Fundraising for charity is a great feeling. I was also really impressed at the way the BJJ community came together to help a good cause. I want to expand that community aspect, enlarging the scope beyond just national. I hope in future to do simultaneous GrappleThons at various gyms around the world: we almost managed it in 2013 with a club in Arizona, so for 2014 that's one of my goals.
As somebody has apparently snapped up grapplethon.com (which wouldn't have been suitable anyway, given the GrappleThon is very much about charity, not business or profit), I thought I better grab grapplethon.org before somebody squatted on it. I've got big plans for growing the event, so we'll see what happens over the next few years! :)
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