BUFFALO, N.Y (WIVB) – Hundreds if people gathered Saturday morning to Kick for Miracles at Buffalo State’s sports arena.
Similar to a walk-a-thon or a dance-a-thon, Kicking for Miracles is a board break-a-thon.
Students of all ages and belt ranks ask for pledged donations in recognition of the student’s skill and effort at the event. On the day of the event, students break boards with a variety of Tae Kwon Do kicks, punches and strikes.
“The experience,” says Grandmaster Chong “is good for the community and students alike. The spirit of Tae Kwon Do is to develop oneself physically, mentally, and spiritually. As instructors, we then encourage our students to apply their increased abilities into their daily lives. Kicking for Miracles is an excellent example of that philosophy put into action. Students of all ages realize how their combined efforts can make a tremendously positive impact on the lives of others.”
One hundred percent of the profits from the event are donated to Women and Children’s Hospital. Since its inception in 1995 (known then as Health Kick), Master Chong’s Tae Kwon has raised over $950,000 to benefit the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.