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Yes, it’s the same sport where Japanese men wear those funny belts called mawashi (loincloth) and not much more. He can’t convince the kids to wear the belts, but they’ve certainly taken to the sport.
The Falls festival drew about 20 kids and their families. The Canadian team never made it, as they were stuck at the border, but a good time was had by all. The excitement has refueled his energy to continue growing the program. “I’m fired up,” he said, his face creasing in a huge smile.
“My dream is to expand this for kids from all over,” Bray added, standing on the field at Smokin Joes. “Then maybe they won’t be out here shooting each other. They’ll be doing something positive.”SUMO FOR CHILDREN • WHO: SumoKids USA • WHERE: 1321 Millersport Highway, Suite 204, Williamsville • CONTACT: Charles Bray, 1-866-465-0084 Contact Features Editor Michele DeLuca at 282-2311, ext. 2263.