Presti Kick-A-Thon raises $4,400 for Child Advocacy Center

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2011 at 4:31 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Executive Director Laura Kelemen of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, standing third from left, and Carli Wilson of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, second from right, accept donations from Presti Karate Center owner John Presti and winners of the center’s annual Kid’s Tournament & Kick-a-Thon.

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2011 at 4:31 PM EDT

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Kicks led to cash for the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.

That's because Presti Karate Center's annual Kid’s Tournament & Kick-a-Thon donated $4,400 from its fundraiser to enhance the child-friendly atmosphere of the Center with waiting room renovations and new toys.

A service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara is a countywide resource that provides a place for a multi-disciplinary team of law enforcement, social services, prosecution, and medical and mental health personnel to respond to allegations of child abuse in a child-friendly environment.

The 11th Annual Kid’s Tournament & Kick-a-Thon was held at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School and raised more than $13,000 for the Child Advocacy Center, Community Missions’ Onesimus House and Chuck Norris’ KickStartKids.