Started September 1, 2014
100,000 kilometers October 12, 2018 – 82nd Birthday
120,225 kilometers December 8, 2019 3 times around EARTH
150,000 kilometers Mar 30, 2021
Current Total is 155,226.8
Celebrated 85th Birthday October 12, 2021
Yukio and Barbara Kitagawa have been philanthropists for the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball sinces its inception 16 years ago. Yukio has intertwined his thirst for a healthy lifestyle with a goal to help young student-athletes achieve their dreams. Yukio launched a cycling campaign to help raise funds for an indoor multi-purpose training center for the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball. Our own indoor training facility has been a goal and dream for well over a decade. Yukio's cycling journey started Sept 2014 and so far has logged over 160,000 kms. That is 4 times around the earth!!!!! Originally, Yukio was inspired by Clara Hughs's cycling marathon but in the past 7 years his dedication and determination to cycle for the VAB has been inspiring to anyone lucky enough to meet him. Yukio's quiet and unassuming ways has had a tremendous impact on every student-athlete who has stepped foot in our program. Over 175 players have had the pleasure to learn from his passion and tremendous work ethic. Ultimately, teaching these young men what can be accomplished when you put your heart and soul into a goal. Yukio and Barbara work together to accomplish so many great goals and we appreciate all they do for our program. This dynamic duo are a force to reckon with and their efforts to assist others to reach their goals and dreams is awe inspiring. To encourage Yukio in his fundraising endeavors for a new training facility in Vauxhall please contribute to this go fund me cause.
Please join me in making a difference? Yukio has benefitted the Vauxhall Baseball Academy to build a Field house for the small town baseball team. This boarding school program helps high school students from across Canada develop into well rounded athletic citizens. Over the years he has been a tremendous contributor to the program since it's inception with THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HORIZON SCHOOL DIVISION NO. 67, and any donation will help make an impact.
Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to many!