IBJJF Rio Winter Open
While everyone else is getting geared up and ready for Summer time, we have been preparing for IBJJF Rio Winter Open that starts June 13th. TKP will be sponsoring Fabricio Da Silva, Faby de Paula, Gabriel Areas, and Walter Lopes to compete in the competition. Two of our resident “gringos”, Karo Sarmento from Colombia and Alister Shoa from California will also be competing at the competition!
On July 30th we will be sponsoring 16 athletes from the kids class to compete in the SJJSAF Brasil Open. SJJSAF provides a discount to social projects which allows us to give all of the kids that are attending school and training consistently a chance to compete!
We are currently collecting donations to finish out the registration!
Last month we made some progress with our English program. Tracking kids down and finding the time to get them to dedicate some extra hours to studying has been anything but easy but thanks to the help of Fightland Vice and a steady stream of volunteers we are able to match students up with a tutor that can work with their schedule.
Restructuring in the Projects
Program director Nico Ball
will be heading back to the U.S. for the next 5 months to train, fight, and visit her family. Nico has been responsible for managing all of the donations that are sent via PayPal.
Stay tuned for more information on changes in Paypal account information and other updates that will be coming in the next couple of months.
Terere Kids Project Patches
In an effort to create more stability and help teach the kids in the project the fundamentals of fundraising, we have started selling TKP patches. Patches are being sold in the academy, at Connection Rio Hostel, and by our students that are looking to save up money for supplements or competition fees.
Patches are also being shipped in limited numbers to the U.S.
You can email TerereKidsProject@gmail.com to find out how you can get yours!
Proceeds from the sale of patches goes
to funding the snack program and paying for
Lastly, you can check out the June income statement by clicking here.