Selkirk Judo Club

“Fighting for Charity” Fundraiser

The Selkirk Judo Club held its eleventh annual “Fighting for Charity” Fundraiser in support of Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Selkirk High School.  Members of the club participating in this event raised money by collecting pledges and competing in a judo team competition.  All proceeds are donated to Habitat for Humanity projects in Selkirk. 

Twenty-one members of the club competed, while a number of other club members volunteered as referees, technical officials and event organizers.  Fighters were divided into seven teams and the teams competed in a double knockout, judo team competition.  The team of Judd Malpas, Aaron Haak and Lauryn Kolada won the tournament.  Silver went to the team of Damien Ekosky, Chandler Farnham and Camryn Purvis.  The third place team was Steven Simko, Bailey Malinowski and Sarah Ekosky. 

The Club raised almost $2100 for local Habitat projects.  Over eleven years, this event has raised over $26000 for Habitat.  The top individual fundraiser this year was Aaron Haak ($342).  Other top pledge earners included Hannah McRorie ($331), Stacy Sawchuk ($285), Melissa Haak ($150) and Josh Little ($130).