(Tamuning, Guam) Wednesday, February 15, 2023- GTA proudly announces its support for young Atos Jiu-Jitsu Guam competitors by donating money to cover their competition fees for the upcoming Marianas Pro Jiu-Jitsu Tournament taking place at the Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground Gymnasium in Japan on Saturday, March 25, 2023.
This initiative is part of GTA's commitment to empowering the youth by promoting sportsmanship and healthy competition. For young athletes just starting their journey in Jiu-Jitsu, the cost of participating in competitions can be a significant barrier. Recognizing this challenge, GTA has pledged to donate $1,000 to cover the competition fees of the competitors working hard to fundraise. This donation will help ensure that these young athletes can participate in competitions, showcase their skills, and gain valuable experience that will benefit them in their future endeavors.
Michele Catahay Perez, Community Relations Manager at GTA, says, "We are thrilled to support our young island's Jiu-Jitsu competitors and help them pursue their passion for the sport. By covering their competition fees, we hope to provide opportunities so more of our youth can participate in off-island competitions. This initiative is part of GTA's ongoing commitment to giving back to the community and promoting the well-being of young people. We are proud to support the development of young Jiu-Jitsu athletes and look forward to seeing their success in future competitions."
About 24 kids from Atos Jiu-Jitsu Guam will compete in the off-island tournament. Atos Jiu-Jitsu Professor Mike Carbullido says to prepare for the upcoming competition, Atos has added kids' competition classes twice a week, with four additional instructors to lead the classes.
He says, "The training camp has been going well, and we're proud with how hard the kids have been training and how laser-focused they have been. I'm very excited to have this opportunity to bring the team to represent Atos Jiu-Jitsu Guam and the island. Thank you so much to GTA for doing this for our kids. They've been working very hard and know that GTA is paying their registration fees to compete. So, thank you to GTA for their support."
For more information about GTA and Atos Jiu-Jitsu Guam, visit GTA | Home and Atos Jiu-Jitsu Guam (atosjiujitsuguam.com).