(PRWEB) July 28, 2005
The SumoKids Foundation, which has registered for not-for-profit status as a 501 (c) (3) corporation, will hold a free SumoKids Sumo Wrestling Clinic at the JFK Center, 114 Hickory Street, Buffalo, NY, on Tuesday, August 16. The event will run from 12:30 pm Â 3:30 pm and is free to all registered participants.
The City of Buffalo Youth Bureau helped organize this event and provided the venue at the JFK Center. The program serves boys and girls from 6 to 16 years-old. Participants will learn about self-discipline, fun, fitness, and education in the afternoon program.
ÂWe are offering this summer program to introduce up to 100 Buffalo children to the fun and excitement of Sumo Wrestling,Â said Charles Bray, president of the SumoKids Foundation. ÂWe promise an unusual and fun time for everyone who participates.Â
The SumoKids Sumo Wrestling Clinic is based on the same principles of the SumoKids after school programs. SumoKids after school activities are an educational sports festival. The program weaves the traditional arts of Sumo Wrestling with elements of contemporary youth culture into an exciting youth adventure.
ÂOur pilot after school program this past year at Highgate Heights Elementary School was overwhelmingly successful,Â said Henry Chapman III, master coach of the SumoKids Foundation.
ÂThis summer, we will introduce more children to Sumo, as we prepare for an expanded after school program when school starts again in the fall.Â
To register for the August 16 SumoKids Sumo Wrestling Clinic contact Kathleen Isch, director of the City of Buffalo Youth Bureau at (716) 851-5177.
The SumoKids Foundation seeks corporate sponsors to help cover the costs of the program. For more information, contact Paul McAfee at 716 568-0329.
About the SumoKids Foundation
The SumoKids Foundation is dedicated to helping young people develop valuable coping skills needed in a difficult and ever more complicated world. The SumoKids School ProgramÂ© is an innovative initiative designed to teach young people a positive perspective by mixing the tenets of Sumo Wrestling with art and entertainment to help foster personal growth and achievement. This mix will result in a fulfilling and captivating experience that our young people have responded to with loyal and eager enthusiasm.
These are difficult times for the youth of North America. The SumoKids after school Program is one of the community vehicles available to help young people work their way through these times. We provide core community values steeped in tradition while using current education techniques to foster individual personal growth.
The SumoKids Foundation will offer the program in the upcoming school year to the middle grades in Buffalo, New York.
eXubrio, LLC, provides pro bono public relations and development support for the SumoKids Foundation. For more information about eXubrio, visit http://www.exubrio.com, or call Paul McAfee at 716 568-0329.