Sunday, May 17, 2009

Soo Bahk Do - Kick-A-Thon

Milestones, Goals & Dreams were all made tonight as the Soo Bahk Do karate school in Marquette as they reached their goal of 40,000 kicks and punches for this week in a 7 day kick-a-thon while students collected pledges for my Trek to Bay Cliff fund raising campaign.

I was there when the students met their 40,000 goal and was able to participate in the schools milestone 1,000,000th kick and punch, a count started over 15 years ago.

counter: Stevie

Helping celebrate this historic event, Instructor Carl Vonck with the help of student Stevie keeping count, brought me to the middle of the class to throw the landmark 1,000,000th punch.

The kick a thon raised over $4,000 for Trek to BayCliff pushing my total over the goal of $10,000 for Bay Cliff Health Camp.

For more information on the Soo Bahk Do Kick a thon, contact Carl Vonck, (906) 226-4723, email Carl at, or Mike Fletcher, (906) 644-2319.

Where can you see me next?
Saturday May 23rd
Marquette Walmart
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday, May 25th / Memorial Day
I will be taking a break in collecting for Bay Cliff to help with collecting donations for the "Run for Joe" memorial by entering the race & participating in the Memorial Day Parade to honor my recently Grandpa Ken who passed away on May 6th. I'll be carrying his service flag.

Saturday, May 30th
Elmer's Country Market in Escanaba
10:00am to 4:pm.

Monday, May 4, 2009

What's Next

The next leg of my trek will take him to the May Day Bazzar in Rock, MI on May 16th.
There, I will talk to attendees about my trek to Bay Cliff and collect donations.

My goal for this year is $10,000 and with 5 additional public appearances scheduled before I starts my effort to travel using my wheel chair the 103 miles from Rapid River, MI to Bay Cliff Health Camp in June, I will have already collected over $6,000. Other events are planned but not confirmed as yet. We will keep you advised as these dates and events are confirmed.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I started my day early by being the Grand Marshall at the Elk's Youth Week Parade in Escanaba, MI.
Then taking the next leg of my trek we headed to SuperOne Market where I spoke to patrons about my efforts and ultimate trip in June.
Trek Angle Becky Unger of Manistique, MI often accompanies me while I continue to collect donations to present to Bay Cliff Health Camp on June 20, 2009. Thank you Becky for all of your support.
We've added a progress thermometer on my collection efforts to both the website and the blog. We are trying to keep as up to date as possible.

We've also added a guestbook to the main site where you can write me notes if you'd like.

Thank you everyone for your generous support.