Grapplers Quest was founded in 1998 as Brian Cimins’ Senior College Project at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Born and raised in WAYNE, NEW JERSEY, Cimins graduated from Wayne Hills High School in 1994 and attended Schuylar Colfax for Middle School and Theunis Dey in Elementary, even Busy Beehive for Pre-K classes – Wayne born, raised, living and educated in New Jersey.
By 2009, Grapplers Quest officially became the worlds largest martial arts event, voted “Best Grappling Event” by GrapplingWeekly.com and is now featured on national tv with FightNow through Clear Channel, plus worldwide distribution of 23 DVD titles, two On Demand Pay-Per-Views reaching millions of fans around the world. Cimins and Grapplers Quest partnered with Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2009 to produce the Official Grappling Tournament of UFC Fan Expo with Millions of fans around the world.
Cimins has also developed several charity and awareness projects for Autism (Grappling Autism for AutismRadio.org, a 501c3), Multiple Sclerosis (OD’s Roadies Team Sponsor since 2000), Mental Illness, Cancer, and Womens Rights. Brian owes a lot of his success to Wayne Hills and the Wayne Public Education System and would like to give back in one very special way – a scholarship for one aspiring, entrepreneurial and charitable student at the high school that launched his successful career..
To help our next generation succeed and be inspired Brian Cimins would like to offer an annual $2,500 College Scholarship know as the, “Entrepreneurial Charity Challenge” which will inspire and challenge Juniors at Wayne Hills with interest in Business or Entrepreneurial studies of any kind. The Challenge will be to create a product or service to raise money for Autism before Graduation the following year. The Amount raised, business plan and presentations will be judged – winner gets the $2,500 scholarship, 1st runner up will get books paid for first year, 2nd runner up will be books paid for first semester.
—May 2012 Entrepreneurial Summit at Wayne Hills hosted by Brian
Cimins with two other CEOs (90 minutes) to Graduating class of 2013
with Business or Marketing interest
– Explanation of Scholarship Opportunity
– Life Skills
– principals of charity
– inspirational speech
– motivational speech
– college success story
– Wayne hills pride
– New Jersey State College
– March 2013, Status update meeting for judging
– May 2013, awards and scholarships presented
Let’s help change lives and enhance their future just like the Wayne
Public education system did for Brian Cimins.
Here’s Cimins’ bio and history:
Please let me know when we could schedule a meeting to help finalize
the details and make this dream a reality.
The Wayne Board of Education neither the Wayne Hills High School have followed up with our organization to finalized details for the $2,500 grant I selflessly offered to one student who would graduate in 2013 towards college.
“We have not received one follow-up call since our presentation and written submission of proposed “Entrepreneurial Charity Challenge”. It’s like the Wayne Board of Education and or Wayne Hills High School doesn’t want to help their graduates get money towards college,” commented Executive Director of “Charity High” Television Series which will follow the charity fundraising challenge.
it makes me VERY sad. When I chose Stockton College in Pomona, New Jersey, it was in part because it was only $5,000 per year and I didn’t want my parents, who recently lost their entire life savings in the savings and loan and other bad investment scandal of late 80s, to suffer financially. I could have gone to Northeastern University, but it was $30,000 per year and even at 17 years of age, under the financial pressures of my parents’ struggles and watching how hard they needed to work to “turn it all around” and not crash and burn like any others would have. It was their faith in doing the right thing when no one was looking and never giving up on succeeding in life, for their family, for their retirement happiness. My father proudly offered to send me anywhere I wanted to go and would have gone into debt to “keep his promise” to pay for our education as long as we maintained good grades. Lots of high school graduates work two jobs while attending college to afford it and make ends meet. How could Wayne Hills or the Wayne Public School system deny efforts of local business owners who want to give back to the system that helped them achieve success too?