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Tae Kwon Do students team up for food donation

WORTHINGTON -- A contingent of young Tae Kwon Do students recently did their part to help hungry people in their community. Worthington's Champion Tae Kwon Do students received top honors among 13 participating Lee's Tae Kwon Do Association gyms ...

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Worthington Champion Tae Kwon Do participants include, front (from left): Ryder Hohensee, Zarek Heidebrink, Si Peterson, Ryan Phelps. Second row: Jeremy, Davian, Tyler Calvin Elsner, Liam. Third row: Terry Custer. Cathy Diaz, Dominic Meier, Christopher Hernandez, Jerry Lee Harberts. Top row: Mary Dykema, Tyler Xayphantho, Ivan DeLaRosa, Caroline Diaz, Cadence Christian, Mark Geertsema. (Special to The Globe)

WORTHINGTON - A contingent of young Tae Kwon Do students recently did their part to help hungry people in their community.

 

Worthington’s Champion Tae Kwon Do students received top honors among 13 participating Lee’s Tae Kwon Do Association gyms in this spring’s annual food drive event. As a result, those students were able to bring home what’s known as The Big Bean Trophy from a Marshall tournament last months in recognition of their charitable efforts.

 

“There were 4,100 pounds of food collected by all the association participants between March 15 and April 6,” explained Terry Custer, a Champion Tae Kwon Do instructor. “Our gym raised 1,200 pounds of that, and we also had $300 in donations that translated to an additional 600 pounds of food.”

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Students delivered the food to the pantry at Worthington Christian Church in April. It’s the first time in the association’s food drive history that Worthington has received The Big Bean Trophy.

 

Champion Tae Kwon Do was founded in 2005 by Tim Bicknase, and Custer took over in 2013. The gym currently has 21 students. Tae Kwon Do is a discipline based on building confidence and physical fitness using the principles of courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance and indomitable spirit.

 

Classes are offered on Thursday evenings in the gymnasium at Worthington Middle School. For more information, contact Custer at 329-1634 or Lee Harberts at (507) 221-4435.

 

Ryan McGaughey arrived in Worthington in April 2001 as sports editor of The Daily Globe, and first joined Forum Communications Co. upon his hiring as a sports reporter at The Dickinson (North Dakota) Press in November 1998. McGaughey became news editor in Worthington in November 2002 and editor in August 2006.
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