Category: Events

Spring and Summer Tournament Dates Announced

In the spring of 2011 we hosted our first Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event was outstanding, attracting nearly 200 competitors, 50 of which fundraised on behalf of Tap Cancer Out, raising over $17,000 before the tournament had even started! After all was said and done, over $21,000 had been raised, allowing our nonprofit to provide the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with gifts totaling over $28,000 in 2011.

With that kind of success in our first attempt at a fundraising tournament (quite possibly the first BJJ fundraising tournament ever), we couldn’t stop there. So in 2013, our plan is to host four fundraising tournaments with a goal of raising over $100,000!

To that end, we are happy to announce the dates and locations for the first two Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open tournaments in 2013.


Saturday, April 13th
Bunnell High School
Stratford, CT


Saturday, June 22nd
St. John’s Preparatory High School
Danvers, MA


TBA – NY/NJ/MD area


TBA – Chicago, IL

We’ll have more information to you as soon as we get it, but we wanted you to get these dates on your calendar ASAP! Registration for the Spring tournament will open in February.


Sponsors are essential to the success of our fundraising tournaments, providing our fundraisers with incentives to raise more money.  If you’re a vendor and would like to sponsor one, a few or all of our events, please email us at information {at} tapcancerout.org. Past sponsors include Predator BJJ, Martial Arts Supplies, Inverted Gear, Fight Soap, Lapel Choke and Scramble.