On May 5, Potomac Kempo will be having it’s Spring 2013 Tournament at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Old Town Alexandria. This will be the second tournament in which we promote the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. This is a great local charity who is making a difference in the lives of the people living all around us. From their website:
“The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF) seeks to build and enrich the lives of youth, with special emphasis on those whose circumstances have made them at risk or disconnected from the mainstream. Through hands-on teaching techniques, a focus on job and life skills and caring adult mentoring, we empower young men and women, from middle school into young adulthood, to get on a path toward living productive lives with meaningful jobs. Through the building and use of wooden boats, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation helps young people turn their lives around and provides families, community groups, and schools with meaningful educational, social, and recreational experiences.”
The point of this post is that you now have a great opportunity to support this foundation! During the PK Tournament, I will be doing burpees for 20 minutes. (What’s a burpee?) You can choose to sponsor me on a per-burpee basis, or just pledge a fixed amount of money. While donating a fixed amount is a good thing, the per-burpee option is more exiting and gives me an incentive to work real hard! For example, if you pledge $1 per burpee and I end up doing 20 burpees during the event, you will have donated $20! How awesome is that?
I’ll update this page after the event with the number of burpees that I was able to crank out during the event, and ASF will give you a follow-up call to collect after the tournament! 🙂