Garrett “G-Money” Holeve, the 23-year-old Mixed Martial Arts fighter with Down Syndrome, will share his story on July 24 at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Center. Advantages of Southeast Arkansas is presenting the event.

Garrett will be at the UAM Fine Arts Center at 10 a.m. July 24 where he will tell about his efforts to become a MMA fighter despite his disability.

For someone with Down syndrome, Garrett is extremely high functioning. Still, his cognitive ability is roughly equivalent to that of a 12-year-old. His reading and math skills are at a third-grade level. However, Garrett found salvation in Mixed Martial Arts. 

In addition to his fighting ambitions, Garrett, through his organization Garrett’s Fight, is working to expand the sport to other special needs athletes.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at any Advantages of Southeast Arkansas location. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, call Clint Armstrong at 870-367-6825 or Deanna Doherty at 870-367-4333.

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