Published: Dec 29, 2012 8:27 AM EST
Updated: Dec 29, 2012 9:51 AM EST

The sport of mixed martial arts has moved into the Suncoast Community Center for a special festival to help steer kids in a positive direction.

Admission is a $3 donation to the kids MMA program or 3 canned goods for the food pantry located at the Suncoast Community Center.

This open charity event was started for the youth of Lee County.

There will be live bands, food, games, live sparring/grappling matches, special guests and speakers.

All are invited to come out and enjoy the fun while we help build up our youth and the community. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.