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23 Days In – A New Black Belt’s Journey

How competing as a new black belt taught me more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than I’ve ever learned before (author Vin Canabarro on right vs JT Satava, left) When people set off on their journey in BJJ, many have a single goal in mind: getting their black belt. So what comes after you get your black belt? After 8 years of training BJJ, I was honored to…

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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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