Saito-sensei Honored at Night of Champions

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At the USA Judo Senior Nationals Night of Champions,  Noboru Saito-sensei was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Mr. Saito is pictured above, with USA Judo Executive Director Jose Rodriguez and Board Chairman, Lance Nading.  the event was attended by well over one hundred judo supporters, including Olympic Gold medal hopeful Kayla Harrison.

The event served as a fundraiser for our Olympians, with the $100 ticket proceeds going towards athelete support. Konan and JAM were represented by Tom Sheehan, Frances Glaze, Jerry  Wee, Sonny Ahn and Pete Catlos.  Additionally, Dan Mitoraj, who was unable to attend the celebration, made a contribution equal to the ticket price.

In addition, over $5000 was raised for Kayla Harrison, in a matching contribution program.

Click here to see more photos.

Click here for more about the Night of Champions.

if you wish to make a contribution in honor of Mr. Saito, click here.

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