Hi ya!: The World Class American Karate and Ameri-Kan Karate, a martial arts program for children with special needs, came together to do 75,000 kicks as a group to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Last year, the students managed to raise $2,700 for a local autism support group. This year, the group raised more than $1,200.
Rebekah Mitchell, right, does her part by kicking a pad supported by her mother, Betsy Mitchell, while Scout Gaither looks on.