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2019 UCMAP 50th Anniversary Banquet

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Saturday, April 27
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

145 Recreational Sports Facility

Join Us in a Celebration of Legacy

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of UCMAP’s existence, and we’re throwing a party! This is a call for all current students, alumni, and supporters of this one-of-a-kind program to join us on April 27, 2019 from 5-9pm for a gala celebration of both UCMAP’s accomplishments and the launch of the next era of the program: a foundation to establish the resources to bring UCMAP to the next level.

Event Details

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 5-9pm
  • Kleeberger Field House, Recreational Sports Facility, at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Ticket prices (includes dinner):
    • Current UC Berkeley students: $30
    • General, including alumni: $50
    • Sponsor: $100+
  • Program includes silent auction

The Launch of a New Era: the UCMAF

The UC Martial Arts Fund is a new foundation that we are launching to bring additional resources to improve UCMAP’s ability to both provide a quality martial arts education on the Cal campus as well as staff the organization for both research and to further our influence on both a national and global scale.

This fund will:

  • Provide ongoing programmatic support to coordinate across all six clubs, grow membership, expand community services such as seminars and workshops, and host regular competitions and martial arts showcases
  • Provide travel scholarships for martial arts students and athletes to study and attend competitions beyond the Bay Area
  • Support permanent staff to expand UCMAP’s national and global leadership role in the promotion and development of martial arts training, competition, and study
  • Support martial arts scholarship through research investment in the International Martial Arts Research Institute (IMARI)
  • Support permanent staff to maintain an active and engaged alumni network for UCMAP, including maintaining an active, cross-platform social media presence

Our immediate fundraising goal is $75,000, with a long term fundraising goal of $2 million for an endowment for UCMAP.

One of the first projects UCMAF wants to undertake is an oral history of UCMAP founder Dr. Ken Min through UC Berkeley’s Oral History Center. The cost for this is $25,000, and will serve as a way of preserving the program’s rich and unique history through a deep understanding of the influences that led to the founding of this program and the successes and struggles of growing into international influence.

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