In honour of Brook Brunetta
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Jean Vanier Catholic High School


Northern Karate School ( was founded in 1972 and opened their Richmond Hill location in 1997. They have 10 schools in the GTA where over 8000 men and women, ages 3 - 70+, enjoy the benefits of martial arts.

Every year, Northern Karate Richmond Hill runs a kids friendship tournament in honour of Brooke, an NKS black belt, who passed away in 2006 of leukemia.

Yearly, more than 250 children between the ages of 4 – 12, along with their families and friends, come to battle it out on the mats. All contestants receive a trophy after their tough matches and are recognized with medals for their achievements in individual categories.

The money we raise from the tournament goes to Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada.

Last year, through the tournament, we were able to donate in excess of $20,000 and this year, with your help, we are hoping to exceed that amount and raise at least $25,000 on April 22, 2017.

We are hoping that you could provide us with support for this very worthwhile cause.

There are three ways you can help us:

1. Support us with the tournament itself helping us cover the cost of trophies, medals, or the cost of overhead at our venue, etc., by becoming a SponsorSponsors will be acknowledged on a Brooke Brunetta Friendship Tournament banner, along with all of our other donors, as well as in our advertising of the event, the program and all related websites including NKS Richmond Hill Facebook and Twitter.

2. Support a tournament participant! This year, we've provided the opportunity for participants in the tournament to make their own fundraising goals in support of Starlight. For a fun incentive, we will be recognizing the top 9 participant fundraisers with a plaque to take home! To support a participant in their fundraising efforts, find their name on our "Support a Participant" page. Help them reach their personal goals!
NOTE: Starlight will provide tax receipts for donations of $10.00 or more.

3. Support Starlight Children’s Foundation in honour of Brooke Brunetta. Contributions can be made on this site via credit card or by cheque. To make a donation to Starlight through this tournament, you can donate to the Starlight Children's Foundation Canada participant page.
To pay by cheque, please email
NOTE: Starlight will provide tax receipts for donations of $10.00 or more.

Any support that you can provide is greatly appreciated.

If you would like to support us with the tournament or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Northern Karate Richmond Hill, (905) 508-5811 or email us at:

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Tony La Selva
Northern Karate School, Richmond Hill