We are now a little less than 3 weeks away and the final countdown before our Royal Family fundraiser weekend begins.
There are still some banquet spots available but time is running out to purchase the tickets. We will be turning off the website to purchase tickets for the banquet March 15, so please make this a priority.
On behalf of our team, we thank you for your support and express gratitude for what you have done for this event and for Royal Family Kids. Many of you have supported in the past but because of life being in session, you have been unable to continue your support. Unfortunately, child neglect and abuse is unlikely to stop completely. The desire to offer these children hope and love is something we will continually strive to achieve. We encourage you to give in whatever way you feel led. There are no contributions too small for God to put to good use.
The proceeds of this event go directly to the Pinecrest Camp put on by Newport Mesa Church in Costa Mesa. This year over 100 children will attend. It costs between $700.00 and $800.00 to send a child to camp. If you have not seen the videos about camp, nor read the stories about children and volunteers who have experienced camp, go to www.rfk.org to gain insight on how your contributions impact a child.
Bob and Barbara White
OnlineRegistration Is Now Open!
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 thetournament, please click here to register online as soon as possible. The registration fee is only $40 for all divisions. There is NO entry fee for spectators.
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!
Online registration will close on Thursday March 21.
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 .
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.
People often ask about the benefits of attending a Royal Family Kids Camp. Please watch this video to understand what these children have endured and the benefits of the Royal Family Kids.
Royal Family KIDS Speak Out
Wonder Valley Kenpo Camp
May 24-27, 2019
Graham Lelliot will host the 2019 Wonder Valley Camp in the Wonder Valley Resort from May 24-27.
This is a wonderful event with world class teachers and is strongly endorsed by the BWI team. Click here for more information and to register.
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.
Our banquet always sells out quickly. Because this year it is at a new location in Costa Mesa, we would like to have a general idea on numbers attending for our new hosts. Click here to purchase your tickets.
We are excited this year to welcome some very special guests, Wayne and Diane Tesch, founders of Royal Family Kids. We will also have some of the most influential leaders in Kenpo Karate, including John Sepulveda, Eddie Downey, Paul Dye, Ken Kellogg, Tom Bleecker, Benny Urquidez Bob Mitchell, Howard Singer, and many more.
We are also happy to announce the return of the Tupua Polynesian Group for our entertainment. There will be a live auction during the course of the evening.
Dinner will be prime rib. Anyone who wants to make arrangements for a vegetarian meal, please contact Barbara White.
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.
Doors open at 6:00 for picture opportunities, as well as cocktails. Dinner will be served at 7pm.
Auction and Raffle
Want to Donate?
Once again the Bob and Barbara WhiteInvitational will feature a silent auction, live auction and raffle. There will be many great items available, so bring your wallets!
This year we are excited to offer pre-bidding as well as the option for people to bid via phone who can not be in attendance! Click here view our items and begin bidding.
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.
Schedule of Events
On Sunday March 24, the Bob and Barbara White Invitational will have the following schedule:
The registration desk will open at 8:00 AM
There will be a rules meeting for all volunteer officials at 8:30 AM
Competition will begin at 9:00 AM
The order of events is :
We ask self defense competitors to arrive with their partners by 8:30.
There will be a demonstration as well as awards presentations at approximately noon.
Saturday Seminars March 24, 2018
Bob White’s Karate Studio will host a series of seminars on Saturday March 23, 2019. The entry is only $60 to attend as many seminars as you want. All proceeds from these seminars will be donated to the RFK.
The schedule of seminars is:
White-Green: Jim McClure
Brown and Black: Eddie Downey
White-Green: Rick Avery
Brown and Black: John Sepulveda
White-Green: Michael Pombeiro
Brown and Black: Graham Lelliott
Special Children’s class: Team Ireland
Belt Promotions including Paul Dye to 10th Degree.
White-Green: David Coppock and Chauncy Emerine
Brown and Black: John Conway and Shay McNamee
White-Green: Marty Zaninovich
Brown and Black: David Brock
White-Green: Ron Sanchez
Brown and Black: Paul Dye
Click here to reserve your spot!
European Kenpo Camp
May 24- 26The 2019 European Kenpo Camp will be held May 24-26 at Mount Wolseley Hotel in Ireland. This camp, hosted by Master Eddie Downey is one of the premier events in Kenpo, with instructors such as Bob White, John Sepulveda and the legendary Benny “The Jet” Urquidez. The BWI team strongly endorses this wonderful event. Click here for more information.
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!