White Dragon Martial Arts of New Hampshire has been holding tournament since 1989 and Globe Manufacturing Company has been the sole corporate sponsor of the event since.
The annual Kick for Cancer Martial Arts tournament, an event that has given about $150,000.00 to local area hospice centers. Since the start of the tournament, when the school was located in Pittsfield, the tournament has grown to become the largest and oldest charity martial arts tournament in the State of New Hampshire.
Throughout the years, this has become an international event, drawing martial artists and competitors from Florida, Michigan, Canada, New York, and all of the New England states to name a few.
The school's martial arts teacher, Georganne Verigan who later became the Grandmaster or head of the martial arts system, wanted to do something to honor friends and family that she had lost to cancer and started the tournament. When the school, White Dragon Martial Arts, moved from Pittsfield to Gilmanton, the school continued the tradition of hosting the annual Kick for Cancer Charity Martial Arts Tournament.
Since day 1, 25 years ago, Globe Manufacturing Company has been its Corporate Sponsor, something the school is very proud and thankful of. This year because of the generosity of the school's sponsors and participants, the total donation to local hospice programs was over $16,000.00.
"On behalf of the White Dragon Martial Arts Family, we would like to thank Globe Manufacturing Company for their continued support," said Vinnie Baiocchetti, owner/chief instruct of White Dragon Martial Arts of New Hampshire.
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