David Chacon is a Man on a Mission
Jun 09, 2014 12:22PM ● Published by Steven Jack
David Chacon finished his 30-day, 1,250-mile fundraising bicycle ride on Saturday. He celebrated with his Dominion family and sister Rachel at a BBQ event at Hudson Crossing Park. Rachel Chacon will accompany her brother on his mission trip to Honduras this summer. Photo courtesy of David Chacon's Facebook page
David Chacon is not a man known for doing anything halfway.
The owner of Oswego's Dominion Martial Art Institute of Mentorship is always pushing himself and his students to the limit. His latest project is no exception.
On Saturday, Chacon finished a 30-day stretch in which he bicycled 1,250 miles to raise money for upcoming mission trips to Honduras, Peru and Guatemala. The fundraiser took in about $6,000 that will be used to aid the orphans, widows and the poverty stricken of those three countries.
“We use this time of fundraising to help our entire following to recognize how incredibly blessed they are to live in America by showing them the worst of the worst situations that people live in,” Chacon said.
Chacon’s latest trips will be his seventh time traveling abroad. A few of his students also will be traveling with him and have been busy raising funds to cover their costs. They will participate in a fundraising car-pulling event later this month at the Dominion location on Kendall Pointe Drive.
Chris Reber’s 14-year-old son Dakota is one of those going on the mission. He’s currently raised about $800 toward his goal of $2,000.
“This will be my son’s first Mission trip and, of course, we are very proud of his willingness to be the hands and feet to serve the poor,” she said.
Other students have also found interesting ways to raise money for the mission. Jesus Chavez will attempt to complete 1,250 burpees at the event later this month.
“Since meeting David 5 years ago, I have been inspired to go on these mission trips, but due to my work schedule I have not been able to go,” Chavez wrote on his fundraising page. “Raising funds and my contribution is my way of going.”
Those wishing to donate to Chacon’s Triple Mission trip may do so by calling 331-725-7250, at Paypal at Grind180Dominion@gmail.om or dropping a check at 150 Kendall Point Drive, Unit C Monday to Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.