The Crabapple Dojo made a sizeable donation to North Fulton Community Charities last weekend thanks to the "Break Through Hunger" charity event they hosted in mid-November.
Because staff at the karate center believe a major part of the martial arts is not only teaching, but giving back, the center held a board “Break-A-Thon” to raise money for the local non-profit's food pantry.
Students received pledges for every wooden board they broke. While the goal was only $1,000, with the help of 40 students, the center actually raised $4,295.50 to donate.
Center student Katie Jewett raised the highest amount at $480.50 and Andrew Schoppenhorst won the coveted "Hyper Breaking" event by breaking 20 boards in 26.8 seconds.