Selkirk Judo Club

“Fighting for Charity” Fundraiser

The Selkirk Judo Club held its 19th annual “Fighting for Charity” Fundraiser in support of Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, February 16, 2019 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 three 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 Ottawa Hogan, Lachlan Patton and Cyndl Heartfield won the tournament. Silver went to the team of Brynlee Wiebe, McKenna Stewart and Brody Malinowski. Third place went to the team of Logan Preachuk, Ryan Marsh, Hayden Behun and Bailey Malinowski.

The Club raised $1952 for local Habitat projects. Over nineteen years, this event has raised over $47,000 for Habitat. The top individual fundraiser this year was Dylan Wiebe, who raised $450. Other top pledge earners this year included McKenna Stewart ($275) and Carter Masse ($150).

“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.