Selkirk Judo Club

“Fighting for Charity” Fundraiser

The Selkirk Judo Club held its tenth annual “Fighting for Charity” Fundraiser in support of Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, November 8, 2009 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 Stacy Sawchuk, Daly Famakinde, Georgia Lechman and Bailey Malinowski won the tournament.  Silver went to the team of Tim Beckett, Rayla Croy, Carter Goosen and Zachary Gering.  Bronze medals were awarded to the team of Jason Northwood, Stephanie Skelton, Steven Simko and Josh Little. 

The Club raised $2663.  Over ten years, this event has raised over $24000 for Habitat.  The top individual fundraiser this year was Stacy Sawchuk ($400).  Other top pledge earners included Aaron Haak ($140), Stephanie Skelton ($133), Melissa Haak ($131) and Jason Northwood ($129).