Ninja Kids for Safe Kids Multi-Stage and Team Competition Charity Event
If you like American Ninja Warrior Junior, you will love this! Some of the stars of that show and many other talented young ninjas from around the country will be competing on a multi-stage course. Including:
- Gabriel Holder (Math Ninja)
- Grace Schneider (Flying G Ninja)
- John David Spatola (The Dude)
- Joey Ray (The Kangaroo Ninja)
- Michael Scott (The Hilariously Intense Ninja)
- Ryan Cooper (Ninja Coop)
- Zuri Harrison (The Homeschool Ninja)
Last year's 9U Stage 3 podium finishers are coming back:
- Brooke Kenyon (1st)
- Myles Knight (1st)
- Ryne Colaizzi (2nd)
- Brendan Wieszek (3rd)
And they are ready to take on last year's 11Us including leaders from last year like:
- Titan Saresky (1st)
- Drew Bennett (2nd)
And though some of the top 13Us from last year have aged out, others are coming back to attempt to gain the podium again, like: like:
- Kenzie Hughes (1st)
- David Futeran (3rd)
... and many more (still confirming).
If you think you are a top young ninja, it's time to put yourself to the test and support kids who may not have the privilege to compete and whose families are struggling.
This will be a limited capacity, multi-stage event with cash prizes and half the proceeds going to Safe Families for Children. NOTE: This is not a competition for beginners!
There will only be 48 slots available for athletes 11&under, and 48 slots available for athletes 13&under.
Participants age as of January 1, 2022 will be used to determine their class.
Saturday, January 15 (Live stream on Facebook)
- two course stage 1 (speed and technical)... top 50% of male and female by combined score from both courses move on to
- stage 2 (longer, more technical course), top 50% of male and female (rounded up) move on to
- stage 3 (very challenging upper body and grip course)
Both Stage 1 courses will use NCL Rules with points gained as you progress on the obstacles.
Stage 2 will have a point system and will allow 1 fail - second fail ends your run.
Stage 3 will be one fail and you're done... farthest, fastest to determine the champion(s)
Sunday, January 16 afternoon (optional team comp, starting at 2 PM):
NOTE: Monday, January 17 is Martin Luther King's Day which may give people more options to consider for those traveling
two part team competition (teams will be assembled from all participants in an NFL style draft pick...)
tag team competition on hybrid course from all three stages
(and possibly some other wrinkles)
tag team competition on same course
(but no team member can repeat obstacles they tackled on the first round)
meet-and-greet for spectators throughout the afternoon
We will be limited to 96 athletes (48 per age group see below). Each athlete can have 1 spectator for free. Additional Spectator tickets must be purchased.
Coming in From Out of Town?
For those flying in, Raleigh-Durham (RDU) is the closest airport... Fayetteville is a bit farther but not too much.
GROUP DISCOUNT BOOKING INFORMATION FOR NINJA KIDS FOR SAFE KIDS INFORMATION BELOW
Hampton Inn & Suites Holly Springs
Please note the cutoff date is 01/03/22 to receive this discounted rate.
You may choose to make reservations online or call 1-800-445-8667 and state the group code NKS
Housing is available by host families for those that would prefer that form of hospitality.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this option.
Prizes and Sponsors
This is mainly a charity event to raise money to serve at risk families, but we also want to reward the athletes that place at the top.
1st place for individuals in each age group will be AT LEAST $500 ($250 for top male and top female... additional $250 for top overall). There will be no cash prizes for the team competition.
Known Sponsors are Ninja Master, Holly Springs Family Dentistry, and 919 Spine (giving free adjustments and other treatments), others are still being sought to add to prize money and donations to Safe Families for Children.
Contact email@example.com if you would like to be a sponsor!
Prices (before convenience fees)
Sign up now to reserve your spot. All participants must sign our waiver.
- $95 (includes one spectator) until November 1, 2021 - if space is still available, prices go up to $110 on November 1, 2021, $120 on January 10, 2022
- +$30 ($150) - optional team comp on Sunday if purchased at the same time
(choose Optional-TeamComp when registering)
- +$45 - optional team comp on Sunday if purchased separately
(choose TeamComp-Only when registering)
Spectator Tickets are $15 plus convenience fees and will be available in limited quantities.
NOTE: If Event has to be cancelled due to government orders, participants will be refunded or rescheduled (at participant's choice).
All times are subject to change, but we this is our target based on limited registration.
There will be open gym times available on Friday either at Rock Solid (5:30-7PM) or one or more of the local North Carolina gyms...still to-be-determined. Rock Solid will definitely be closed at 7:00 PM on Friday to set up for the competition.
Saturday, January 15
8:15 Doors open for Registration & Warm-up
9:00-9:15 Opening Ceremonies
9:15-1:00 Stage 1
- 11U - Course A at 9:15, Course B at 11:15
- 13U - Course B at 9:15, Course A at 11:15
1:00-2:15 lunch break
2:15-5:45 Stage 2
5:45-7:00 dinner break
7:00-9:30 Stage 3
Sunday, January 16 - optional
10:00 - 12:00 You are welcome to come worship the Lord with many of our staff at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Apex, NC
2:00-6:00 Tag Team Competition
All activities should be complete no later than 6:30 on Sunday evening... NOTE: Martin Luther King Day is on Monday, January 17 and many may have Monday off of school or work which may enable more travel options