Date: April 28th, 2012
The first annual Tsunami Karate Kick-a-Thon was organized by members of the Karate school to raise money for Children's Brain Tumor Research in memory of Christopher Court who was a student at the school until his death in October 2011.
Students were encouraged to seek sponsorship for the number of correctly executed Karate kicks they could perform in a five minute period. The record was set by Kyra Sathra with an amazing 445 kicks. In addition to the kicking, there were nearly 30 raffle baskets including beautiful hand-crafted jewelry, restaurant vouchers, event tickets, sporting goods and many more items donated by local businesses and generous individuals.
Outside the dojo were a number of craft tables and games for children. Crafts included making cards for sick children at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, pet rocks, sand sculptures and more.
The event raised an incredible $13,000. Thank you to everyone for making this event a fantastic success.
The Kickathon represents the first major fundraising event in coordination with the Christopher Court Foundation.