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White Dragon Martial Arts 27th Annual “Kick for Cancer” Benefits Local Hospice Programs

On the morning of April 9th, if you happened to pass the Gilmanton School, you probably noticed there was something going on.  It was the 27th Annual Kick for Cancer Charity Martial Arts Tournament, New Hampshire’s longest running charity martial arts tournament.  With over 500 attendees and participants, the Gilmanton School gymnasium was packed with standing room only.  The tournament started at 10:00am and ended shortly before 5:00pm with 6 rings operating almost all the time.  A long day, but one with a cause in mind.


Participants Sparring at the Kick For Cancer Tournament

In 1990 Grandmaster Dr. Georganne Verigan started the annual Kick for Cancer Martial Arts Tournament. The purpose is to teach students how to give back to their community and to help them to realize that at sometime in our lives we all will know someone who will need the services provided by hospice. Each year proceeds of this tournament go to support local hospice programs like the one at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice.

Over the last 27 years, Kick for Cancer has raised an impressive amount exceeding $170,000,” States Vinnie Baiocchetti, Tournament Director and owner of White Dragon Martial Arts of New Hampshire, “this year the tournament brought in over $14,000 for local hospice programs.”

vinnie with class

Shr Gung Vinnie Baiocchetti presents a donation to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice with his Kung Fu class.

“It is such a great event.” Says Brian Winslow, Director of Development for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, “I have attended the last nine tournaments and they always impress me, not just because of the number of attendees but the energy at the event is through the roof.”

On behalf of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, we would like to thank everyone involved with the tournament, the volunteers, the organizers and the participants.  We are already looking forward to next years event!!

27th Annual Kick For Cancer a Huge Success

Saturday morning, shortly after 10:00am, the 27th Annual Kick For Cancer Martial Tournament kicked off opening ceremonies with a packed standing room only crowd.  “Perhaps the highest attendance ever,” quipped Brian Winslow, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Director of Development about the packed gymnasium at the Gilmanton School.

The longest running charity martial arts tournament in New Hampshire, for 27 years now Grandmaster Verigan has hosted the Kick For Cancer and as a result has been able to raise over $150,000.00 to help provide much needed hospice services to individuals in the community.

Gilmanton Sparring

Judges and Referee stand by as two tournament participants spar

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice would like to thank all those that attended, participated, sponsored and organized this wonderful event.  We look forward to the 28th Annual Kick For Cancer next year!!!