October is here, and again, SBG International is raising funds and awareness for cancer research with their #ChokeOutCancer campaign! SBG mats across the world will be filled with pink belts that are available for $20, with 100% of the proceeds going to support organizations that promote cancer research and patient/family support. SBG Idaho is excited to once again be a part of this fantastic fundraiser that raised over $32,000 dollars in 2017! This year, our local campaign will be capped off with an All School Open Mat Fundraiser co-hosted with our fundraising partner, Camp Rainbow Gold. Camp Rainbow Gold is an incredible local organization, dedicated to providing emotionally empowering experiences to Idaho’s children diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families. In addition to pink belts, we will also have pink #ChokeOutCancer t-shirts for sale, so you can promote awareness even when you’re not on the mats!
Sunday, November 4 at 11am we will be hosting an open mat for a $10 suggested donation or $20 Pink Belt Donation. Pink Belts will be strongly encouraged and anyone that has made a donation for a belt, stripe, or t-shirt will automatically receive entry to the open mat. In addition to hours of great training and tribe-building that is open to any and all schools, we will be holding raffles that will include prizes from Suples, Camp Rainbow Gold, G-Sound Audio, and others, to make one last push to #ChokeOutCancer!
We look forward to the Treasure Valley Jiu Jitsu community coming together Sunday, November 4th, for what is sure to be an unforgettable open mat fundraiser!