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 <ul><li>The Paralympic Games are an elite multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities i...
“ America Doesn’t Support its Athletes, Americans Do” Coach Willy Cahill, US Olympic & Paralympic Judo Coach <ul><li>1964 ...
Blind Judo Foundation Mission Statement <ul><li>Promote  the sport of Judo to the blind and visually impaired community by...
Professor Willy Cahill <ul><li>Family History </li></ul><ul><li>Polio @ 8 years of age </li></ul><ul><li>FDR Treatment </l...
Professor Willy Cahill   (continued) <ul><li>Produced over 1200 National & International champions </li></ul><ul><li>75% o...
Benefits of Judo Training for Blind and Visually Impaired Kids & Young Adults <ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Charact...
Current Champions <ul><li>Scott Moore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born with Albinism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bronze Medalist ...
Current Champions <ul><li>Lori Pierce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing Up – visually impai...
2004 US Paralympic Team  <ul><li>Olympic Games Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Paralympic Games Athens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kevi...
Up Coming Champions <ul><li>Jordan Mouton </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting to go blind age 8 (Rod Cone Dystrophy) </li></ul>...
Up & Coming Champions
Current & Future Needs <ul><li>Seeking funding ($) to support our Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking Sponsors for domestic...
Vince Lombardi Famous Green Bay Packers Coach <ul><li>“ It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get back u...
Summary <ul><li>Visit  www.blindjudofoundation.org </li></ul><ul><li>Visit  www.supportblindjudo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Vis...
Rotary Club  of Duvall, Washington <ul><li>Thank you for your interest in </li></ul><ul><li>The Blind Judo Foundation </li...
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Trilogy4th Thursday

  1. 1. The Blind Judo Foundation A Nonprofit 501(c) (3) Corporation Building of Champions For Life
  2. 2. 4 th Thursday Presentation Restoring Vision & Purpose in Blind and Visually Impaired Children
  3. 3. 2008 US Paralympic Judo Team
  4. 5. Lori Pierce – 2004 Silver Medalist Athens, Greece
  5. 6. What are Paralympics <ul><li>The Paralympic Games are an elite multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities including mobility disabilities, amputees and visual disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>The Paralympic Games are held every four years following the Olympic Games and are governed by the International Paralympic Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>The Paralympic Games are sometimes confused with the “special Olympics” which are only for people with intellectual disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Paralympic Games are the second largest sporting event in the World. Olympic Games are number one. </li></ul>
  6. 7. “ America Doesn’t Support its Athletes, Americans Do” Coach Willy Cahill, US Olympic & Paralympic Judo Coach <ul><li>1964 Judo was accepted as an Olympic event </li></ul><ul><li>1984 Willy Cahill accepts US Olympic Judo Coach </li></ul><ul><li>1988 Olympic Committee creates US Paralympic Judo </li></ul><ul><li>1999 Willy Cahill accepts US Paralympic Judo Coach </li></ul><ul><li>2000 Games in Sydney US wins 2 Gold , 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Medal at Paralympic Games </li></ul><ul><li>Note: US (sighted) Olympic Judo Team has never won Gold since Judo introduced in 1964 </li></ul>
  7. 8. Blind Judo Foundation Mission Statement <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide professional development activities, information and educational resources for Coaches on how to work with visually impaired students. </li></ul><ul><li>Educate Foundations, Organizations, Societies, Federations and Blind & Visually Impaired networks about the physical, psychological, emotional and productive benefits of Judo. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide funding to deserving students for sustained training and memberships to USA Judo and USABA including introduction to the US Paralympic Judo Team </li></ul><ul><li>Promote public / private information and general education on the benefits of Judo to the blind and visually impaired community. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Professor Willy Cahill <ul><li>Family History </li></ul><ul><li>Polio @ 8 years of age </li></ul><ul><li>FDR Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Native Hawaiian – Father’s Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of Cahill’s Judo Academy </li></ul><ul><li>White House invitations </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch with Castro </li></ul><ul><li>Black Belt Hall of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Black Belt Coaches Hall of Fame </li></ul>
  9. 10. Professor Willy Cahill (continued) <ul><li>Produced over 1200 National & International champions </li></ul><ul><li>75% of all Medals won in Judo at Olympic level </li></ul><ul><li>US Olympic Judo Coach </li></ul><ul><li>US Paralympic Judo Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford University Judo Coach </li></ul><ul><li>SF State University Judo Coach </li></ul><ul><li>US Goodwill Games coach </li></ul><ul><li>Jujitsu America Hall of Fame-Instructor of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>Trains US Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Homeland Security, US Secret Service Agents </li></ul><ul><li>10 th Degree in Jujitsu – 8 th Degree in Judo </li></ul>
  10. 11. Benefits of Judo Training for Blind and Visually Impaired Kids & Young Adults <ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Character Development </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Community Role Model </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a “Level Playing Field” </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Humility </li></ul><ul><li>Learning how-to fall </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Exercise </li></ul>
  11. 12. Current Champions <ul><li>Scott Moore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born with Albinism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bronze Medalist Atlanta Paralympic Games ’96 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Games Madrid Spain – Gold 1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Japan Championships - Gold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Gold Medal for USA Sydney 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bronze Medal Athens 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training for the 2008 Games in Beijing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS Exercise Science & MS Computer Information Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Never let other people limit your abilities” </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Current Champions <ul><li>Lori Pierce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing Up – visually impaired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judo Introduction @ age 16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Judo Championships –Rome 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paralympic Games -2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brommert, France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil & Pan Am Games 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. 2004 US Paralympic Team <ul><li>Olympic Games Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Paralympic Games Athens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kevin Szott </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marlin Lopez </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lori Pierce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scott Jones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emmanuel Brannon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scott Moore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willy Cahill, Coach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bill Goldman, USAJudo </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Up Coming Champions <ul><li>Jordan Mouton </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting to go blind age 8 (Rod Cone Dystrophy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High School Wrestling Team 3 rd in State TX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City College of SF – 1 st Place in Weight Class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st & 2 nd Placement in US Judo Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USABA Representative to World Cup Brommert, France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Judo Championship & ParaPan Am Games July/Aug 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Up & Coming Champions
  16. 17. Current & Future Needs <ul><li>Seeking funding ($) to support our Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking Sponsors for domestic & international exposure (Including Beijing 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking CPA or equivalent with Nonprofit experience </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking media & visibility coverage (TV, Radio, Newspapers, Journals, Public Service Organizations) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking additional Board members </li></ul>
  17. 18. Vince Lombardi Famous Green Bay Packers Coach <ul><li>“ It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get back up again” </li></ul>
  18. 19. Summary <ul><li>Visit www.blindjudofoundation.org </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.supportblindjudo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Google.com and type in Willy Cahill </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Ron Peck, Co-Founder @ 425-444-8256 or [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Donations accepted online at website “Support Us” tab </li></ul><ul><li>All donations IRS tax exempt </li></ul><ul><li>Join Mailing list for Newsletters & Articles </li></ul>
  19. 20. Rotary Club of Duvall, Washington <ul><li>Thank you for your interest in </li></ul><ul><li>The Blind Judo Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>A Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation </li></ul>

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