On Saturday, November 17, 2012 The Island Budokan Karate Dojo (www.ibkarate.com )will be holding our 18th Invitational tournament at the World Gym Complex at 384 Marktree Road in East Setauket. Beginning at 9am, the tournament will feature competitions in both forms and fighting and schools across several disciplines will be represented. Free clinics will be offered throughout the tournament to those who wish to learn about Japanese arts and culture.
As the goals of the Island Budokan include teaching our students to be caring, compassionate members of society, we will again be donating a portion of the proceeds to a local charity. This year we will again be supporting Little Angel Fund (visit http://www.littleangelfund.org for more information). The Little Angel Fund consists of parents helping parents through a difficult time in their lives. Their purpose is to make life a little easier and more comfortable for the premature and seriously ill infants and their families, while they are in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, after they graduate from the NICU and to act as a source of help and support for the bereaved. They are dedicated to supporting, educating, and caring for the families throughout the NICU experience.
Many local businesses are supporting us in our efforts by advertising in our program and donating many beautiful baskets and gift certificates to raffle. We hope to surpass last year’s donation of $2,300.