A lot of you have seen our posts about selling lollipops and have been wondering what that's all about.
Well, we're taking actions to become a social impact business. What's a social impact business? That's kind of hard to define, but in a nutshell, we're in business to help the community, as well as ourselves.
Here's our plan: Catherine has started a business, Whatnots Candy and Such. She'll be selling her handmade lollipops throughout the city at various events. All the profits from the sale of the candy will go to Dragon Gate Martial Arts. Our ultimate goal is to be able to cover rent and utilities with the help of the candy sales. Once we're able to consistently do that, we'll be able to offer FREE classes to anyone in the community! What's the catch? In order to take advantage of free classes, students will have to volunteer 4 hours of service per month anywhere in the community (Colo. Spgs. or Fountain).
Why are we doing this? We honestly believe that we have the most awesome students, and that their families are the best and most supportive families we've ever had the privilege of knowing. We also wholeheartedly believe our school is in the best part of Colorado Springs, and that we're honored to be amongst such fabulous family-owned businesses in our area. We are so lucky to be a part of all of this and we want to really make a difference!
We hope you'll all join us on this fantastic journey!
Adult Classes: Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8 PM Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8 PM Saturdays 11 AM to 12 NOON
Tai Chi: Every Thursday 6 PM to 7 PM
Kid Classes: Wednesdays 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM Saturdays 12 :15 to 1 PM
Military, First Responders, and Family discounts!
2018 Martial Arts Challenge at the Fountain Valley YMCA
Upcoming Events and Reminders
-We'll be out and about at the following events:
Colorado Sno Balls Annual Sno Day 5698 S U.S. Hwy 85-87 Security, Colorado 80911 July 1 12 noon to 8 pm
Thunder in the Valley Metcalf Park Fountain, CO July 14 9 am to 2 pm August 5
St. Dominic's Feast Day Festival 5354 S U.S. Hwy 85-87 Security, CO 80911 12 noon to 4 pm
Come say hi, watch our students perform, and purchase some lollipops! See you there!
-The winners for the FedEx Small Business Contest were announced. While we didn't win, we appreciate everyone's votes. Thank you all!
-Our t-shirts are in! If you'd like to purchase one, they're only $15! If you need a special size, we'll be putting in another order in just a few weeks.
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-Tai Chi is now EVERY THURSDAY from 6 pm to 7 pm! Drop in and join us!