Since 2012, JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps has partnered with Smile Network International (SNI), a Minnesota-based nonprofit humanitarian organization, to raise funds to provide life-changing facial surgery to impoverished children and young adults in developing countries. We place a donation box at each one of the four JROB Intensive Camps and encourage campers to donate. Our company then matches their donations dollar-for-dollar, resulting in donations totaling $43,653 over the past five years. On September 30, 2017, J Robinson was honored by SNI as one of the year’s “Champion of Hope” award recipients. Learn more about SNI at www.smilenetwork.org/.
SNI funds surgical missions and provides necessary supplies needed to repair birth defects, with a focus on cleft lips, cleft palates and other conditions requiring surgical intervention such as burns, tumors or other genetic defects. The surgeries are free of charge and are available to children who would otherwise go untreated. For as little as $500 per surgery, a child who once lived with shame will be given the gift of a happier and healthier life.
In 2016, we debuted the JROB Community Service Award. Campers who complete 25 hours of community service prior to camp receive a $300 discount to any Intensive Camp. In 2018, the third annual program was a huge success, with 20 wrestlers volunteering for a total of more than 500 hours of community service.
On March 4, 2018, JROB Wrestling Camps, in partnership with Saint Thomas Academy, hosted the inaugural J Robinson Wrestling Classic. 500 wrestlers ages Pre-K through 8th competed. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Minnesota-based United Heroes League, a charity that makes it financially possible for children in military families to participate in and experience athletic competition. In 2018, this resulted in more than $11,000 being raised for the charity.
In memory of Janet and Les Krebsbach Sr. and their descendantsThe Krebsbach Charitable Foundation was founded in May 2010 by Krebsbach grandsons Mike, Larry, Ricky and Steve after the untimely deaths of Mike’s son Joshua (great grandson) and grandson Greg (Steve and Ricky’s brother).
To honor their family, the Krebsbach grandsons have created opportunities to assist those in need by focusing on supporting unique pursuits.
The Krebsbach Charitable Foundation offers college scholarships to assist kids that participate in historically underfunded sports and activities.
New in 2012, the foundation began offering grants to assist children of all ages in attending specialized sports, music or arts camps as well as other extra curricular activities that may help them grow their particular talents.
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