Connecticut – 2016

April 23rd, 2016 | Bunnell High School

Our fifth annual Connecticut Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open attracted 460 grapplers from all across the Northeast and set new records for both attendance and fundraising. Fred Macaluso from American Top Team CT/KORE BJJ took home the top fundraising award with $4,990 raised. With $4,057 raised, Alyson Alberino from Soulcraft BJJ took home the first ever Michael Corb Top Children’s Fundraiser award, named in honor of TCO founder Jon Thomas’ nephew who bravely fought leukemia at only 3 months old. American Top Team CT/KORE BJJ also took home the top fundraising award, raising a combined $15,478.

In total, 159 fundraisers (and generous door-donors) helped raise $84,000 in donations. In total, the tournament generated more than $105,000!

And alhough we don’t officially have team performance awards, congrats to Unity Jiu-Jitsu for earning the most Kids points and Abusado Team for the most Adults points.

Tap Cancer Out would like to thank this year’s generous sponsors, Inverted Gear, Bumble Bee Booths, Chaos Kimonos, ECMMA Fight Shop, and AK Kimonos for their support.

With two events remaining in the year, we have already surpassed our fundraising efforts of 2015 and look to continue the forward momentum at our Massachusetts BJJ Open on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Danvers, MA, and at our first ever Philadelphia BJJ Open on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Downington, PA.

Stay tuned as more information about the next two events become available.