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Grappling with Autism, September 26 in Lancaster

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From Grapplers Quest:

Jonathan Cimins, nephew of Grapplers Quest Founder, Brian Cimins, was diagnosed with Autism at only eighteen months of age. For the last five years, with his brother Paul and the Cimins family, they’ve created “Jonathan’s Team” to help support Autism Awareness and help raise funds for Education, Treatments, and hopefully a Cure at each Grapplers Quest Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament nationwide.

On Saturday, September 26th, Grapplers Quest, “The World’s Largest Grappling Competition” is celebrating its 10th Anniversary by bringing The 2009 Northeast Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships to the brand new Lancaster Convention Center in Lancaster, PA, starting at 10:00 AM until 7:30 PM. $1 from each spectator ticket or competitor fee will be donated to help support the founder’s nephew, Jonathan’s alternative Autism Biomedical Treatments.  Discount tickets are available online at:

Submission Grappling combines the throws of Olympic Judo, the takedowns of Greco-Roman and or Freestyle Wrestling, Leg Locks from Russian Sambo, and various other Submissions such as armbars and chokes from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Grapplers Quest organizes the official National, Regional, North American and World competitions for Submission Grappling, the submission style ground fighting sport.

“Grapplers Quest will crown the best ground fighters in the Northeast in all age groups and skill levels in the first international grappling tournament in Pennsylvania’s history on September 26th. Attendees will get to meet tons of MMA superstars, like Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino, win door prizes, participate in video game tournaments, and watch the world’s most exciting ground fighting sport. It is an event not to be missed,” exuded Brian Cimins, Grapplers Quest Founder.

The Official Event Host, Hotel and After-Party will be at Lancaster Marriott® at Penn Square (25 South Queen Street) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Discount room rates for Grapplers Quest attendees are available by calling 717-239-1600 or Book online at: (Group code GRAGRAA to Get Discount Online).

About Grapplers Quest:
Grapplers Quest is the world’s largest submission grappling organization with 300,000+ competitors worldwide since 1998 and owned by The Grapplers Company. Grappling Events feature divisions for men, women, and children of all ages and skill levels with events in major metropolitan cities throughout North America and Europe. For more information, go to:

About Autism:
Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships as well behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 150 children in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called Autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown. For more information on Autism, visit:

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