In 2012, we hosted our first Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open. We invited competitors to fundraise on our behalf in order to earn their entry fee, and they responded exactly as we expected the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community would. The tournament attracted over 200 competitors, 50 of which fundraised over $17,000. After entry fees, merchandise sales and door donations, we raised over $21,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
In 2013, we hosted two more tournaments, attracting nearly 400 competitors including 91 fundraisers, and raising over $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
We’re not stopping in 2014, either. Check out the schedule below to see where we’ll be next. .
We’ll be posting the schedule as soon as we get a chance, but be sure we’ll be back in Connecticut and Massachusetts for at least two TCO tournaments our new beneficiary organization (which will also be announced in early 2014). We’re also looking to head outside of New England for a few more tournaments as well. Check back here to stay updated!
Spring, 2013 (over $40k raised):
Saturday, April 13th – Bunnell High School, Stratford, Connecticut
This is where it all began! We’re back in Tap Cancer Out’s hometown where we raised $21,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2012.
Summer, 2013 (over $12k raised):
Saturday, June 22nd – St. John’s Prep High School, Danvers, Massachusetts
Love that dirty water…Boston, you’re my home (you are)! We’re heading up to Red Sox Nation—the home state of our founder. This is the perfect opportunity for competitors in northern New England to compete for a cause—the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Massachusetts—at one of the most beautiful high school campuses in the northeast.