On Feb. 28, the Atlantic Steamers Firehouse hosted the 10th Annual OBEN-PAL Karate Kick-A-Thon....and as usual it was an outstanding success!
There were a total of 47 children who participated kicking for one hour and set a new record of 111,021 kicks, as well as raising a grand total of $3,739.50! Thank you to all the children, their parents and the Kick-A-Thon committee for working together and making this the most successful Kick-A-Thon to date.
Karate coach Andrew Hall said, "I would like to especially thank Atlantic Steamers Firehouse for being gracious hosts. I would also like to thank the following local businesses for their donations, without whose generosity this Kick-A-Thon would not be possible:"
Eastern Martial Arts Supply
Village Gourmet Deli
La Stella Pizzeria
Mill Creek Tavern
Chrison & Bellini
NY Mets Organization
Mim's of Syosset
Architectural Audio & Video
Disney Theatrical Group
New 4 U Nails
Station Plaza Veterinary Group
John McGowan & Sons Paving and Masonry
Jordan Masiakos, Esq.
Coach Hall said, "Thanks to everyone's participation and generosity, the OBEN-PAL Karate Program will continue to provide a safe forum for the personal development of our community children, stressing such values as respect, discipline, courage and integrity while also teaching goal-setting skills and instilling a positive work ethic."
Jordan Masiakos, one of the members of the OBEN PAL Kick-A-Thon committee, said, "The Kickathon was a great success, as we raised funds for our community's underprivileged children."