Local athlete sets sights on world championships

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Local martial artist Randi Carey has her sights set on the world, but she needs a boost to get there.

The 10-year-old girl, a member of Team Canada for the World Karate Association, plans to compete from November 5 to 10 in Niagara Falls, which is hosting the The 2005 World Karate Championships.

In previous years, the event has been hosted by countries all over the world, including Switzerland, France, Austria, Korea, and many other countries.

Although the World Karate Championships will be local, the costs incurred to compete in this international event can be quite high, according to her mother, Lynda Carey.

"There are costs for lodging, uniforms, specialized training, equipment, pre-championship tournaments both at the regional level held in London and the National Level in Quebec," she explained.

"These costs add up quickly and end up in the thousands of dollars."

Randi, as a member of Team Canada, is looking to try to subsidize some of these costs through sponsorship. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, notes Carey, and all sponsors will be mentioned in the media that follows her through this challenge.

In addition, a donation of $300 or more will earn the company name an embroidered spot on Randi's Team Canada jacket, for all to see at the tournament, and any other events that she may attend.

Randi attends 11 martial arts classes each week, with the goal of perfecting her sport. She practices and trains outside of her classes as well, notes Carey, who characterizes her daughter as a 'very dedicated and driven young individual.'

Any donations to help defray some of Randi's costs can be made directly to her parents. In addition, those who wish to boost Randi can forward donations in care of Brown's World Class Tae Kwon Do, P.O. Box 715, Waterdown, Ontario L0R 2H0.

A receipt will be given for all donations. Donations must be received by October 24.

Local athlete sets sights on world championships

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Local martial artist Randi Carey has her sights set on the world, but she needs a boost to get there.

The 10-year-old girl, a member of Team Canada for the World Karate Association, plans to compete from November 5 to 10 in Niagara Falls, which is hosting the The 2005 World Karate Championships.

In previous years, the event has been hosted by countries all over the world, including Switzerland, France, Austria, Korea, and many other countries.

Although the World Karate Championships will be local, the costs incurred to compete in this international event can be quite high, according to her mother, Lynda Carey.

"There are costs for lodging, uniforms, specialized training, equipment, pre-championship tournaments both at the regional level held in London and the National Level in Quebec," she explained.

"These costs add up quickly and end up in the thousands of dollars."

Randi, as a member of Team Canada, is looking to try to subsidize some of these costs through sponsorship. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, notes Carey, and all sponsors will be mentioned in the media that follows her through this challenge.

In addition, a donation of $300 or more will earn the company name an embroidered spot on Randi's Team Canada jacket, for all to see at the tournament, and any other events that she may attend.

Randi attends 11 martial arts classes each week, with the goal of perfecting her sport. She practices and trains outside of her classes as well, notes Carey, who characterizes her daughter as a 'very dedicated and driven young individual.'

Any donations to help defray some of Randi's costs can be made directly to her parents. In addition, those who wish to boost Randi can forward donations in care of Brown's World Class Tae Kwon Do, P.O. Box 715, Waterdown, Ontario L0R 2H0.

A receipt will be given for all donations. Donations must be received by October 24.

Local athlete sets sights on world championships

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Local martial artist Randi Carey has her sights set on the world, but she needs a boost to get there.

The 10-year-old girl, a member of Team Canada for the World Karate Association, plans to compete from November 5 to 10 in Niagara Falls, which is hosting the The 2005 World Karate Championships.

In previous years, the event has been hosted by countries all over the world, including Switzerland, France, Austria, Korea, and many other countries.

Although the World Karate Championships will be local, the costs incurred to compete in this international event can be quite high, according to her mother, Lynda Carey.

"There are costs for lodging, uniforms, specialized training, equipment, pre-championship tournaments both at the regional level held in London and the National Level in Quebec," she explained.

"These costs add up quickly and end up in the thousands of dollars."

Randi, as a member of Team Canada, is looking to try to subsidize some of these costs through sponsorship. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, notes Carey, and all sponsors will be mentioned in the media that follows her through this challenge.

In addition, a donation of $300 or more will earn the company name an embroidered spot on Randi's Team Canada jacket, for all to see at the tournament, and any other events that she may attend.

Randi attends 11 martial arts classes each week, with the goal of perfecting her sport. She practices and trains outside of her classes as well, notes Carey, who characterizes her daughter as a 'very dedicated and driven young individual.'

Any donations to help defray some of Randi's costs can be made directly to her parents. In addition, those who wish to boost Randi can forward donations in care of Brown's World Class Tae Kwon Do, P.O. Box 715, Waterdown, Ontario L0R 2H0.

A receipt will be given for all donations. Donations must be received by October 24.