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-R. Savoca

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Brooklyn Aikikai's Spring 2011 Fundraiser

On Saturday, May 21st, the dojo community will get together, along with friends and family, for our annual spring fundraiser. The event—a lively, fun-filled evening of food, drinks and music—will be hosted by Halyards, a friendly neighborhood pub that recently opened next door to the dojo.

Proceeds from this year's Spring Fundraiser will go directly to the dojo's scholarship fund, which supports the training of young people in our programs––in some cases through full scholarships––and subsidizes adult members’ attendance at aikido seminars. As anyone familiar with Aikido knows, the benefits of practice extend far beyond the dojo’s walls, allowing the diligent student to approach life in a calm and centered way. Especially for young people at the beginning of their life’s journey, these benefits are incalculable. For this reason, Brooklyn Aikikai is dedicated to supporting our young students in every way possible.

The evening promises to be a fun one in this fantastic venue with good friends, music, and delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Guests will also have the opportunity to support the dojo by purchasing raffle tickets.

We would love to see you at Halyards on May 21st, but if you cannot attend, please consider making a donation or purchasing raffle tickets.

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011.

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Halyards, 3rd Ave/6th St. in Gowanus, Brooklyn (next door to the dojo)

Admission tickets: $20 each (includes 1 complimentary drink & hors d'oeuvres)

Raffle tickets: $3 for 1; $10 for 4

Raffle prizes to be determined. In the past, we have had restaurant coupons, spa treatments, clothing and other exciting offers.

To purchase admission and/or raffle tickets, please click here:


Spring Fund Raising Event

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