Sumo on the Suzhou is still a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to get ready! On June 10th the Shanghaiist and BEAN Shanghai will host a fundraiser for Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation. There’s still room to become a competitor, so please sign up to be one of the sumo wrestlers!
The full instructions are on BEAN Shanghai’s website. Winners will get some fabulous prizes!
The event will be on Friday, June 10, 2011. It will be held at River South Art Center, 1247 Nan Suzhou Lu near Xinzha Lu (南苏州路1247号进新闸路). Doors at 7pm. The fighting kicks off full-force at 8pm.
More information after the jump:
“What’s this awesome event for?” We’re providing health kits for rural children in Yunnan Province. Proper hygiene ensures that children can spend less time sick at home or spending half their parents’ yearly wages to treat easily preventable illnesses like dysentery.
To come and observe the fight, the ticket fee is 25rmb. With your 25rmb entry fee, you donate one kit that includes hygienic info pamphlets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will also be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Earthquake Fund.
“How do I become a sumo wrestler?”You can enter the competition by donating six health kits (150rmb). Not only do you get the chance to wrestle it out in sumo suits we’ll be providing, but you also get a chance to win great prizes from our generous sponsors!
If you would like to enter the competition, email [email protected] Your 150rmb donation will be collected on the evening. We’re looking for 8 males and 8 females… sign up quick!