Bobby Sutton
Bobby Sutton's Fundraiser

Help create peace in our community.

Our annual fundraiser supports scholarships, our Adapted Seido Karate program, and Violence Prevention outreach in the community.

$0 towards $400

For little over a year now, Maia and Otono have been striving and growing with Thousand Waves Karate School. This wonderful community of instructors focuses on teaching compassion, respect, self awareness as well as awareness of others, physical fitness, peacemaking and love all through hard work and self discipline. The instructors are incredibly patient, compassionate and wise. We are so thankful to be part of the Thousand Waves community and want to help it reach out to the larger Chicagoland community.

Here are some of the great things the school does in more detail:

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!