Little Gladiators show their courage on 17 September

Johannesburg (South Africa) – Gladiator Fight Academy will host a Reach For a Dream Captain Courage event on 17 September. Captain Courage is a ‘boys only’ project filled with adventurous activities to reward boys with life-threatening illnesses for their bravery.

A number of boys will arrive at Gladiator Fight Academy (New Germany, Durban) from 11.30am for a day of fun-filled activities and demonstrations. According to GFA head coach Johan Duckworth, the kids will be introduced to EFC AFRICA fighters Dallas Jakobi and Armand de Bruyn, who will teach self-defence techniques and demonstrate these techniques in action during a mock mixed martial arts bout. The boys will then receive participation medals and goodie bags.

“This is a great way to spread the word of our awesome sport and how it can help anyone develop discipline, courage, fitness and determination, all qualities that these kids use on a daily basis,” said Duckworth. “We want to host many more of these events in future and do as much as we can for these courageous kids.”

What is Reach For A Dream?

Reach For A Dream fulfils the dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have been diagnosed as having a life-threatening illness by a medical practitioner. There is no discrimination based on race, culture, financial status or any other factor. Each child living with a life-threatening illness is given a chance to dream.

Reach For A Dream believes that no child should live without hope. Childhood can be the most magical phase of the human existence, filled with dreams, aspirations and most of all… fun!

For children who have been diagnosed as having a life-threatening illness, the magic of childhood may be lost in the emotional, physical and financial strain of dealing with their illness. Reach For A Dream tries to alleviate some of this strain (which often affects the whole family), by creating a different environment for the child – one that is not focused on her/ his illness. We would like our children to find their laughter again and therein find the strength to live beyond their illnesses. 

For more information on the event on 17 September, please contact: Reach For A Dream Foundation Project and Outings Coordinator Tammy Dennekamp or Gladiator Fight Academy Head Coach Johan Duckworth