KICK International and D.A.R.E. America Announce a New Partnership Bringing Together Programs That Emphasize Productive, Drug Free Lives

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KICK International http://www.kickinternational.com, whose volunteer members place the safety of athletes in the forefront of Competitive Combative Sports, developed a new line of competition equipment for Kickboxing and MMA. Both organizations receive funding for mutually beneficial programs derived from each purchase. Furthermore, both organizations receive recognition from the Combative sports now sweeping the nation which are sanctioned and produced by Kick International on a nationally syndicated television series “Combat Showcase Epic”, http://www.thecombatshowcase.com, providing visibility for promoter's competition events and recognition for regional athletes.

KICK International http://www.kickinternational.com, whose volunteer members place the safety of athletes in the forefront of Competitive Combative Sports, developed a new line of competition equipment for Kickboxing and MMA. Both organizations receive funding for mutually beneficial programs derived from each purchase. Furthermore, both organizations receive recognition from the Combative sports now sweeping the nation which are sanctioned and produced by Kick International on a nationally syndicated television series “Combat Showcase Epic”, http://www.thecombatshowcase.com, providing visibility for promoter's competition events and recognition for regional athletes.

“We want to create environments outside the classroom, as well, where young people can continue to learn to make better decisions and pursue their dreams”, stated Charlie Parsons, CEO of D.A.R.E. America. "DARE educates America's youth and serves as the first line of defense in America's schools. The DARE program is currently taught by over 15,000 specially trained police officers in all 50 states, and 43 foreign countries. DARE police officers are in over 10,000 American communities and, worldwide, DARE's influence reaches over 60,000 law enforcement personnel in addition to government agencies, consulates and embassies. This historic partnership of KICK International and D.A.R.E America brings together programs that emphasize developing strong young adults, teaching them to make good, healthy decisions, leading to productive, drug free lives". http://www.dare.org

Frank Babcock, the President of KICK International, a Missouri 501c3 not for profit corporation, added, “There is a real need among our youth for positive role models. To compete at the highest levels requires setting goals, working hard, and dedication to a drug-free life, a message that certainly resonates with all of our athletes.”

KICK International, serves as the National Organizing Body for Competitive Combative Sports in North America for WAKO http://www.wakoweb.com, with representation in over 100+ countries, WAKO is forging the path to Olympic acceptance of its sports with its participation in the upcoming Sport Accord World Combat Games in Beijing China. KICK International is dedicated to the advancement of safety in the sports of Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts, whose participating athletes strive for recognition in highly competitive sports requiring practice and dedication to excel in mind, body and spirit.

For more information please go to http://www.kiamasports.com or call (314) 571-4013

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