We Defy Foundation Open Mat Fundraiser

🌟 Memorial Day Open Mat Fundraiser for Carry The Load and We Defy 🌟

Join us in making a profound difference on Memorial Day! Gracie Raleigh is honored to host an Open Mat Fundraiser benefiting two remarkable organizations: Carry The Load and We Defy. Our aim is to commemorate and support our nation’s heroes – military members, veterans, first responders, and their families, on a day dedicated to their valor and sacrifice.

📅 Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, May 27th, 2024 (Memorial Day)
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Gracie Raleigh, 1609 Old Louisburg Road

Parking Information:

  • Parking is available in front of the gym and in the gravel lot next to Picasso Pawn.
  • Please Note: To maintain good relations with our neighbors, please refrain from parking in the lots of neighboring businesses.

Important Donation Information:

  • Please make all donations through our official event page. This process ensures your generous support directly benefits Carry The Load and We Defy.
  • A suggested donation of $20 is encouraged, but we welcome contributions of any amount. Every dollar makes a meaningful difference.

About the Beneficiaries:

  • Carry The Load is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing back the true meaning of Memorial Day. They organize events throughout Memorial May to honor and remember our nation’s heroes in active, meaningful ways.

  • We Defy provides support to our military veterans with disabilities through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other physical fitness activities, fostering mental and physical wellness.

Together, We Remember and Celebrate:
This Memorial Day, let’s come together not just to remember the fallen, but to actively celebrate their lives and contributions. By participating and directing your donations through the event page, you’re ensuring that the legacy of our heroes continues to inspire and make a difference in the lives of their families and communities.

How to Participate and Donate:

  • Your presence and support are crucial. To participate and make your donation, please visit the official event page. This is the most effective way to ensure your contribution goes directly to supporting these vital causes.

  • Everyone is welcome to attend, show support, and spread the word. Let’s stand together this Memorial Day to honor those who have stood for us.

For further details and to make your donation, please visit here.


We Defy Foundation

We Defy Foundation LogoAt Gracie Raleigh, we are honored to announce our partnership with the We Defy Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of combat veterans through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) training. We stand proudly behind this noble cause and firmly believe in the transformative power of BJJ to support our deserving veterans.

The We Defy Foundation focuses on providing combat veterans who suffer from physical or psychological disabilities with the opportunity to learn and train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This martial art offers a multitude of benefits, including enhanced physical fitness, improved mental well-being, and a supportive community that understands the unique challenges faced by veterans.

By partnering with the We Defy Foundation, we contribute to the rehabilitation and empowerment of our veterans, helping them build confidence, improve their physical and mental health, and develop valuable life skills. We deeply appreciate the sacrifices made by our veterans and believe they deserve the best possible support system.

Join us in supporting the We Defy Foundation and our veterans and learning more about the mission at https://wedefyfoundation.org/