Over 200 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (BGCSV) gathered together at the Smythe Clubhouse gymnasium in East San Jose to hear UFC Fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Strikeforce World Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, speak about animal cruelty and violence prevention. The Knock Out Dog Fighting program partnered with BGCSV at the beginning of 2010.
Other KODF members that were part of the presentation were KODF founder and pit bull Search & Rescue dog handler Kris Crawford and her pit bull dog Tahoe, Trip-Lo’s David Karnes & Phillip Foster, and pit bull disc-dogging champion Jonathan Offi and his pit bull dogs Aztec, Ruby, Sadi and Brooklyn.
Topics addressed were: humane education, animal cruelty, gang prevention, overcoming adversity, choices & consequences, self-esteem and confidence.
“My highest praises for Knock Out Dog Fighting and all that their program does for our kids and our Club. Their presentations are always very positive and fun with many uplifting moments. The team at KODF always goes above and beyond our expectations and cannot be thanked enough for what they are doing with us.” — Gabe, Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Smythe Clubhouse Staff Member.