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Presentation about the Blind Judo Foundation and the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing

Presentation about the Blind Judo Foundation and the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing



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    Trilogy4th Thursday Trilogy4th Thursday Presentation Transcript

    • The Blind Judo Foundation A Nonprofit 501(c) (3) Corporation Building of Champions For Life
    • 4 th Thursday Presentation Restoring Vision & Purpose in Blind and Visually Impaired Children
    • 2008 US Paralympic Judo Team
    • Lori Pierce – 2004 Silver Medalist Athens, Greece
    • What are Paralympics
      • The Paralympic Games are an elite multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities including mobility disabilities, amputees and visual disabilities.
      • The Paralympic Games are held every four years following the Olympic Games and are governed by the International Paralympic Committee.
      • The Paralympic Games are sometimes confused with the “special Olympics” which are only for people with intellectual disabilities.
      • Paralympic Games are the second largest sporting event in the World. Olympic Games are number one.
    • “ America Doesn’t Support its Athletes, Americans Do” Coach Willy Cahill, US Olympic & Paralympic Judo Coach
      • 1964 Judo was accepted as an Olympic event
      • 1984 Willy Cahill accepts US Olympic Judo Coach
      • 1988 Olympic Committee creates US Paralympic Judo
      • 1999 Willy Cahill accepts US Paralympic Judo Coach
      • 2000 Games in Sydney US wins 2 Gold , 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Medal at Paralympic Games
      • Note: US (sighted) Olympic Judo Team has never won Gold since Judo introduced in 1964
    • Blind Judo Foundation Mission Statement
      • Promote the sport of Judo to the blind and visually impaired community by identifying Head Instructors and their Dojos interested in working with the blind & visually impaired.
      • Provide professional development activities, information and educational resources for Coaches on how to work with visually impaired students.
      • Educate Foundations, Organizations, Societies, Federations and Blind & Visually Impaired networks about the physical, psychological, emotional and productive benefits of Judo.
      • Provide funding to deserving students for sustained training and memberships to USA Judo and USABA including introduction to the US Paralympic Judo Team
      • Promote public / private information and general education on the benefits of Judo to the blind and visually impaired community.
      • Educate legislators and other policymakers about the scientific knowledge, developments and opportunities to the Blind & Visually Impaired for public policy, societal benefits and productive citizenry.
    • Professor Willy Cahill
      • Family History
      • Polio @ 8 years of age
      • FDR Treatment
      • Native Hawaiian – Father’s Goals
      • Creation of Cahill’s Judo Academy
      • White House invitations
      • Lunch with Castro
      • Black Belt Hall of Fame
      • Black Belt Coaches Hall of Fame
    • Professor Willy Cahill (continued)
      • Produced over 1200 National & International champions
      • 75% of all Medals won in Judo at Olympic level
      • US Olympic Judo Coach
      • US Paralympic Judo Coach
      • Stanford University Judo Coach
      • SF State University Judo Coach
      • US Goodwill Games coach
      • Jujitsu America Hall of Fame-Instructor of the Year
      • Trains US Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Homeland Security, US Secret Service Agents
      • 10 th Degree in Jujitsu – 8 th Degree in Judo
    • Benefits of Judo Training for Blind and Visually Impaired Kids & Young Adults
      • Confidence
      • Character Development
      • Citizenship
      • Community Role Model
      • Creating a “Level Playing Field”
      • Goal Setting
      • Humility
      • Learning how-to fall
      • Physical Exercise
    • Current Champions
      • Scott Moore
        • Born with Albinism
        • Bronze Medalist Atlanta Paralympic Games ’96
        • World Games Madrid Spain – Gold 1998
        • All Japan Championships - Gold
        • First Gold Medal for USA Sydney 2000
        • Bronze Medal Athens 2004
        • Training for the 2008 Games in Beijing
        • BS Exercise Science & MS Computer Information Systems
        • “ Never let other people limit your abilities”
    • Current Champions
      • Lori Pierce
        • History
        • Growing Up – visually impaired
        • Judo Introduction @ age 16
        • World Judo Championships –Rome 2002
        • Paralympic Games -2004
        • Brommert, France
        • Brazil & Pan Am Games 2007
    • 2004 US Paralympic Team
      • Olympic Games Athens
      • Paralympic Games Athens
        • Kevin Szott
        • Marlin Lopez
        • Lori Pierce
        • Scott Jones
        • Emmanuel Brannon
        • Scott Moore
        • Willy Cahill, Coach
        • Bill Goldman, USAJudo
    • Up Coming Champions
      • Jordan Mouton
        • Starting to go blind age 8 (Rod Cone Dystrophy)
        • High School Wrestling Team 3 rd in State TX
        • City College of SF – 1 st Place in Weight Class
        • 1 st & 2 nd Placement in US Judo Competition
        • USABA Representative to World Cup Brommert, France
        • World Judo Championship & ParaPan Am Games July/Aug 2007
    • Up & Coming Champions
    • Current & Future Needs
      • Seeking funding ($) to support our Athletes
      • Seeking Sponsors for domestic & international exposure (Including Beijing 2008)
      • Seeking CPA or equivalent with Nonprofit experience
      • Seeking media & visibility coverage (TV, Radio, Newspapers, Journals, Public Service Organizations)
      • Seeking additional Board members
    • Vince Lombardi Famous Green Bay Packers Coach
      • “ It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get back up again”
    • Summary
      • Visit
      • Visit
      • Visit and type in Willy Cahill
      • Contact Ron Peck, Co-Founder @ 425-444-8256 or [email_address]
      • Donations accepted online at website “Support Us” tab
      • All donations IRS tax exempt
      • Join Mailing list for Newsletters & Articles
    • Rotary Club of Duvall, Washington
      • Thank you for your interest in
      • The Blind Judo Foundation
      • A Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation