2019 Bob and Barbara White Invitational Newsletter
January 2019  
“For the Kids”
March 22-24, 2019
From the Directors
Welcome to our 13th year of the Bob and Barbara White Youth Karate Tournament in support of Royal Family Kids.
We thank you for your ongoing support to this worthy cause. We continue to give 100% of our profits directly to the Newport Mesa Church that hosts the yearly camp in Lake Arrowhead.
Typically this camp has about 96 children, although last year we had 105 in attendance. The cost for a child to attend camp is well over $500.00 per child and every cent of the profits we donate are utilized to the fullest extent. Please give your support to make this event something very special. What we do collectively makes a difference to the life of a child.
Services, merchandise, and financial assistance are all welcomed and have helped us throughout the years to make our event successful.
Thank you for your support,
Bob and Barbara White and team.
Tournament Information
Edison LogoSunday March 24
Our tournament will be held Sunday, March 24 at Edison High School in Huntington Beach.
We will again go to great lengths to have the most efficiently run event. There will be low entry fees with no spectator fees charged so the participants can have their families come and support without the financial strain. As in years past, we will have a free raffle throughout the day for our competitors. The raffle items include bicycles and skateboards.
The tournament begins at 9 AM sharp and typically ends by 5 PM.
There will be a short demonstration at noon.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Online Registration Is Now Open!
Register Online
We have updated our registration page. You can now donate to the RFK, buy your banquet tickets, reserve space at the seminars and register to compete in the tournament all from the same page.   If you are planning on competing at theRegister Nowtournament, please click here to register online as soon as possible.   We are limiting the number of competitors to 350 and we anticipate a full house. The first 200 people to register will get a free gift bag and tournament T-shirt!  
Volunteers Needed 
In order to run as efficiently as possible, we need people to volunteer as judges, time keepers and score keepers.
Volunteer Referees will get a special t-shirt just like the ones worn in the original Karate Kid movie!
If you are willing to volunteer your time to officiate please email the officials coordinator, Gordon Alexander .
Video of the Month
RFK Gives Hope
People often ask about the benefits of attending a Royal Family Kids Camp.This short video is from an ABC News report of a camp in Bakersfield CA.
Royal Family Kids Camp gives hope to kids in foster care
Royal Family Kids Camp gives hope to kids in foster care
Welcome Banquet 
Costa Mesa Country Club
Join us on Friday, March 22nd at the Costa Mesa Country Club in Costa Mesa, California for one of the highlights of the Bob and Barbara White Invitational Youth Karate Weekend.
The 2019 Banquet promises to be another amazing evening as the Martial Arts Community comes together in support of the Royal Family Kids Camp.
The Welcome Banquet has become one of the premier events in Kenpo with a veritable “who’s who” as the guest list. Pictures from previous year’s banquet can be viewed here.
Arrive early and witness the magic of Tim Werle who will be dazzling the crowd with his amazing close-up magic. “Terrific Tim” is a Member of The Academy of Magical Arts with privileges at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
Our featured entertainment will be the TUPUA Group. Leave your worries behind as the TUPUA group leads us through an adventure through the Polynesian Islands.
The tables will be on a “first come, first serve” basis. Only tables of 10 will be reserved.
Doors open at 6:00 for picture opportunities, as well as cocktails. Dinner will be served at 7pm.
The Banquet always sells out, so order your tickets early. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 per table of 10.
For questions regarding the 2019 Banquet, please contact Barbara White or Bob White’s Karate Studio.
Saturday Seminars March 23, 2019
Please join us at BWKS 1125 Victoria Suite B Costa Mesa, Ca, Saturday, March 23, starting at 9 AM. The investment for all classes combined is $60.00, or $30.00 per class if you are not attending the whole day.
Space is limited, so click here to reserve your spot. Your entry fee includes a free lunch catered by Wahoo’s Fish Tacos.
The day will include seminars taught by Paul Dye, Eddie Downey, John Sepulveda, Graham Lelliott, John Conway,, Shay Mcnamee, David Coppock David Brock, Marty Zaninovich, Michael Pombeiro, Rick Avery, Eddie Maher, Ron Sanchez, Michael Watters, and Richard Mullen. The seminars will be broken into 3 groups, white-green, brown+black, and a special children’s class at 12:00.
The children’s class will be taught by a wonderful team of teachers from Ireland that includes Michael Watters, Eddie Maher, and Richard Mullen.
The investment for the children’s seminar is $10.00.
Included in this day is a special event at 1pm. Master Paul Dye will become Senior Master Paul Dye as he accepts the honor of moving to 10th degree. In attendance will be an impressive amount of Kenpo leaders from around the world in support of a true Kenpo icon.
Auction and Raffle
Want to Donate? 
Once again the Bob and Barbara WhiteSilent AuctionInvitational will feature a silent auction, live auction and raffle. There will be many great items available, so bring your wallets!
If you have something you want to donate to the auction or raffle, E-mail us and let us know.   For your tax records, the Bob and Barbara White Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 with tax payer I.D. # 81-0857420.
Want to Post any Information?
If you have a story, want to acknowledge someone or something, please send it to  Barbara White and we will post it in our next newsletter. Thank you. See you in March!
  Bob White and Barbara White