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0800 Repair Sponsors Future Martial Art Star

Leading Home Appliance repair firm, 0800 Repair have pledged £1,000 to sponsor rising Martial Arts star and Karate Black belt Aaron Swales ahead of the European Karate Championships in Greece where the competition will be held this May.

Aaron has been put forward to represent England as a part of the England Karate Team after a serious of tough bouts against fierce competition and a careful selection process to impress his coaches. The sponsorship comes as a welcome relief for Aaron as the costs for travelling to training sessions throughout the UK and competitions throughout Europe brings serious financial demands.

0800 Repair franchisee, Kevin Burnett became aware of Aaron’s case and contributed £250 f r o m his own pocket which was then matched by other 0800 Repair Franchise holders and management.

Kevin had the following to say, “0800-REPAIR helped me achieve my dream to be my own boss and have my own business. And with their support, I can now go some way to doing the same for Aaron. Hopefully he can now go on to great things”

Kevin’s generosity had a great effect on his peers and owners of 0800 Repair with Franchise development manager Brian Jackson saying “As much as we are committed to growth, we are also committed to the local community and championing good causes and individuals who are trying to better themselves – which is what our business is all about.”

0800 Repair are a leading service in the field of Home Appliance repair, with 100 members of staff currently working for the Franchise network’s call centre and an army of 400 engineers in the field for the company (previously known as JTM Contracts) they already enjoy promising growth as they create 60 more jobs in the next two years in the North East.

Covering a wide range of home appliances such as washing machine repair and cooker repairs 0800 Repair has saved thousands of pounds in replacement appliances by being able to repair customer’s current models.

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Enjoy Lunch with the World’s Heaviest Professional Athlete, World Sumo Champion Emanuel “Tiny” Yarbrough

The Rotary Club of Amherst East will host Emanuel “Tiny” Yarbrough as its guest lunch speaker on Thursday, August 27. Anybody can attend the lunch meeting. Attendees must RSVP so that the club can reserve space.

Mr. Yarbrough is in Western New York to support a free children’s event in Buffalo the following day, hosted by Buffalo’s Belle Center. That event will feature Sumo wrestling demonstrations by the SumoKids Foundation and children from the Belle Center’s summer athletic program, as well as a presentation by Mr. Yarbrough.

Mr. Yarbrough is the Guinness Book of World Records’ “World’s Heaviest Professional Athlete” and a world champion Sumo wrestler. He also is an ambassador for the SumoKids Foundation, a Buffalo-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit that teaches children valuable life skills and morals through the tenets of Sumo wrestling. Sumo wrestling is a Japanese form of wrestling in which a fighter loses if forced from the ring or if any part of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground.

The president of the Rotary Club of Amherst East, Robert Klingensmith, and the club’s president elect, Paul McAfee, both are on the Board of Directors of the SumoKids Foundation and provide pro bono support.

Mr. Yarbrough will talk about his life as an athlete, and his devotion to helping children lead healthy, active, lives.

Lunch on August 27, which starts at noon at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Road, Amherst, NY, costs only $12.00 per person. Attendees should RSVP by August 25 at www.AmherstEastRotary.org by clicking on the “Join the Amherst East Rotary Club for Lunch with Emanuel” link, or by calling (716) 689-8886.

About Emanuel Yarbrough
For more than two decades, Emanuel “Tiny” Yarbrough has taken on challenges that most would think impossible and consistently proven that he has the focus and determination to master any endeavor. At 6 feet 8 inches and more than 679 pounds, Tiny is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest professional athlete in the world. This former World Sumo Champion and World Super-Heavyweight Judo Champion, has built an impressive track record of success in several sports, toppling champion caliber athletes along the way.

Despite his size, which many regard as an advantage, Tiny has battled fiercely with both external and internal opponents during his entire career. Throughout his journey, he has learned tough lessons including how defeat can lead to victory and that the greatest benefit of fame is its ability to bring attention to important issues affecting the lives of millions.

Perhaps Tiny’s greatest achievement has been his record of inspiring and motivating others. For millions seeking confidence, better health or a better life, Tiny represents a living example of success. He proudly welcomes being a role model, delivering his message loudly and consistently, “You Are All Winners!”

Tiny’s athletic and personal goals:
– Lose weight and maintain a level of fitness that is highly suitable for competition, but more importantly, build and maintain health in body and mind and continue to improve as a role model for young people.
– Work more with youth oriented organizations as a mentor and leader, providing education on obesity related issues and helping to promote the positive aspects of sports and fitness to the world.

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MMA Clothing, UFC Gear plus Fight & Sports Apparel

Official Pro Sports, a leading retailer of professional sports apparel and equipment today announced the additions of numerous MMA clothing lines, new NFL apparel items as well as NCAA merchandise, providing hundreds of items for sports fans and athletes alike.

“With the increased following of mixed martial arts, we understand that the growing demand for MMA clothing and UFC gear is not just spurred by another trend or fad sport,” stated Keoki Kaine, spokesperson for Official Pro Sports “Our mission is to bring competitive prices and top brands for MMA clothing to mainstream consumers as well as competitive athletes. In addition, our five dollar domestic shipping promotion provides even greater value, especially with recent changes in the national economy,” Kaine concluded.

Highlighted this month are featured fighters UFC Champion BJ Penn, WEC Champion Urijah Faber, and the Legendary Iceman Chuck Liddell. Shoppers can get their official signature or blast shirts or picture shirts online at www.OfficialProSports.com.

The very nature of mixed martial arts brings a new audience to the rapidly growing sport. By combining various fighting techniques such as the standing moves of boxing, striking and kicking to on the ground grappling moves performed in jiu jitsu and wrestling, MMA athletes and fans have grown in international popularity like no other sport in recent years.

Official Pro Sports brings a full line of top brands of MMA clothing and UFC gear including leaders like: Punishment, Sinister, Cage Fighter, Triumph, Toe 2 Toe, and Soldier among others. As a full contact combat sport, its important to have quality fight gear and clothing that will withstand intense competition, look good on both fans and fighters. From gloves, shorts, and head gear to t-shirts, caps and more, Official Pro Sports provides everything you need to “keep it official” in the cage, ring or walking down the street.

Featuring premier MMA clothing companies for mixed martial arts and UFC gear, Official Pro Sports brings MMA fans and fighters the very best and highest quality MMA gear available. As an added bonus, Official Pro Sports offers five dollar shipping on all United States orders and seven dollar shipping to all Canadian orders. With new brands added regularly, inventory represents the sports apparel and equipment that drives the sport of mixed martial arts from a niche sport to mainstream competition. For more information on Official Pro Sports, please visit officialprosports.com.

About Official Pro Sports
Official Pro Sports is a leading online retailer, providing professional sports apparel and equipment for MMA, UFC, WEC, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and Elite XC. The company takes pride in being a single source for athletic apparel including MMA clothing, UFC gear, fight & sports apparel, as well as many other items offering serious athletes official apparel and equipment to compete like professionals. With headquarters in Murrieta, CA, Official Pro Sports is a privately held company. Founded in January, 2008 Official Pro Sports has quickly become a key player allowing customers to “Keep it Official with Official Pro Sports.” For information about Official Pro Sports please visit the company’s web site at officialprosports.com.

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