Fund Duel Promotion Raises Money for Young Sumo Trainees

(June 2, 2019 and more dates TBA)

The Fund Duel campaign at the 19th annual US Sumo Open raised $1,821.50, plus a Fund Duel donation, to support young sumo athletes.

Programs include FREE seminars, taught exclusively by Japanese Sumo Champions, for a taste of real Japanese culture and the full gamut of sumo training.

The funds also cover all practice fees for children & youth (under 18) at all classes led by these Japanese Stars, for the next few months.

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