[social][/social]The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community in Texas has been overwhelmingly supportive of this Girls in Gis Donation Drive, which runs through Jan. 20. Over twenty-two academies have made their facilities available as collection sites for their students and the public. This donation drive is an amazing opportunity to unite, give back to the community and educate the public about SafePlace services.
There will also be a Girls in Gis-Austin self defense event on Jan. 22. The free event will be held at the Gracie Barra North Austin Academy and led by black belt instructor Fabiana Borges. This free event is open to women and girls of all ages and skill levels from any academy affiliation.
As a part of the drive, Girls in Gis will be holding a spirited competition between their members to see who can bring in the most wish list items for SafePlace. Girls in Gis Swag Baskets will be awarded to all the Girls in Gis members from the winning academy. Prizes will be presented at the Girls in Gis-Austin event.
Sponsors for the Girls in Gis Wish List Donation Drive contest include BJJ Legends, She-Jitsu, Neocell Sports, Super Body Care, Mean Streak, ACT Energy drink. Fenom Kimonos, Grand Prix Grappling, Fight Soap, Paleo Pam and Scentsy Independent Consultant Lana Hunter.