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Journey to Okinawa: Help Kids Visit the Birthplace of Karate

Organized by: Warrior Origins

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EVENT DATE Aug 01, 2016

THE STORY:

Focus, discipline, confidence, strength, respect . . . these are just some of the positive qualities that children develop through the martial arts. Too often society doesn't provide opportunities to children until they are on the wrong path. This is an opportunity for you to help lift up children who are making good decisions and doing their best! Warrior Origins is a nonprofit organization founded to support enrichment opportunities for dedicated martial arts students.

WHAT CAN I DO?

Please help us send deserving karate students from Washington, D.C. to Okinawa, Japan this summer! Every dollar counts. Accompanied by their teacher, Sensei Patrick Burton, these accomplished students, ages 10-14, have all spent years in training to earn upper level belts, and they now have an opportunity to train at the International Karate Study Centre located in Yomitan, Okinawa. They succeed personally and academically, and assist younger students while continuing to improve their own skills.

WHERE DOES MY DONATION GO?

All donations are tax deductible. If you give us your mailing address, all contributors who donate at least $20 will receive a thank you postcard all the way from Okinawa!

Why $16,410? To ensure no student who has worked hard is denied opportunity due to family financial constraints, our ALL VOLUNTEER Board (we have no paid staff) raises money to help decrease the individual cost burden of participation for students and chaperones. Our goal is to raise enough funds so we can provide travel scholarships that match family contributions 2:1. 100% of your donation goes directly to cover travel expenses and cultural experiences while abroad.

WHO AM I HELPING?

Warrior Origins partners with the Young Warriors Karate & Self Defense Program in Washington, D.C. to identify students eligible to participate in activities that will deepen their appreciation of martial arts, including cultural field trips and competitive tournaments. Because karate is more than a sport - it's a way of life - Warrior Origins also encourages global citizenship by organizing opportunities for international travel to the birth places of modern martial arts. Students participate in karate training at the Hill Center in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., onsite at Two Rivers Public Charter School, and onsite at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School. Sensei Patrick has led the Young Warriors Program since 2010. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Sensei Patrick is a veteran Army Ranger with almost 30 years of martial arts experience.

Thanks so much for your support!

$2,065

 

13% Raised of $16,410 Goal

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  • Pearl & Loki

    $100

  • Sharon Bolden

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary and Dave

    $100

  • Bryn & Elle

    $50

  • Alina

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Metro Mutts

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kristin Walega

    $50

  • Parents of Clayton Wrinn (Young Warriors Alumnus)

    $100

  • Jordan Collins

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Renee & Stanley

    $100

  • Shawnette Rochelle

    $200

  • Donna Williams Jackson

    $50

  • Kim-Scrafford family

    $100

  • John and Lu

     

  • Leah & Jason Reilly

     

  • Robert Granados

    $15

  • All of us at 502

    $50

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Warrior Origins

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The Team: $2,065 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Warrior Origins

Amount Raised

$2,015

 

12% Raised of $16,410 Goal

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Sharon Bolden

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

All of us at 502

All of us at 502

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Robert Granados

Robert Granados

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Leah & Jason Reilly

Leah & Jason Reilly

Wishing Sam & Team a great trip! 2 years ago

John and Lu

John and Lu

Sam 2 years ago

Kim-Scrafford family

Kim-Scrafford family

DONATION: $100

Quinton! 2 years ago

Donna Williams Jackson

Donna Williams Jackson

DONATION: $50

What a wonderful experience for the students! 2 years ago

Shawnette Rochelle

Shawnette Rochelle

DONATION: $200

I hope the kids have a wonderful time on the trip! 2 years ago

Renee & Stanley

Renee & Stanley

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jordan Collins

Jordan Collins

DONATION: $500

Same and team, good luck in Okinawa! Glad another Collins gets to visit there 10 years after I left! 2 years ago

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