Bobby Sutton
Bobby Sutton's Fundraiser

Making ripples: fundraising for Thousand Waves

Help Otono and Maia reach their goal of raising $400 for their karate school's scholarship fund.

$320 towards $400

For little more than a year now, Maia and Otono have been striving and growing with Thousand Waves karate school. This wonderful school focuses on compassion, respect, physical fitness, discipline, self-awareness as well as awareness of the larger community, peacemaking and even love. The instructors are incredibly patient, wise and compassionate. We are so thankful to be part of the Thousand waves community and we want to help it reach out to the wider Chicagoland community.

Thousand Waves is a mission-driven not-for-profit in the city of Chicago that has been active in the community for over 32 years with a mission to foster fitness, healing, empowerment, and peacemaking.

Spirit Challenge Fundraiser supports Thousand Waves' work in three critical areas:

  • Scholarships, which provide funding for children and adults who wouldn't otherwise be able to study karate or self-defense.
  • Adapted Seido Karate (ASK), a partnership with RIC that provides karate for youth with disabilities.
  • Self-Defense/Violence Prevention, which provides Self-defense and Bystander Intervention workshops and courses all over the city.

Thousand Waves' name comes from the Japanese saying, "One wave sets thousands in motion." Just one donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Thousand Waves. Thank you for your support!