Break-A-Thon raises $3,122 for food cupboard
Master Instructor George Heath, owner of the Dragon Martial Arts & Fitness (Yong Moo Do Kwan) in Kennett Square, said the gym community completed its inaugural Break-A-Thon on Nov. 5 to raise funds to benefit the Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) to help alleviate hunger and homelessness within Chester County.
The event consisted of students and families of Dragon Martial Arts & Fitness being sponsored for every board they were going to break. There were over approximately 600 or more boards broken on Saturday along with over $3,122 being raised for the KACS general fund. The day was filled with fun and excitement as Heath’s students and their parents were creating a huge pile of wood all for such a worthy cause. With the success of this event, Dragon Martial Arts & Fitness is planning for their next fundraiser.
Also, Penn Animal Hospital of West Grove; Law Offices of Brutscher, Foley, Milliner and Land; Peter Lumber Co.; Staples; Home Depot; Lowes; and Reybold Storage contributed.
Dragon Martial Arts & Fitness is an establishment committed to the promotion of excellence in martial arts, self-defense, and personal physical fitness development. They have been serving Chester and Delaware counties along with Wilmington and New Castle County in Delaware and surrounding areas since 1987.
Melanie Weiler, executive director of Kennett Area Community Services, breaks a board during the break-athon.