2018 CAF Roda-thon Mestre Recruta

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Hi Friends and Family, I am partnering with Capoeira Arts Foundation to try to raise much needed funds for the 2018 Capoeira Arts Foundation Roda-thon. I sincerely appreciate your support to reach my individual goal of $2,000, and our overall goal of $60,000. You can donate now and by hitting “Give Now” on the upper right.

The capoeira school that I was raised in is in danger of having to close it's doors. The UCA Berkeley school, aka Capoeira Arts Foundation - non-profit 501(c)(3), recently found out that a long standing annual grant of $60,000 would be moving in a new direction and as such left my capoeira home for the past 20+ years in a very difficult situation. This grant was a major part of keeping the doors open and allowing the school's non-profit arm to offer programs for children here in our community and abroad in Brazil to find success.  It also provided a firm base to fund a host of other valuable capoeira related projects. With the loss of this grant, UCA Berkeley is scrambling to reorganize and consolidate their priorities in order to be able to continue their day to day activities.  Will you help me support this iconic Capoeira school?

You can give with any major credit card and it only takes 30 seconds. I appreciate it so very much.

Thank you for joining me!

What is the Roda-thon?

The Roda-thon is a FUN pledge based fundraiser where participants play as many capoeira games as possible. Suggested minimums are $1 per game or a flat contribution of $20, but any and all contributions will go a long way to helping us achieve our goal.

As in many fundraisers of this nature, participants will look to raise funds through their extended networks of family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. All contributions are tax deductible per US tax laws.

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at
1901 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
Fed Tax ID#: 94-2853995

Tora $20.00
Grace Chang Ttee
Big obrigada to Afiada from Auntie Grace.
Stephen Hassett $250.00
Khorshid Rahmaninejad $50.00
Donald Coley $40.00
Trulie Sunahdi $25.00
Good luck!!!
Mimi $25.00
Contramestre Beringela
may stray hay crew tah! I hope a lot of people cabaçada your foot.
Helen Alvarez $25.00
Dr. Douglas Yarris $100.00
Anesti Vega $500.00
Marcelo Solis
Thank you Mestre for teaching me the amazing Art of Capoeira!!!
Tyra Herr
Good luck UCA!
Barsky $20.00
Sergio $120.00
Alison Murray
Good Luck and Thank You!
Coruja $75.00
Thomas Blake $18.00
Ati P
Best of Luck Mestre Recruta ;)
Anonymous $20.00
Sandy “Sorriso”
Keep up the good work - everyone at Irmandade is rooting for you!
Kari Kokka
Keep up the great work M. Recruta and hope all is well with you!
Jordan Jarnagin
Hope you guys stay open! Its a great thing you got going on there
Not a day goes by where I don’t think about the many memories made with UCA. Such a great organization made up of extraordinary people.
Jennifer Chang
thank you for your efforts to the Capoeira community
WC Omulu Capoeira
Chu & Barauna $100.00
José "Gunga" Flores Avalos
Keep going with your hard work Mestre Recruta and UCA
Wu-Bush Family $250.00
Mestre Recruta $100.00

July 16, 2018 10:10 PM


Thank you to all of you for your generosity!!!  I wanted to reach out to you while the good vibes are still fresh to thank you for helping me surpass my $2,000 goal and raise $2,283 towards this year's Roda-thon for UCA Berkeley and The Capoeira Arts Foundation.  Since we still have time due to other groups doing their events in the coming weeks, I will continue to reach for more.  We have raised $42,910 so far, and are optimistic that we can reach our overall goal of $60,000 since we still have matching employer contributions to receive, plus the other satellite Roda-thons to go.  We can't thank you enough and appreciate all of you from the bottom or our hearts.  Thanks to you, we are able to make sure that a landmark academy for Capoeira in the US will remain open and thriving.  

Over the next few weeks we will be sending out thank you letters that will serve as your receipt for your taxes when tax time comes around.  If you do not receive one, please touch base with me and I will make sure that you get one.

Thank you, blessings, and have a wonderful evening,
Chris Montiel
Mestre Recruta

UCA Hayward $9,529.00
Chris "Mestre Recruta" Montiel $2,728.00
Marilyn Eakin $395.00
Dara Songye $175.00
Cody Ferreira $2,175.00
Sam Kim $508.00
Gerald Rafael $543.00
Aaron Vigil $575.00
brandon agawa $2,430.00

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