Ninja News, Notables, and Upcoming Events for July

News & Notables

A big THANK YOU to all the ninjas that came out to participate in our First Annual DNC Paintball Wars this past Sunday. Despite numerous bruises and draining perhaps all my remaining life force for the day, I can say this was an awesome time! We got wrecked all day by professionals carrying automatic weapons and propane tanks on their backs but we walked away with the moral victory. Now we have until next year to amass arms!

Props to Eddie, JR, Rich, Barry, Kim, Angela, Patrick, Eric P, Kris, Jess, and myself  for being warriors today!

Also, I want to recognize my awesome sister, Cristina Calimbas, and Barry Laminack’s dear wife Nora on passing their Nursing Clinical Exams this past month and officially attaining the title of Registered Nurse. Congratulations you two!

July 2010 – Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 3 – UFC 116 Watch Party

Our friends at are hosting their second-ever UFC Watch Party for UFC 116 – Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin. They recently formed their latest partnership with Big Woodrows and will be hosting this event there beginning at 7:30pm. For those of you that weren’t at their inaugural event, you guys missed a great time! And lots of great prizes! I personally won some pretty awesome MMA gloves from site sponsor Nine Dragon Martial Arts. Maybe another ninja came win this time!

Location – Big Woodrows – 3111 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston TX

Sunday, July 11 – Houston SwapTweet + Yard Sale

DNC Worldwide will be participating as a seller for this event. For our ninjas in Houston, if you have any excess stuff (clothing, electronics, furniture, etc.) that you want to turn into cash for yourself or to donate to your favorite charity, you’re more than welcome to join us at Caroline Collective from 8am – 2pm. More info about this event here.

Location – Caroline Collective -4820 Caroline St77004

Friday, July 16 – Blood Drive in memory of Vanessa Serrano

Belinda Serrano of Elite MMA Baytown is organizing a blood drive in  memory of her daughter, Vanessa, who passed away at 6-months old. Born on July 8, Vanessa would have been 17 years old this year. Belinda usually donates blood every year in honor of her daughter. Upon telling Vanessa’s story to the folks over at Elite MMA Baytown, the gym decided to contribute to her memory by hosting this blood drive last year and are doing it again on July 16th. Last year, they had 25 people donate and we want to help get even more people out there this year so this effort can help even more people who need it. Please join us between the hours of 3pm – 8pm on July 16th in the Macy’s wing of San Jacinto Mall.

Location – San Jacinto Mall – 1114 San Jacinto Mall, Baytown, TX

Thursday, July 22 – DNC Worldwide Networking Social – Benefiting the BONA Foundation

In the spirit of good people helping one another reach greater heights, DNC Worldwide is throwing a networking social and charity benefit on Thursday, July 22nd 2010 at the Mezzanine Lounge – located just inside the loop on the corner of Highway 59 and Sheperd.

The purpose of this event will be to allow professionals, from different industries in Houston, a chance to disconnect and unwind. Drinks… dancing… A chance to spend quality time with old friends / partners / colleagues… and make some quality new ones – all while supporting an excellent cause.

This event will benefit the BONA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that fights childhood obesity and provides scholarships to underprivileged & overweight children across the United States.

As a fun way to contribute to this great cause, we will be hosting a BACHELOR AUCTION with some really decent guys participating. There will also be a SILENT AUCTION with plenty of great items and services up for grabs from our very awesome sponsors. All proceeds will go directly to BONA Foundation in order to help fight childhood obesity.

Location – Mezzanine Lounge – 2200 Southwest Freeway #150 Houston, TX 77098

Saturday, July 31 – Legacy Fighting Championships

Join us at the Arena Theater as we support two of our own DNC ninjas Jordan Rivas and Ricardo Talavera as they do battle inside the cage! Both these guys are defending undefeated records so look for fireworks. For more info and tickets for this professional Mixed Martial Arts event – Please visit the Legacy FC Website!

Note – As a precursor to this event, Legacy Fighting Championships is conducting a school supply drive with the Houston Area Womens Center. School supplies can be dropped of at over 20 different area MMA gyms around Houston. More details on participating gyms and types of supplies needed can be found at

Location – Arena Theater – 7322 Southwest Fwy Houston, TX

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