This year's Kick-A-Thon will be October 13 from 1 PM to 2 PM.
On Saturday October 13, 2007 National Martial Arts Day, Scott Hayes Karate held a
Kick-A-Thon fundraiser to help local at-risk youth. 43 students did 98,900
kicks between 1 PM and 2 PM. We are still waiting on the grad total raised by
Recap from last year:
On Saturday October 14, 2006 National Martial Arts Day, Scott Hayes Karate held a
Kick-A-Thon fundraiser to help local at-risk youth. 54 students did 75,600
kicks between 1 PM and 2 PM, and raised $2,987.
Virginia Governor Tim Kane sent a proclamation to Sensei Hayes declaring
October 14, 2006 as National Martial Arts Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Honorable Joe Frank, Mayor of Newport News attended the Kick-A-Thon
and presented Sensei Hayes with a proclamation declaring October 14, 2006
as National Martial Arts Day in the City of Newport News. Mayor Frank
praised the students for raising money to give back to the community to
help children to have a better future.
Project Action Foundation's mission is to prevent juvenile crime by providing
disadvantaged and "at risk" children the opportunity to obtain
training in the physical and cultural arts of dance, gymnastics and martial
arts. Project Action Foundation, created as a public charity 501( c )(3)
in October 1994, currently has participating sponsor studios in over 4,000
U.S. cities. Project Action provides underprivileged children scholarships
to attend these established and recognized studios. Project Action received
the 1997 Governor's Community Investment Award in Florida from the late
Governor Lawton Chiles and was recognized the same year by California
Governor Pete Wilson for it's work fighting juvenile crime and keeping
children out of gangs. Law enforcement agencies and school counselors
account for most of the children who are referred to Project Action. Project
Action closely monitors school grades, attendance and behavior. Many of
our current scholarship children have shown remarkable scholastic turnarounds,
sometimes from straight F's to honor roll, after becoming involved in
Project Action's scholarship program.
Mayor Joe Frank