(PRWEB) April 15, 2014
Challenges are not new to the Kabai Family and this year will be no exception as father-son kayaks the longest river in the Yukon Rivers of Alaska out to the Bering Sea bringing awareness of blind and visually impaired athletes of the Blind Judo Foundation and their Associates. “Judo changes lives for all who step onto the tatami (Judo mat) and the blind are no exception,” says Imre Kabai.
During the Klondike Gold Rush, the Yukon River was one of the principal means of transportation. The Kabai’s will experience starting their journey near Whitehorse, BC in Canada. It will take six weeks to complete the challenge out to the Bering Sea and they are already training for the challenge.
Evening accommodations are under the stars along the river’s edge. Here they will review their next day’s destination toward the 2000+ mile trek. Holiday Inns and Motel 8’s are out of the question.
The sights, sounds and smells of the wilderness will permeate this family’s outdoor spirit of adventure. The father-son team will have GPS Tracking Systems so everyone will be able to follow their very steps kayaking their way out to the Bering Sea.
The Kabai Family consists of three boys and one daughter with a common bond of training and competing in Judo. The family started Judo under the legendary Coach Willy Cahill, Co-Founder of the Blind Judo Foundation and owner of Cahill’s Judo Academy. They continue today practicing and developing their athletic passion. Their vision is to bring attention to the blind and encourage them to seek out their local Dojo (Judo gym) for introductions to the sport of Judo.
Judo is not an expensive sport but there are costs for uniforms, training, camps, tournaments and travel furthering their skills. Consequently, their kayak sojourn besides highlighting Judo for the blind is to help raise funds for those less fortunate and worthy of financial aid.
The Kabai Family members are dream makers and need your financial help for worthy blind athletes that might not be able to afford training and traveling expenses in their new found sport of Judo.
The Blind Judo Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to empower the blind and visually impaired using the tools and tenets of Judo. The Funding of blind and visually impaired athletes to train, travel domestically and internationally is through tax exempt donations, their financial life-line. Your generous Donations are tax exempt. To learn more about the Foundation, check out blindjudofoundation.org and at Facebook or contact Ron C. Peck at roncpeck(at)blindjudofoundation(dot)org or 1-425-444-8256.