SumoKids Foundation Holds Free SumoKids Graffiti Competition in Buffalo on Thursday, August 18

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ChildrenÂ?s free graffiti competition program will take place in Buffalo at Niagara Square, City Hall, in Buffalo, New York.

The SumoKids Foundation, which has registered for not-for-profit status as a 501 (c) (3) corporation, will hold a free SumoKids Graffiti Competition at Niagara Square, City Hall in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, August 18. The event will run from 12:30 pm to 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 Niagara Square. The program serves boys and girls from 6 to 16 years-old. Participants will learn about the elements of Sumo Wrestling, including self-discipline, fun, fitness, and education in the afternoon program. They will apply these principles in an exciting Graffiti Competition.

“We are offering this summer program to introduce our SumoKids School Program©,” said Charles Bray, president of the SumoKids Foundation. “The kids who attend our August 16 Sumo Wrestling Clinic as well as other Buffalo children, may also attend our Graffiti Competition.”

The SumoKids Graffiti Competition is based on components of the SumoKids School Program©. These activities involve an educational sports festival that includes Sumo Wrestling, dancing, and a Graffiti Competition. The program weaves the traditional arts of Sumo Wrestling with elements of contemporary youth culture – such as Graffiti – into an exciting youth adventure.

“The kids who participate in our SumoKids School Program© especially enjoy the Graffiti Competition activities,” said Henry Chapman III, master coach of the SumoKids Foundation. “This summer, we will introduce more children to Sumo, and to Graffiti in a healthy environment, as we prepare to expand our programs when school starts again in the fall.”

To register for the August 18 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 about contributing, 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 Program© 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 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, or call Paul McAfee at 716 568-0329.

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