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Escape the Rock partnered with Beat the Streets Philly in 2015 to provide an opportunity for a Philadelphia public high school wrestling team to compete in the tournament. Central High School was the first team to be sponsored by Beat the Streets Philly and their appearance was highlighted by Jonathan Guevera's trip to the Round of 12. In 2016 Edwin Morales of Mariana Bracetti Charter Academy became the first Beat the Streets wrestler to make the podium with his 7th place finish. Mariana Bracetti is the Beat the Streets representative again in 2017 as they return Luis Morales, a District finalist as a freshman and welcome PA Junior High medalist Angel Garcia to their lineup.
Escape the Rock has incorporated a charity component into the event each year since 2009 in order to increase awareness. The charity chosen for 2017 was the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This charity was chosen upon the request of the family of James Vollrath. A former Council Rock South and Penn State University wrestler, James Vollrath passed away in 2016 after a battle with Ewing's sarcoma cancer. Escape the Rock was able to donate $4,186 to St. Jude's in 2017.
The St. Jude motto is "Finding Cures. Saving Children." St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Previous charities spotlighted by Escape the Rock are: