Marcos Barros, leader of GB Springfield
Gracie Barra Springfield has a tournament every season and welcomes Gracie Barra schools to join in the fun and competition.
This year a special no-gi tournament was held to raise funds for the St. Judes Children’s research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gracie Barra Springfield as well as several students from Gracie Barra Decatur came out and handed in their pledge sheets for the St. Jude No-gi Tournament on Saturday June 5.
Several students asked co-workers friends and even strangers to give a pledge that would help the famous research Hospital in Memphis.
There were many matches that entertained the audience and challenged students skills.
The total raised in pledges was US$ 1,488 from both GBS and GBD schools. Many of the students have friends and family battling cancer and you could see the dedication and sincere gestures as the pledge tally was counted at the end of the event.