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2016 Massachusetts BJJ Open Wrap Up

120 Fundraisers – 1,460 Donors – $85,000+ Raised!!!! On August 27th, 2016, we returned to the campus of St. John’s Prep for the FOURTH time, now supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Following up our Connecticut BJJ Open—our biggest and most successful tournament ever—wasn’t going to be easy. But our fundraisers, competitors, volunteers and staff were ready, and boy, did they deliver. Nearly 350 grapplers from New…

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Keenan Cornelius, Hooksweep, and Forever Fighting Foundation Donate $1,650

Can you sell Superman’s cape? Batman’s suit? Thor’s hammer? Of course not. They’re priceless. So when BJJ superhero Keenan Cornelius contacted us to let us know that he was auctioning off one of his Hyperfly tournament-worn Gis to benefit Tap Cancer Out, we were floored. Even better, his sponsor, Hooksweep, along with the Forever Fighting Foundation (via The San Diego Foundation), offered to match the final selling…

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2016 CT Spring BJJ Open Wrap Up

159 Fundraisers – 1,688 Donors – $105,000+ Raised!!!! After a successful Winter Open in San Diego, we returned to where it all started at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut for our fifth annual Tap Cancer Out Spring BJJ Open and the debut event to benefit our 2016/17 TCO beneficiary partner, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 460 grapplers from all across the Northeast came together and set new records…

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Tips from our Top Fundraiser

At our 2016 San Diego BJJ Open, only our second tournament in California, we were floored when Robert Wong seemingly came out of nowhere to break our individual fundraising record set nearly a year prior. When the dust had settled, Rob had individually raised more than $7,800, helping his team, The Stronghold, take home their second consecutive team fundraising title with $15,639 raised. I personally…

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Tap Cancer Out Teams Up with The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has always emphasized the use of proper technique and leverage to defeat a significantly larger and stronger opponent. When we went in search of our new beneficiary for 2016-2017, we knew it was our responsibility to find the biggest, baddest dude in the room to take down. We found “him.” All of us here at Tap Cancer Out are beyond excited to announce…

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2016 San Diego BJJ Open Wrapup

80 Fundraisers—727 Donors—$46,000 + Raised! After a successful debut in 2015, Tap Cancer Out returned to sunny San Diego for the second annual Winter BJJ Open held at the University of San Diego on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Our supporters did not hold back as our fundraisers shattered last year’s efforts by more than tripling the amount in 2015. This year we also have a…

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