“Kicking for a Cause” MILE HIGH KARATE’S KICK-A-THON BENEFITS FIRE RELIEF

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In response to the devastation that the Colorado fires have caused, Mile High Karate of Englewood, CO recently held a Â?Kick-A-ThonÂ? to raise money for the American Red Cross Fire Relief.

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“Kicking for a Cause”

MILE HIGH KARATE’S KICK-A-THON

BENEFITS FIRE RELIEF

DATELINE: DENVER, ENGLEWOOD, CO; ISSUED AUGUST 14, 2002...In response to the devastation that the Colorado fires have caused, Mile High Karate of Englewood, CO recently held a “Kick-A-Thon” to raise money for the American Red Cross Fire Relief. Headquartered in Denver, Mile High Karate has 14 locations throughout Colorado.

KICKS FOR CASH

In a unique “Kick-A-Thon” held last week at Mile High Karate’s Englewood school, karate students of all ages received pledges from family, friends and sponsors to raise money for the American Red Cross Fire Relief fund.

Pledges for the Kick-A-Thon were made on a “kick per minute” basis. Many of the talented students performed over 50 kicks a minute. Any student raising more than $250 received a special prize.

Twenty Mile High students, both children and adults, performed kicks for an audience of over 100 people.

A total of $1,775 was raised and given to the American Red Cross Fire Relief fund.

“We have all been touched by these fires in one way or another. By holding a Kick-A-Thon, we hope we are able to help those in need by raising money for the fire relief fund,” explained Seventh Degree Master Instructor and founder of Mile High Karate, Stephen Oliver.

KICKING UP STANDARDS

Emphasizing character education and the fundamental beliefs of Martial Arts, Mile High Karate builds a strong foundation for youths to grow upon. Mile High Karate strives to set new and demanding standards for innovative programming, compassionate and inspiring teaching, community outreach, and student development.

Mile High Karate is a key supporter of Chuck Norris' Kick Drugs Out of America Program and has raised over $50,000 to help fund their program - and through Educational Funding Company's efforts has been partially responsible for over $500,000 for Kick Drugs Out of America.

A POSITIVE IMPACT    

Mile High Karate, serving Littleton, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Lakewood, South Jefferson County, Parker, Castlerock, Denver, Arvada, Westminster, Broomfield, Lafayette, Northglenn, Thornton, Boulder, and Louisville, Colorado, has provided Martial Arts and Karate lessons for adults and children in the Denver/Boulder Metro area since 1983.

Founded by Seventh Degree Master Instructor Stephen Oliver, Mile High Karate strives to make a positive impact on both students and the community. From consistent programming and focused teaching to kick-a-thons and food drives, Mile High Karate is setting standards for the Martial Arts industry.

Master Stephen Oliver has been repeatedly recognized internationally for his contributions to the martial arts industry and continues to grow the Mile High Karate organization while instructing schools internationally to be more effective in their teaching and management practices.

In 1989 he founded the Mile High Karate Classic martial arts tournament - which was one of the highest rated (NASKA "AAA") events in the Western United States and one of the top martial arts competitive events in the world. He went on to serve on the Board of Directors of the North American Sport Karate Association and became Sanctioning Director - responsible for rating World Tour and National Tournaments and for quality control of the martial arts events. He promoted the Mile High Karate Classic for 10 years from 1989 until 1999 and served on the Board of Directors of NASKA for that same period of time.

To locate a Mile High Karate center nearest you or for more information about the company’s innovative programs and novel approach, contact 303-740-2291 or visit their website at http://www.milehighkarate.com.

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