October 19 in North Carolina: George Pendergrass Classic by US Grappling
In 2004 Guy Pendergrass and Rob Pendergrass started The George Pendergrass Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization benefiting Leukemia and other blood related cancer research. Named in memory of their father, the foundation organizes an annual Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in North Carolina to raise money for the eastern chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Previously events were held twice a year, once gi and once no gi, but the Pendergrass Classic is now an annual event with both gi and no gi divisions. The next event will be held on October 19, 2013 at NetSports in Morrisville, NC.
US Grappling assists the Foundation by providing registration, bracketing, mats, and other services related to running the tournaments.