$10,796 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 14 months
In 2014 8 students of EJ's Warrior Karate Academy, located in Columbus, OH competed in USA Karate National Qualifier located West Chester, Ohio earning several medals in their divisions. This also qualified the Warriors for the USA Karate National Chmapionship & US Team Trials in Reno, Nevada July 2014. The costs for fees, equipment, transportation, lodging, meals and expenses were high and the Warriors didnt raise enough funds to successfully travel, and compete in 2014 USA Karate Nationals.
Since then however, the Warriors have continued fighting hard to find their way back, and in 2016 through a partnership with Oriental Martial Arts College(OMAC) and Coach Andy Choi, 3 warriors competed in USA Tae Kwon DO Nationals in Richmond, VA earning 2 bronze and one gold medal.
In 2017, Warriors returned to USA Karate with 12 students earning 4 Bronze, 2 Silver and 1 Gold medal in USA Karate Nationals & US Team Trials held in Greenville, SC at Bon Secours Arena. Just 2 weeks prior 3 of these Warriors had just competed World Class Olympic divisions in Detroit USA Tae Kwon Do Nationals, but fell short of placing.
Now, in 2018, USA Karate National Championship & US Team Trials returns to Reno, Nevada with 6 of the original 8 Warriors wanting their redemption and chance to Go For the Gold. The Warriors USA Karate Team is 8-10 students who will qualify in Hampton, Virginia April 21, 2018. The 3 USA Tae Kwon Do Warriors on Team OMAC will also qualifiy for that event May 5, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Donate, Share, and Spread the Word for "Warriors Karate Academy Go For Gold" Supporting the Warriors 2018 USA Karate Nationals July 10-15 in Reno, Nevada & USA Tae Kwon Do Nationals July 2-9 in Salt Lake City, Utah! #ejswarriorkarateacademy #warriorskarateacademygoforgold#warriorsnevergiveup #warriorsneverquit #betheglow#blackgirlmagic #warriorskarateacademy
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Great News!OHIO State TAE KWON DO Association is paying 1 for initial registration fees for 3 World Class competitors that's 2/3 or $405 of their $605 fees! In Addition, $560 has been added to Hog Roast Fundraiser matching by Warriors Karate Academy in order to pay for all 7 USA KARATE NATIONAL Athletes Registration Fees! USA KARATE NATIONALS REGISTRATION FEES effective this morning are Paid In Full! Also $211 of $700 in Gear has been paid for due to fundraising, Warrior Karate Camp OutReach , and $100 donation by Glenda & Pastor Phillip Johnson of Union TABERNACLE OF GOD! Next up Van and lodging...DONATE/ SHARE & SUPPORT WARRIORS KARATE ACADEMY GO FOR GOLD!
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3rd Annual USA Warriors Hog & Turkey Roast Fundraised $1250 . Minus $500 expenses (cost hog/uhaul/ non donated materials) we raised $750 towards "Warriors Karate Academy Go For Gold"-WE STILL HAVE TIME -DONATE TODAY & SHARE!
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USA National Qualifier April 21, 2018 Hampton, VA Mid-Atlantic karate Championship, Clips, & Team Meal 2017 USA Karate Nationals-DONATE/SHARE & SUPPORT 2018 WARRIOR NATIONAL TEAM!
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What:USA TaeKwonDo National Championship
Where:Salt Lake City, Utah at Salt Palace Convention Center
When: July 2-9th 2018
Competitors: 3 Black Belts ages 17,18,19 (MALE)
Competing World Class Olympic Senior Sparring & 17 year old also competing World Class Junior Olympic Sparring
Cost:Early Registration if by June 7th 11:59pm-1 event $135/person 2 events $155/person
estimated cost after add $35 each division ($170/$190)
Total estimated USA Tae Kwon do registration fees=$530

What:USA Karate National Championship & US Team Trials
Where: Reno, Nevada at Reno-Sparks Convention Center
When:July 10-15th 2018
Competitors 7
ages 7, 12, 13, 15,17,18,19 (1 FEMALE, 6 MALE age 12 fighting elite)
1 Para-Karate Competitor, 2 (Intermediate/Advanced) Competitors & 4 Elite Competitors
Registration Fees-3 *$150 & 4*$205
Total estimated USA Karate registration fees=$1,270.00
Total Registration Fees=$1800.00
Van Rental
Budget June 28-July 18th 2018
$1,618.00 estimated cost plus add $0.25 additional mile after 2500 miles estimated additional $700($1,618.00) plus add estimated $1000.00 for fuel
Total estimated transportation cost=$3,318.00
18 nights* estimated $100/night (hotel rooms)=$1800
Total Estimated lodging cost=$1800
8 people *15/ day=$120/day *18=$2,160
Total estimated food cost=$2,160
Equipment/Protective Gear
Total estimated Protective gear/equipment=$700
FUNDRAISING GOAL/Total Estimated Budget=$9,778.00

Warriors Website "EJ's Warrior Karate Academy"
Warriors Facebook Page "EJ's Warrior Karate Academy"
Estimated transportation cost=$3,318
Total estimated food cost=$2,160
Total Estimated lodging cost=$1800
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