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Help get Shelby to Ireland

Help get Shelby to Ireland

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Hi there! My name is Michelle Burri, I'm not only a Karate mom, but Shelby's mom and biggest fan!    We live in Bloemfontein, Freestate. Shelby trains at the Bloemfontein based SHOTOKAN KARATE ACADEMY with 6th Dan, Sensei Quentin Rourke

Shelby has been chosen to represent South Africa at the JKS Karate World Championships in Ireland in August - from 21 - 28 August 2019.

We need to raise funds to get Shelby to Ireland to participate in this prestigious competition and to proudly represent South Africa! 

Our fund raising target date is 15 August 2019
Funds needed will cover the following:
Flights to and from Dublin, Ireland
Travel Insurance
Entry Fees

Funding will allow Shelby to participate at International level, bringing her one step closer to achieving her dream of competing at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Shelby was being bullied at school a couple of years ago and we decided to let her try Karate... not only to help her with self confidence, but to improve her discipline and focus. Her attitude toward life and school has done a 360? turn around. She has become a vibrant, chatty teenager from a shy, mousy little girl.

Shelby is super passionate about this tour and certainly lives for her sport. She trains 3 days a week and helps out at the Dojo when she isn't training.

The funds needed are as follows: 
R 26000.00 will be paid for the tour covering her flights, accommodation, travel insurance etc..
R 14000.00 will cover travel from Bloemfontein, to Johannesburg and back, meals in Ireland, all kit necessary and entry fees to the competition in Ireland.


  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Well done Shelby!! All the best. RudiEsna" - RudiEsna

  • Jul 25, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "So incredibly proud of you! Love you! " - Stephanie Berry

  • Jul 25, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Love you Shelby " - Janice

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "Go kick some bottom!" - Geoff

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Go Shelby! Make us proud!" - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 8 000.00

Fundraising target

R 40 000.00

Shelby Burri Karate Cause

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Shelby's been chosen to represent South Africa at the  JKS Karate World Championships in Ireland in August - from 
21 - 28 August 2019.