The kids from Acadiana Karate recently tested their stamina too, for a good cause. The students sold boards as a fundraiser for the Miles Perret Center's Games of Acadiana and then broke them using their martial arts and karate chop skills in a smashing event at the Mall of Acadiana. Chopping winners were Kyle Lyons, Cole Feerick, Seth Leblanc, Nicolas Sinanan, Merrit Arnold, Ann Lipari, Mickey Franks, Mayra Belgodere, Walter Bergeron, Randy Adams, Kayla Meche, Sensei Colt Biro, Sempai Alex Faul and Sensei Kelly Rhodes. The kids went all-out, using their hands, feet and heads. "We love what this group did," says Games of Acadiana Director Ann Voitier. "Over 150 students went out in the community and raised this money by 'selling' one board at a time. The kids worked incredibly hard to do it and ended up doubling their donation from last year!" The total came in at $22,000, no small feat. Way to go kids!
One of my favorite gals, Gail Romero from Van Eaton & Romero, is always up to something when it comes to helping raise funds. Her latest endeavor benefited Community Foundation of Acadiana, as Gail convinced artist Francis X. Pavy to donate his painting, "Hub City with Landscape," to sell in a fundraiser for Community Foundation. The money raised from the sale will go to a fund for visual arts in Acadiana. You go girl!
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