Epic Martial Arts Kicks-A-Thon Raises Money for St. Jude

Caption: Students with Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor (left to right) Jack Petscheitis, Bella Del Giorno, Emily Glass, Jackson Trelease, Daniela Garnica, Jasmin Del Giorno, Alexis Salazar, Georgia Webb, Lily Trelease, Sensei Michelle Del Giorno, Emma McErlean, Samantha Garnica and “Bob”after a Kick-A-Thon that raised money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Courtesy photo.

Students with Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor kicked off their upcoming St. Jude Children’s Hospital Annual Kick-A-Thon on Saturday, May 25, raising over $500 in an effort led by Emma McErlean, a 14-year-old student from Pierson High School.

Emma organized the fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital last weekend, raising $561 with the help of her teammates. Epic Martial Arts will host its formal Kick-A-Thon on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at its Main Street studio. This fundraiser is part of the annual “St. Jude Hope in the Hamptons” event which will be held at Pinnacle Farm in Watermill on July 13, an event Epic Martial Arts has supported for the last four years, raising over $34,000 for the pediatric cancer hospital.