Tuesday, December 25, 2007

William makes the team for Nationals!




Memphis Club Members make SEUSKF Team for AUSKF Nationals

Congratulations to Jeremiah Mazurek, William Thornton-Leonard, Yuka Kamimura, and Masumi Kamimura (pictured at William's bar mitzvah celebration) who were all selected as members of the All-Southeast U.S. Kendo Federation Team.

They will compete on the weekend of July 4th, 2008 at the All-U.S. Kendo Federation National Tournament in Las Vegas.

The Southeast U.S. Kendo Federation (SEUSKF) covers 7 states and includes more than 20 dojos and programs.

Of the more than 350 kenshi belonging to the SEUSKF, only 32 were selected for the team.
The above is from the Memphis Kendo blog. On a personal note:
To everyone who knows William and knows that he has to raise all funds for Kendo himself, please save your pennies for his biweekly cookie sales which will begin January 2008 and continue until June 2008. He is also available for casual labor (yard work, construction) and pet sitting. He has to raise about $700 for this tournament as the region does not supplement the team outside of the entry fee. That means airfare, hotel and food are the responsibility of the individual. In addition to this tournament he has plans to go to Cleveland for an April tournament!

3 comments:

Quiara said...

Yay! Congrats to William (and the others, of course...)!

I grew up about 2 hours outside of LV - bits are flashy and tacky, yeah, but parts of it are really nice. Nevada is a fantastic state.

Anyway, yay! Have a fabulous time.

gwensmom said...

Woo hoo! Go William!

Just another southern gay guy said...

Does casual labor include sweeping and mopping the floors in a 2 bedroom apartment? Give me a quote.

P.S. I think they are pretty dirty.