BJJ Fanatics as a company are no stranger to charitable ventures but this time, they’ve teamed up with elite Light-Featherweight competitor and ATOS representative, Matheus Gonzaga. This was apparently Gonzaga’s idea, as he approached the instructional site with the idea of running a sale on his material over the course of two days. He wanted to help raise money for Tap Cancer Out, a non-profit organization that focuses on fighting the battle against Cancer, through BJJ tournaments and events. Not only did BJJ Fanatics agree to run the sale that Gonzaga asked for, they actually donated every single penny that they made from the sale of all three of his instructionals to the charity.
Throughout the course of the 48-hour period, Matheus Gonzaga managed to raise a total o $2,224.25 through the sale that BJJ Fanatics ran. This isn’t the first time that Fanatics have decided to give back to the community either as they have also raised money for Feeding America, and created a fund to help gyms that were shut down to Coronavirus restrictions.
Jiu-Jitsu Times obtained the following statement from the founder of Tap Cancer Out, Jon Thomas:
“We greatly appreciate the generosity of Matheus and BJJ Fanatics. It’s great to see all the different ways the BJJ community has come up with to support our cause. Especially right now, this means a lot.”
Thankfully, charity is something that seems close to the heart of a great number of BJJ and MMA competitors. From the newer competitors all the way to some of the greatest athletes that either sport has ever seen, everyone seems to want to be able to give something back.
Tap Cancer Out have also begun to organize Global Grappling Day to raise money on December 12th, click here to find out more.