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Autism fundraiser Oct. 10 at Grapplers Quest in Long Beach, Calif.

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Grapplers Quest, “The World’s Largest Grappling Competition,” is hosting The 2009 West Coast Submission Grappling and Jiu Jitsu Championships on Saturday, October 10, at California State University-Long Beach’s Pyramid.

Competition starts at 10:00 AM and runs all day. Discount tickets and fighter registration for the October 10th event are available at: GrapplersQuest.com

Grapplers Quest helps raise funds for Autism Awareness, Education and Treatments at each competition nationwide. One dollar from each ticket sold and competitor is donated to help support alternative Autism Biomedical Treatments and goes towards a direct donation to Autism Speaks, to commemorating the grappling community’s support.

Grappling is the ground fighting art of Mixed Martial Arts, combining the throws of Olympic Judo, takedowns of Wrestling, Leg Locks from Sambo, and other Submissions from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu like arm-bars, shoulder locks and chokes. Competitors of all ages and skill levels participate in the event and it is open to all grappling styles to determine the best grapplers in the Western United States.

Bas Rutten, former UFC Heavyweight Champion and Pancrase Legend, will be in attendance to meet and greet with fans for photos, signings and to help support Autism Awareness and Fundraising.

“On October 10th at Grapplers Quest,” exuded Brian Cimins, CEO, “attendees will experience the world’s most exciting submission fighting live, plus meet Bas Rutten and other Mixed Martial Arts superstars, win door prizes, participate in video game tournaments, and shop MMA brands and local businesses. If you like MMA, Wrestling, Judo or Sambo, you’ll love grappling and you’ll be supporting a great cause, Autism.”

About Grapplers Quest: Grapplers Quest is the world’s largest submission grappling organization with 300,000+ competitors worldwide since 1999, owned by The Grapplers Company, Inc.. Events feature various grappling styles with divisions for all ages and skill levels with events in major cities throughout North America and Europe. For more information on upcoming events, go to: GrapplersQuest.com. For event sponsor and exhibiting opportunities, email: Sponsorship@GrapplersQuest.com or call 877-ARMBAR-1.

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. For more information on Autism and direct donations, visit: AutismSpeaks.org

-Press Release

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