VILLARI’S SELF DEFENSE CENTERS
2022 Kick-A-Thon

10/1/22

12:00-3:00

PUBLIC WELCOME!

Kickathon 2021

What we have planned

12:00: The event begins!

  • DJ Sean Bailey will be playing music throughout the event!
  • Raffle baskets on display. LOTS of great baskets to check out. This years big ticket item? Oculus VR Headset! ($400 value)
  • CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST OF BASKETS This list will be updated as more baskets are donated all the way through the day of the event! Raffle Tickets: $10 for 1 sheet of 26 tickets. $25 for 3 sheets. We had a basket last year that was VERY popular, and we will probably be doing it again. It was a basket FULL of gift cards and gift certificates to various local businesses. It was called the “PAY IT FORWARD” basket and if you won, you had to share a few of the gift cards with someone else of your choice! You win, and others win too!
  • Face Painting by Master Tori Fraley-Hogg.
  • Decorate your own NINJA COOKIE hosted by Shannon Wieloch & family.
  • Fire Truck, and firefighters from Chalfont Fire Department.
  • Bake Sale with many items made and donated by our families.
  • Kid and Family Friendly activities, run by our fantastic instructors and assistants.
  • Karate Power Level contests. (Prizes too!)
  • Karate Demonstrations
  • VR HEADSET EXPERIENCE! One of our instructors, Dave Speer, will be setting up his VR HEADSET for our guests to try! For $5, you get to play one game of BEAT SABER, a game where you slash the beats of adrenaline-pumping music as they fly towards you, surrounded by a futuristic world (approximately 5 minutes.) Multiple time slots may be purchased in advance. Time slots will run every 5 minutes from 12:00-1:30. Once all slots are full, no more slots will be sold. e-mail us to find out more info or to purchase a time slot!
  • Martial Arts-Artwork experience, hosted by Master Carl Cellini who is also a locally renowned artist in his own right!
  • MINI GOLF, 9 holes, FREE for all in attendance, we appreciate a tip for the charity!
  • You’ll get to see the results of the “PICK MASTER PFISTERS HAIR COLOR” drawing. Entries are $5 each and will be sold through 9/24/22. One entry will be drawn and the winner contacted for their best design! So far, Master Pfister has had the “Bumble Bee” look in 2020 and the “Unicorn and Rainbow” in 2021. What will it be this year? You’ll find out at the event when he shows up with it done! EDIT: WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN, WILL BE CONTACTED! Thank you for all those who entered!

Around 1:30, all participants will start lining up to perform the 500 kicks they promised.

  • Find out more about what we do to help Manna, and what Manna does for our community from a Manna rep!
  • When the kicking is completed, the crowd will be entertained with Martial Arts demonstrations by our schools Demo Teams.
  • After all funds are collected and calculated, we do the BIG CHECK PRESENTATION to a representative from Manna on Main St.
  • Master Pfister finishes the event with a flourish as he attempts to break a total of 50 concrete blocks with his hands, elbows and feet. He holds a world record of 50 bricks broken in less than 22 seconds! The video was even shown on ESPN and SPIKE TV! A tradition has developed since 2008 where those in attendance grab a part of a broken brick and have Master Pfister sign it as a souvenir! (There will be PLENTY of broken bricks for all!)

This event has been going since 2008 and has raised $125,000 as of 2021 and over 3,000 lbs of food for charity in those years, including a record of $13,000 in 2021!

LET’S KICK OUT HUNGER TOGETHER!

WHAT: Kick-A-Thon and community event to benefit Manna on Main St. We raise money and food for a great local charity.

WHERE: In the parking lot at
New Britain Village Square in Chalfont, at the corner of Rt 202 and County Line Rd.
4275 County Line Rd, Chalfont, PA  18914

WHEN: Saturday, 10/1/22 from 12:00-3:00. Try to be early to get the most out of the event!

WHO: Students of Villari’s Self Defense Centers in Chalfont, Ambler and Harleysville participate. Non students are welcome to participate if they’d like!

WHY: Manna on Main Street (mannaonmain.org) relies heavily on donations to help those in need. They help in many ways, including a soup kitchen, food pantry, job training and placement, housing and financial aid. We help them so they can help our neighbors!

Master Harry Hair Kickathon 2020
Master Harry Hair Kickathon 2021

Here is the 2022 Pledge Sheet (PDF FORMAT)

Thank you!

Below are some videos from past events. One of our students, Brian Kissing, for years made a special music video for each of our annual Kick-A-Thon events. I can watch them over and over! Enjoy!

On September 25, 2010, Villari’s Martial Arts Centers of Chalfont, PA hosted the 4th annual Kick-a-Thon, a fundraiser for Manna on Mainstreet in Lansdale, PA. At the event students performed 500 kicks after collecting pledges for about a month. The event also included a silent auction, face painting, a fire truck, motorcycles, hot rods, a magician, a DJ, and more. The even culminated with a performance by the Demo Team and a 50 brick breaking demonstration by Master Harry Pfister, owner of the Chalfont studio. Altogether, they raised $9000 dollars for Manna on Mainstreet, the highest amount raised so far in the 4 year history of the kick-a-thon. Congrats to all who participated.

On September 28, 2013, Villari’s Martial Arts Centers of Chalfont, PA hosted the Kick-a-Thon, a fundraiser for Manna on Mainstreet in Lansdale, PA. At the event students performed 500 kicks after collecting pledges for about a month. The event also included a silent auction, face painting, a fire truck, hot rods, a magician, a DJ, Frozen Cow Yogurt, and more. The event culminated with a performance by the Demo Team and a 50 brick breaking demonstration by Master Harry Pfister, owner of the Chalfont studio. Altogether, they raised a new record of $11,000 dollars for Manna on Mainstreet, a soup kitchen and food cupboard that serves people in need living in the North Penn Area. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

On September 27, 2014, Villari’s Martial Arts Centers of Chalfont, PA hosted the Kick-a-Thon, a fundraiser for Manna on Mainstreet in Lansdale, PA. At the event students performed 500 kicks after collecting pledges for about a month. The event also included a silent auction, face painting, a fire truck,, a magician, a DJ and more. The event culminated with a performance by the Demo Team and a 50 brick breaking demonstration by Master Harry Pfister, owner of the Chalfont studio. Altogether, they raised a new record of $11,500 dollars for Manna on Mainstreet, a soup kitchen and food cupboard that serves people in need living in the North Penn Area. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

On October 3, 2015, Villari’s Martial Arts Centers of Chalfont, PA hosted the Kick-a-Thon, a fundraiser for Manna on Mainstreet in Lansdale, PA. At the event students performed 500 kicks after collecting pledges for about a month. The event also included a silent auction, face painting, a magician, a DJ and more. The event culminated with a performance by the Demo Team and a 50 brick breaking demonstration by Master Harry Pfister, owner of the Chalfont studio. Altogether, they raised $8000 dollars for Manna on Mainstreet, a soup kitchen and food cupboard that serves people in need living in the North Penn Area. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

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