Break-A-Thon raises $3,122 for food cup­board

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - Staff Re­port

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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Me­lanie Weiler, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Ken­nett Area Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, breaks a board dur­ing the break-athon.

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