Selkirk Judo Club

 “Fighting for Charity” Fundraiser

The Selkirk Judo Club held its fourteenth annual “Fighting for Charity” Fundraiser in support of Habitat for Humanity on Sunday, November 17, 2013 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. 

Thirty two members of the club competed, while a number of other club members volunteered as referees, technical officials and event organizers.  Fighters were divided into eight teams and the teams competed in a double knockout, judo team competition.  The team of Riley Malinowski, Lennon Kuch, Jillian Berard and Brody Malinowski won the tournament.  Silver went to the team of Justin Ekosky, Schaelyce Kopp, Hayden Bannerman and Lyrin Morissette-Cooper.  The third place team was Bailey Malinowski, Bronwyn Morissette-Cooper, Sam Suderman and Brookelyn McRae. 

The Club raised $3065 for local Habitat projects.  Over fourteen years, this event has raised over $34500 for Habitat.  The top individual fundraiser this year was Aaron Haak, who raised $735.  Over the last three years, Aaron has raised over $2200 for Habitat.  Other top pledge earners this year included Loki Johnson ($505) and Devyn Ballance ($215).      

“We are very pleased with the effort of all of our athletes and volunteers who assisted with this event and raised money for a very worthwhile cause,” commented Brian Jones, one of the club’s coaches.