Sports Day – Volleyball – 2013

Volleyball

Join us for a fun day on the grass playing reverse co-ed volleyball (4’s) for a great cause.  Old friends, new friends, and all levels are welcome!

Date: July 27, 2013
Time:  Check-in from 7:45am to 8:30am, First Serve 9am
Location: Campbell Community Center, Campbell, CA

Format:  Reverse Co-ed 4’s (grass)

All teams consist of 2 male and 2 female players. Teams may have up to 6 players on the roster.  Teams may have 1 male and 3 females, but 1 female must be designated as a male before the start of play.

Men must hit behind the 10-foot line, and are not allowed to block.

For each division, there will be pool play in the morning, single elimination playoffs in the afternoon.

Divisions**:

    • Friendship:  Teams with little or no tournament experience.  Players have few or undeveloped skills; may include players who have not recently played, or teams that include junior players. No jump serves allowed.
    • Intermediate – Lower:  Equivalent to BB level in adult leagues.  Players can sideout, serve, pass, set, and spike with a fair degree of accuracy.  No jump serves allowed.
    • Intermediate – Upper:  Equivalent to BB Gold in adult leagues. Players have advanced intermediate level skills to sideout, serve, pass, set, and spike with accuracy.  Jump serves allowed.
    • Take No Prisoners: Equivalent to A and higher in adult leagues. Players with the highest level of skills in all aspects of the game. Jump serves allowed.

**The Junior Girls and Masters Divisions have been removed this year, but will return next year. Junior Girls may submit an all female team and play at the friendship level. Please contact volleyball@wipeout-cancer.org to register.

Cost:  

$170 per team of 4, $40 each additional player, maximum of 6 players per team.

All participants will receive a Wipeout Cancer t-shirt and lunch.  Prizes to the top 2 teams in each division.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 5pm PST.

Want to play, but need help fielding a team? Sign up on our free agent list and we’ll help match you with other players.

For additional information, contact volleyball@wipeout-cancer.org.

Registered teams/players:

Please make sure you review and sign online waivers prior to Sports Day.

Tournament format, rules and roster info.

About Us

Caroline “Liner” Lee was on Wipeout™. Then got cancer. Thus, Wipeout Cancer.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 in 5 years. Why $50,000? That’s how much Liner won on Wipeout. Why 5 years? This is the standard time measure of cancer survival rates. 80% of the proceeds from Wipeout Cancer will go to an organization focused on cancer research; the remaining 20% will be used to directly support individuals with cancer.

Liner Notes…

Cancer. It is a scary word and a frightening diagnosis. It brings about sadness, anxiety, and fear. It challenges and consumes you, your family, your friends, your colleagues, and everyone around you. Yet it is also a gift. It brings the gift of knowledge, friendships, and strength. It helps you prioritize your life and focus on what’s important to you.

Upon being diagnosed with cancer, my family, friends and colleagues came together and offered an enormous amount of love, compassion, and support. Amid the myriad of flowers, plants, and presents, friend’s helped cook, set up doctor’s appointments, provide research and information, set up websites, drive to doctor’s appointments, support my caregivers, etc. The list goes on and on. This level of love and support helped me get through the 6+ rounds of chemo and put me on the road to survival. However a few loved ones unfortunately didn’t make it past the first few rounds of chemo since their body rejected it. According to a wrongful death attorney, the lifetime probability of being diagnosed with cancer is 39.3% for men and 37.7% for women, which is a little more than 1 in 3. 22% of deaths in the US in 2016 were from cancer, making it the second leading cause of death after heart disease in both men and women (visit carolinacardiologyassociates.com/coronary-artery-disease/ and get all the details)

Wipeout Cancer is about this community of support. It is an opportunity to grow the community and extend the support to others. It is increasing cancer awareness and bringing people together. Wipeout Cancer increases our knowledge, understanding and actions against this scary diseased called cancer, thus making us stronger individuals, friends, and family. Cancer is the “gift” that helped start Wipeout Cancer.

The vision for Wipeout Cancer is simple. Let’s raise money to give to the organizations that support research and provide patient services. Let’s raise this money doing the thing I love, sports! Sports Day for Charity offers 3 options to participate in activities I love – volleyball, bike riding, and challenging obstacle courses. I hope you can join my friends and I for this fun and exciting day.

Thanks,

Liner.