription every 30 days at no additional cost to be used on any Partnered and Affiliate channel, ad-free viewing on Twitch, exclusive emotes, and chat badge.
IGNITE Wrestling owner, Kim Artlip stated “We have never been one to conform to expectations and Twitch now allows us the opportunity to move into an exciting platform to reach a global audience and monetize in both traditional and inventive new ways. According to IGNITE Wrestling, new exclusive videos and behind the scenes shows will be coming to the Twitch channel. Their entire video library will shortly be available for fans to get a taste of why IGNITE Wrestling has become a destination on the indy scene. Their first streaming event is set for October 21 and for more details please visit their official social media streams @ignitewrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, and Snapchat.