Help Us "Reach For The Gold" In Ireland!
March 1 -2, 2014 - Irish Open, Dublin, Ireland
We are KICK International, a 501c3 non-profit organization and the National Governing Body in North America of WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) who is the exclusive World Governing Body formating Kickboxing for future Olympic acceptance. Our organization is comprised of athletes, coaches, officials, medical profesionals and fitness enthusiasts who love Kickboxing and either participate or support the organization of the sport and its events.
Athletes from around the globe train to participate in regional, national and global competitions to represent their country teams. Our organization not only hosts qualifying events, but it provides financial support for the American athletes who earn a position to participate on our International Team. We rely on generous contributions to our organization to cover the travel, lodging, and uniform expenses of the team members and coaches to participate in events outside our country.
Why The Irish Open?
The Irish Open is one of the largest Internatinal Kickboxing Tournaments held each year. In 2012, nearly 2,500 competitors attented from 29 countries including the USA and Canada. Our team was represented by 10 athletes who brought home 8 medals (see image below). This year, the competition is expected to be bigger than ever and we'd love to show the world - once again - what the USA has to offer! While we have a few national competitions outstanding to determine our final team; we would like to send a team of 20 to Ireland in 2014. This means our cost for transportation, lodging and expenses would double as well! This is where we could really use your support!
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