In the past the charities that the Kick For Cures has
supported include but are not limited to:
• Make A Wish
• Michael J. Fox Foundation
• Alzheimer's Foundation
• Augie's Quest
• American Brain Tumor Association
• Autism Speaks
• Bear Necessities
• Jennifer Malloy Scholarship Fund
• Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Chief Instructor and President of ISKC, John DiPasquale explains that one of the main goals of his karate program is to teach students the value of being a good citizen.
“I am very pleased that our students are willing to participate in this event,” DiPasquale says. “By being involved in Kick for Cures, students are not only learning the value of volunteerism, but what it truly means to give back to the community.”
If you would like to sponsor an ISKC student or create your own fundraising page for Kick for Cures, please visit kickforcures.com. Once the event is over, online fundraising will continue through December 31, 2013.
About Illinois Shotokan Karate Club
ISKC was established in 1978 and serves over 70 park districts for students, ages four years to adult, in park district and community center programs throughout Metropolitan Chicago. Well-trained instructors, utilizing the principles of the American Coaching Effectiveness Program (ACEP), developed at the University of Illinois, teach ISKC’s karate classes. The instructors’ patient guidance helps students feel good about themselves, as well as reap the rewards from the sport itself. Inherent in karate are benefits that translate into the classroom and other areas of life. By its nature, it promotes self-discipline, confidence, coordination, fitness and a sense of satisfaction and well-being.
Almost since its inception, through its parent booster organization, the ISKC has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship money to promising students. These monetary awards have assisted ISKC students with college expenses, and enabled many students to compete in local and national tournaments.
ISKC is proud to offer our karate program, one that is a proven leader in its field. You can feel confident that you and/or your child will be getting the best the sport has to offer.