Community involvement is one of the three goals that make up our core philosophy. Master Chong’s is committed to making our local Buffalo community a safe and peaceful one.
Being a contributing member of our community is a natural extension of improving the lives of our students. Happier, more confident students lead to happier families, which creates more cohesive communities.
We continually seek out opportunities to contribute to our community. We do this through self-defense seminars, charity fundraisers and educational demonstrations.
Annual Women & Children’s Hospital fundraiser: Kicking for Miracles
Kicking for Miracles is a board break-a-thon (similar to a walk-a-thon or a dance-a-thon). Students of all ages and belt ranks ask friends, family and neighbors to pledge donations in recognition of the student’s skill and effort at the event. On the day of the event, students break boards with a variety of Tae Kwon Do kicks, punches and strikes. One hundred percent of the profits from the event are donated to Women and Children’s Hospital.
Since it’s inception in 1995 (known then as Health Kick), Master Chong’s Tae Kwon has raised over $600,000 to benefit the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
“The experience,” says Grandmaster Chong, “is good for the community and students alike. The spirit of Tae Kwon Do is to develop oneself physically, mentally, and spiritually. As instructors, we then encourage our students to apply their increased abilities into their daily lives. Kicking for Miracles is an excellent example of that philosophy put into action. Students of all ages realize how their combined efforts can make a tremendously positive impact on the lives of others.”
One hundred percent of the profits are donated to the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
For more information on Kicking for Miracles, including making a donation or becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact us at (716) 656-7400 or visit KickingForMiracles.com.