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Grapplethon in Support of the Network for Victim Recovery of DC

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:00am

From the Grapplethon Facebook page:" Join BETA Academy for a twelve hour grappling extravaganza to raise money for the Network for Victim Recovery of DC!

Here's how it works:
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 $40 or more will receive a limited edition Meerkatsu designed t-shirt commemorating the event. 100% of proceeds will go to support NVRDC's sexual assault response services. You can register by visiting

Want to help but can't participate? No problem! You can donate to NVRDC's Grapplethon page at Just click on the "Grapplethon Donor" option. 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

A huge thanks goes out to our sponsors, Seymour "Meerkatsu" Yang ( and Origin Gi (

About NVRDC:
NVRDC is a victim service provider seeking to empower victims of sexual and domestic violence in the nation’s capital through a collaborative approach by providing comprehensive services through community-based education, therapeutic and legal support in order to achieve justice and encourage self-determination."

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