THANK YOU for supporting Erica and Christina Paccione to compete in France. You made the possibility for them to train and compete on international soil a reality.
As you all know Erica and Christina train under their dad, Sensei John Paccione at Kodokan Judo of Cape Coral.
They flew to France for the Harnes International Judo Competition in early December bringing back the bling!
The sisters were among 6 other Americans that competed. Each athlete was number one in their age and weight division in the USA. The tournament divisions were very large ranging from 9 to 50 in one division.
On day one our American Team took home a gold, silver and a bronze medal.
Erica Paccione fought in a 17 person, -52kg division and won multiple matches by ippon (full point) with one win was under 12 seconds. She proudly took home the Silver medal along with a gift of an Adidas sports bag.
Christina Paccione (11), fought up in age and weight. Her opponents had a 17 pound advantage and were one to two years older and she still managed to score some great throws but ultimately did not make it to the finals.
We are so proud of the girls and the accomplishments of the USA Team as a whole! GO USA!
Time is ticking and we are so very thankful for ALL of your support! We are looking forward to representing the USA in France this year! We promise to keep you updated and we will send pictures! Thank you, Erica & Christina
Erica took Gold and Christina took Silver at the Junior US Open in Fort Lauderdale this past weekend. There were over 600 competitors from 20 countries. They still need your support to get to Europe. Every little bit counts. Thanks a ton for all the love and support thus far. WE are TRULY THANKFUL!
We are so excited for the opportunity to represent the USA abroad. Your words of encouragement and financial support will get us there and we will be forever grateful. We've been working very hard and promise to give it 110% to make you all proud. Thank you again! Love, Erica & Christina
So we are preparing to fight in the US Open Judo Championships next weekend. Over 20 countries will represent including many of our USA teams. To give you an idea it will cost $100 each to compete and we have to be there the night before so we have to stay in a hotel and then the gas/food etc. So you can see how much support we would need for an event out of the country. We need your help! The games are this November and we don't have much time! Please consider a small donation to sponsor us to go! THANK YOU! Erica & Christina
Sisters, Erica (age 12) and Christina (age 11) Paccione, began practicing the
Olympic sport of Judo at the age of 4. They
are both ranked #1 in the country and were invited to participate as a member
of USA's Judo Team at the Pan American Judo Championships in El Salvador
and the European Team in either Belgium or France this November.
The sisters have won multiple State and National Championships and
have been consistently ranked through USA Judo. This year alone they both were Gold
medalists at the following major events:
Cherry Blossom Open, National point tournament in Delray Beach, FL; Judo Scholastics in
Miami; USA Judo Junior Olympics in Texas and at the USJA/USJF Junior Nationals
The goal of the sisters is to attend both events and to bring
home another Gold medal each and to gain further knowledge and training. They have their dream of making the 2020
They are asking for your help to bring home the Gold medals. Please
consider helping them in any way you can.
Even $5 helps! The funds
collected will go towards entry fees, travel and hotel.
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