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Grapplethon 2016




152% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Grapplethon 2016 Photo

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EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Join BETA Academy for our fourth annual 12 hour grappling extravaganza!

For 2016, we are benefitting NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health. This year we are also going to join up with #submitthestigma, an awareness campaign within the jiu-jitsu community that promotes education, discussion and support for those affected by mental illness.


Here's how it works: You already know! But just in case you're new to the game... we will have at least one pair of grapplers on the mat at all times for the entire event. (Remember the dance-a-thons of yore? Well, this is like that, but with chokes and armbars.) There is no minimum requirement to roll -- you can join us for 12 minutes or 12 hours! All skill levels are welcome. Think of it as a big, friendly open mat. There will be prizes to raffle off for our fundraisers and participants!


The details: There is no minimum donation, but anyone who donates $50 or more will receive a limited edition t-shirt commemorating the event. 100% of proceeds will go to support NAMI's outreach services.


You can register by clicking HERE. Get your friends and family in on the fun! Create your own fundraising page here and share it on your social media accounts.


Want to help but can't participate? No problem! You can donate here; any amount is appreciated. The fine print: All grapplers are welcome, regardless of skill, rank, age, affiliation, etc.


Anyone under the age of 18 must have signed consent of a parent/guardian to participate. If you have any questions, please email


About NAMI

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.