The Blind Judo Foundation
The Friends of Judo are supporting the Blind Judo Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that helps blind or visually impaired Judokas (judo students), founded by Coach Willy Cahill and Ron C. Peck in 2005. Their goal is to build confidence and self-worth in the blind and visually impaired American youth via Judo.
All of the instructors and support staff are working on a voluntary basis. There are out-of-pocket expenses involved with this program: travel expenses (food, lodging, and transportation), mailings, printing, marketing materials, uniforms, memberships to USA Judo and USABA, insurance, administrative fees, etc. The 2006-2008 budget leading up to Paralympics in Beijing for 2008 is forecasted at $500,000. Unfortunately, there is a lack of government funding for these US athletes; they depend on the donations of private individuals and companies to realize their dream of competing in the international arena.
Your tax deductible contribution of whatever size will make a lasting difference by enriching the lives of new judo students. You will be directly assisting the USABA Judo National Team to compete on the world stage at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, and many other events. None of it can happen without your support.
Blind Judo Foundation
24145 NE 122nd St.,
Redmond, WA 98053
Checks can be made out to: The Blind Judo Foundation marked For Deposit Only
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Visit BlindJudoFoundation.org for more information.