I wanted to provide an update on developments since my post, Help Support Martial Arts Program for Teens in East Harlem." As you may recall, the funding was cut for an after school martial arts/self-defense program for high school students at Park East High School (04M495), who were particularly interested in learning MMA, and we are attempting to keep this worthy cause going.
I am happy to report that Everlast has taken the lead and donated the initial essential equipment we need to offer the program for the coming school year. So a huge thank you to Everlast for supporting this worthy cause and generously providing some great free gear for the students. We are now well on our way but the battle has only begun.
We will still need some additional basic equipment, including additional pairs of training gloves, and we will need financial support in order to continue to offer the program and to grow.
In this regard, we will be starting to raise funds shortly and are in the process of setting up a non-profit to do so. We are also planning to have a fund-raising event in New York City in the near future.
If you are interested in helping us -- either with time, equipment, by donating money, or in any possible way -- please let us know by either emailing me or David Grodsky, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for the support.