One down one to go. We are curently looking to raise US 113 by the end of the day today!!
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Our good friend Bigode, Professor Fabricio, Fabyolla,
and Pretinha at Brazilian Nationals
Brazilian Nationals took place April 27th– May 1stin Sao Paulo. Initially we set out to sponsor 9 athletes to travel to Sao Paulo to compete, but this year the tournament reached capacity before we were able to get the donations to register everyone.
In the end Professor Fabricio, Jhonathan “Moicano” Marques, and Izabella “Pretinha” Santos were able to make the deadline! Moicano brought home gold for the second year in the row after 3 tough fights and Pretinha came in 3rd place. She has been doing exceptionally well in all her competitions despite the fact that she has only been training for 6 months.
Alister Shirazi a good friend and volunteer at the project was also able to make it down to Sao Paulo with us. He won his first fight and fell short by an advantage in his second.
Photo by Josue Wong Baez
A special thanks to Fabyolla Pinheira who also accompanied the team down to for moral support even though she was unable to complete her registration on time! Faby is a purple belt that recently joined the FT from Bahia! We are excited to have here with us to help support girls BJJ in the Cantagalo community!
We have one more competition coming up next weekend.
SJJSAF Brasil Open
May 14th 2016
Will take place on May 14th in the Grajau Country club. SJJSAF is an international federation that has been trying to help make Jiu Jitsu more accessible to by offering special discounts for social projects and special fights for athletes from the handicapped division.
Photo by Josue Wong Baez
This month we will be sponsoring 16 athletes from the kids class. Everyone has been working so hard we decided to make the effort to sponsor ALL the kids that have been showing up consistently.
The total cost of the tournament will be US $240 total.
We currently have US $96 that we had left over from Brazilian Nationals and from some patches that were bought up by Fernando Reals from Bronx BJJ
Terere Kids Project is funded entirely on donations sent from the international Jiu Jitsu community. Without your love and support we wouldn’t be able to help so many kids here in the Cantagalo community.
We just need US $113 to complete the registrations.
Donations can be made via PayPal at TerereKidsProject@gmail.com