100 teams to compete in KanJam Championship

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The 2014 KanJam World Championship is this Saturday at Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Company Picnic Grounds, in North Tonawanda.

Proceeds from the event will go towards increasing the awareness of esophageal cancer and the North Tonawanda Police Athletic League. It runs from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. More than 100 teams from across the country and Canada are registered to compete.

Last year’s winners Mark Lopian and Brian Irish-Jones will be back to defend their title.

First Niagara sponsors the event.

“What started in the 1990’s as a great idea for a fun game has become one of the most popular and well-recognized party sports,” said John Wright, First Niagara Business Banking Team Leader. “We are proud to support KanJam and their tremendous growth over the years.”

KanJam was founded by Mitch Rubin and Charles Sciandra. The business started in a North Tonawanda basement and moved into a Cheektowaga manufacturing facility, with distribution around the globe.

KanJam is sold in over 4,500 retail outlets across the USA, Canada, and in over 17 countries across Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

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