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2017 San Diego BJJ Open Wrapup

113 Fundraisers – 852 Donors – $66,000+ Raised!!!! On January 21st, 2017, we returned to the University of San Diego for our third San Diego BJJ Open in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The southern-California BJJ community literally packed the gym as we welcomed nearly 450 competitors and hundreds more spectators and supporters. Michael Phelps from Del Mar Jiu Jitsu earned the top fundraising award with exactly $4,000 raised….

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Tap Cancer Out Named to the 2016 Classy 100

Recognized as a consistent growing nonprofit on the leading online fundraising platform in 2016 Tap Cancer Out made this year’s Classy 100 list, an annual compilation of the growing nonprofits on Classy, the world’s leading online fundraising platform for social enterprises. Classy released in February the 2016 Classy 100 using a proprietary growth score calculation as the basis for recognition. The organizations that represent the…

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Tap Cancer Out Donates $236,000 to Beneficiaries in 2016

A look back on 2016 reveals a year like no other for Tap Cancer Out. We hosted four tournaments, including our first in Philadelphia, which welcomed 1,150 competitors including 462 fundraisers who raised nearly $234,000. We also kicked off our newest giving partnership with the Pancreatic Cancer Network. Thanks to our fundraisers amazing efforts and our donors’ generosity, we concluded 2016 with a gift of $210,000…

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2016 Philadelphia BJJ Open Wrapup

103 Fundraisers – 900 Donors – $62,000+ Raised!!!! On October 22nd, 2016, we traveled to United Sports in Downingtown, PA, for our first Philadelphia BJJ Open in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The PA/NJ/MD area welcomed us with open arms and we put on one of our most successful events ever. Nearly 400 grapplers (our second-most ever) joined us to raise more than $62,000. Justin Mazzi from…

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What Inspired One Grappler to Raise more than $7,000 to Fight Cancer

After raising an incredible $7,037 at our 2015 Connecticut BJJ Open, we caught up with Richelle Treece, a white belt from Sandro Sampaio BJJ (all the way in Oklahoma!) who was our top individual fundraiser in 2015, to learn a little more about her story and hear about her experience. What inspired you to start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with your children? My kids started training…

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2016 Massachusetts BJJ Open Wrap Up

120 Fundraisers – 1,460 Donors – $85,000+ Raised!!!! On August 27th, 2016, we returned to the campus of St. John’s Prep for the FOURTH time, now supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Following up our Connecticut BJJ Open—our biggest and most successful tournament ever—wasn’t going to be easy. But our fundraisers, competitors, volunteers and staff were ready, and boy, did they deliver. Nearly 350 grapplers from New…

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