Grapple-A-Thon 3 Summary and Thank You's
Wow! What a GREAT day of grappling, fundraising, and fun! ! !
On Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. we had over 100 grapplers participate (approximately 30 children and 75 adults) throughout the day and we raised $12,000 for the Friends of the Children - Portland chapter's year round Jiu Jitsu program run and directed by Five Rings! ! ! (Woot Woot! ! !).
The energy and the vibe on the floor was fantastic throughout the day. There we lots of smiles, laughs, and hugs. Everyone had a blast! ! !
Helping to make the world a better place is a big deal at Five Rings ... we take service and helping others seriously. It was inspiring to see our community rise up and contribute. What a super fun event ... doing what we love to help others out. It's the perfect combination.
Check out the great photo albums (Big Thanks to Pip Santos & Willa VanDetta for sharing your amazing pics).
Youth album: HERE
Adult album: HERE
Earned Patch album: HERE
THANK YOU to all those folks that support this event ... it's a LONG list.
Thank you to the administrative staff (in particular Rose and Matt) at FotC - Portland for all the support. Thank you to the mentors and the kids of FotC for coming and and participating ... it was SO cool having you at Five Rings.
And finally, thank you to the over 185 people who donated to our worth cause -- bringing a year-round Jiu Jitsu program to the kids of Friends of the Children - Portland ... you ROCK! ! !
Here's Coach Tom's Coach's Corner ... check it out:
Oops. Coach Tom mis-spoke in the video. The schedule was as follows:
8:00 - 9:45 am Kids grapple-a-thon
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Adult grapple-a-thon
And it's still not too late to donate. If you want to donate to this profoundly noble cause, please do so HERE. We will greatly appreciate you help and put it to good use.
We are already excited to do it again next year. We can't wait! ! !
Do. Daily. Forever! ! !