Fight Game and Team Golden Glory have collected over $120,000.00 in supplies for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.
These supplies include a large quantity of surgical masks, bottled water, assorted snacks, sanitary goods, diapers, instant foods, second hand clothing and more.
K-1 and MMA star Semmy Schilt personally drove a tractor trailer truck full of the supplies and delivered the goods to the people of Futaba, Japan, which was decimated by the tragic events.
Futaba was literally turned into a ghost town as it was part of the evacuation zone which was affected by the nuclear fallout from the Fukushima power plant disaster.
A sign above a street leading into Futaba reads, “Nuclear energy, our hometown’s future.”
Shuji Ogawa, a freelance journalist in Japan who visited Futaba after the disaster said, “It’s ironic, the nuclear power plant was supposed to open the door to the future. Instead, it closed that door.”
Nearly 30,000 deaths have been reported since the 9.0 earthquake hit Japan on March 11, 2011.
Schilt, along with other Team Golden Glory fighters, trainers, coaches and management will continue to raise funds and help the people of Japan by auctioning off fight memorabilia and donating proceeds from their new Fight Game Rival Windows 7 video game.
Japan has given so much to the mixed martial arts world over the years and it is a wonderful thing to see Team Golden Glory and Fight Game (www.FightGameTV.com) taking action and giving back to help those in need in the wake of one of the worst disasters this planet has ever seen.
The video below is a CNN report on Futaba following the tragedy:
Here are photos of Semmy Schilt, Alistair Overeem and other Team Golden Glory members helping in relief efforts: