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“Charity” Shouldn’t Have to Mean “Cheap”

Photo by Kat Yukawa on Unsplash I speak in metaphors a lot. My wife hates it. But bear with me, please. Let’s say you love basketball. You’re 6’ 7” with some semblance of coordination (that’d be cool, wouldn’t it?). Maybe you played in high school and even played a little bit on your college team. Now someone asks you to take part in a “Charity” basketball tournament. What…

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R4R Podcast Episode 005: Nicole Beach, My Bruises Are From

We’re excited to be joined in our fifth episode by Nicole Beach, Founder of My Bruises Are From. MBAF exists to raise awareness and funds to end domestic violence, empowering people to make a difference in their own communities, and to support domestic violence shelters throughout the United States. In this episode you’ll hear: • Nicole gives some background on her work experience and how…

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Why do so many BJJ tournaments suck?

It’s one of the worst kept secrets in all of BJJ, but very few people talk about it and even less do anything about it. We take the tournament experience VERY seriously at Tap Cancer Out, and we’re calling on all tournament organizers to do the same. COULD I INTEREST YOU IN A BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU TOURNAMENT? Let me try. First, you’ll train harder than you ever…

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R4R Podcast Episode 004: Andrew Myerson, Haymakers for Hope

In our fourth episode of the Rolling for a Reason podcast we are excited to be joined by Andrew Myerson, co-founder of Haymakers for Hope – a nonprofit organization giving people the opportunity to step in the boxing ring and KO cancer. These first-time fighters fundraise ASTOUNDING amounts of money, some over $100k, and each fundraiser gets to choose which 501c3 they donate their funds to. Andrew…

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R4R Podcast Episode 003: Rich McKeegan, Black Belts for Butterflies

In our third episode we had the honor of being joined by Rich McKeegan as our first ever in person guest! Rich is the founder of Blackbelts for Butterflies and is one of the most well-known philanthropists in the BJJ community. He started BB4BF back in 2013 to raise money for the UConn Scholarship Foundation for the victims of Sandy Hook. He then chose to…

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Tap Cancer Out Funds $465,000 in New Grants for Childhood Cancer Research

Grants awarded through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation support young scientists making strides in developing treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Tap Cancer Out (TCO) is committed to fighting for those in the fight of their lives, and in partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) are facing pediatric cancer head on. TCO’s 2018 fundraising efforts resulted a $465,000 gift to ALSF, which will primarily fund…

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