Elite Yoshukai Karate Organization L.L.C in Ashland, AL is in desperate need of sponsors or donations of any amount to fund their travel expenses to the 2014 World Martial Arts Tournament . The U.S. Martial Arts Team will travel to Vancouver, Canada in September for this competition and as you know, travel expenses are not cheap.
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The U.S. Martial Arts Team is made up of about 85 members total, and 8 of those make up the Alabama Team. Four (4) of these 8 members are from Clay County alone: Tommy & Martha Denson, Ellen Hammett, Scott Fullington. Other team members include: Thomas Kiser, Mike Zheng, Jordan Ogles, Billy Ray Hamlin, Jay Peraiti, Olivia Cochran .
Some other members from the Bama team include: Sherman Peek of Montgomery, who is currently attending Auburn University, Allen Butler – Andalusia, Al, Jason Vinson – Roanoke, Al. And Danielle Hagan who reigns from Cross City, Florida.
This competition may not sound like a big deal to some who are not familiar with Martial Arts, but is the elite of the competitions. This tournament is the equivalent of The Olympics for Martial Arts and is only held every 2 years.
Two years ago, the Alabama team brought home 29 medals, 10 world championships, 2 world championships from Clay County members and several runner ups!!!! That is really something to be proud of from our home state and our great county!!!
Anyone interested in making a donation, or becoming a sponsor can call Martha Denson at (256) 252-2832 or Tommy Denson at (256) 276-0209 or you can just click on this link:
The team is a 501 c3 non profit organization, so if your business decides to sponsor. or make a donation it can be used as a tax write off.
There is no amount too small to donate because every little bit helps.