Pillow Fight Championship hosts tryouts for ESPN show (includes video story)

Pillow Fight Championship hosted tryouts in Delray Beach for the chance to compete on ESPN.

PFC’s show will air on ESPN2 for their annual version of “The Ocho,” a day when they air sports like axe-throwing, corgi racing and cornhole.

Contestants who are selected for the ESPN show will receive a $5,000 reward and a trip to South Carolina to pillow fight.

“This is a growing sport,” said Paul Williams, co-founder of PFC. “It’s one that every kid has played.”

Jared Parker is an American broadcast media student with an area of concentration in global and sociocultural studies. Parker hopes to work in sports journalism in the future. Parker has a special connection to amateur MMA and hopes to be known as someone who gave amateur fighters a platform before anyone else.