Buffalo – 2018

July 14th, 2018 | Buffalo, NY

On July 14th, 2018 we returned to the Riverworks in the City of Good Neighbors for our second annual Tap Cancer Out Buffalo BJJ Open.

Daniel LaMarca from Buffalo United Martial Arts, son of last year’s top fundraiser Jennifer LaMarca, took home the Top Fundraiser Award and the Top Children’s Fundraiser Award by raising $2,219. His sister Breonna also reached the #4 spot and took home all the fundraising perks and a free Gi by raising $1,306. Buffalo United Martial Arts repeated as the Top Fundraising Team by uniting 17 transacting fundraisers and raising $9,908 as a team.

Ultimately 70 transacting fundraisers (nearly half of all competitors) and 687 generous donors helped us raise more than $28,200 in direct donations. In total, the tournament raised more than $34,000.

Special thanks to our host, Josh Ketry at Buffalo Riverworks and our sponsors including Inverted Gear for providing kimonos to our top four fundraisers, Armor Kimonos for providing a free kimono to our Instagram winner, and The Acai Project for donating a portion of their sales and free acai bowls for all volunteers and referees!