What is HOPE?
“HOPE is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit events management organization that raises funds for community-based charities, and has fun doing so” – HOPE’s mission statement
The HOPE Volleyball SummerFest is the largest outdoor one-day beach volleyball tournament in North America
When and where is HOPE SummerFest?
The 35th annual HOPE Volleyball SummerFest takes place Saturday July 15th, 2017 at Mooney’s Bay Beach, Ottawa, Ontario.
When and where is HOPE WinterFest?
The inaugural HOPE Volleyball WinterFest takes place Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at Le Dome @ Louis Riel (1659 Bearbrook Road, Ottawa, ON)
What does HOPE do?
The HOPE Volleyball SummerFest is committed to raising money for local charities and has donated more than 3.5 million dollars to over 110 charities since its inception 35 years ago.
Who benefits from HOPE SummerFest?
2016 Recipient Charities were: Breast Cancer Action, Royal Ottawa Foundation-DIFD, Ottawa Food Bank, Bruyere Foundation, Ottawa Humane Society and Christie Lake Kids.
How can I apply to become a HOPE Recipient Charity?
Watch the HOPE website for the application posting around the last week of August. Recipient Charities are voted by the HOPE Membership after qualified charities are screened in for the vote. Last year’s application is up for review and reference at www.hopehelps.com.
Who benefits from HOPE WinterFest?
Our HOPE Foundation, which gives out funding by way of bursaries throughout the year to programs such as the Event Management at Algonquin College, will be the focus of the WinterFest funding. This allows HOPE to give out to worthy programs year round.
How many people play at HOPE SummerFest?
HOPE Volleyball SummerFest attracts more than 10,000 players who participate on 1,032 teams in 4 divisions that play on 86 courts using 162 volleyballs – all in one day.
How many people play at HOPE WinterFest?
64 teams of 8 players will participate in 2 divisions (Recreational & Competitive) on indoor volleyball courts.
How many corporate teams play at HOPE SummerFest?
Approximately 200 Corporate Teams will participate in the Corporate Division.
How can I volunteer at HOPE?
Over 1,100 Volunteers will be on site to make this event happen. To volunteer, register online at www.hopehelps.com or you can donate to us throughout the year, which helps us support our worthy charity recipients.
What about the HOPE SummerFest concert?
20,000 spectators will come out for sun, fun, and non-stop live Canadian entertainment in the HOPE Amphitheatre from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
When does HOPE SummerFest start?
Team arrivals begin at 7:00 a.m. Competitive Division Play begins at 8:00 a.m. Recreational Division Play begins at 9:00 a.m.
When do the HOPE SummerFest bars open?
The equivalent of 52,200 cans will be served. Bar Service begins at 11:00 a.m.
What else is there at HOPE SummerFest?
Vendor Village provides lots to see and do for spectators and participants and chances to win great prizes.
What’s the best way to get to HOPE SummerFest?
HOPE encourages participants to bicycle to the event, provides supervised parking in the onsite bike compound, as well as HOPE Shuttle bus service to the beach from Carleton University.
Can I borrow nets from HOPE?
Unfortunately, no. We do not lend out any of our equipment due to liability and they are our ‘main ingredient’ to our event. For a list of local companies that will provide pricing for you, please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I become a sponsor of HOPE?
Take a look at all the great supporters of HOPE on the sponsor page, here on the website and contact email@example.com to get more information on the various levels of sponsorship that are available.
How can I be a food vendor/exhibitor at HOPE?
We are currently only able to have vendors and exhibitors at HOPE SummerFest, but review last year’s application for what is involved on the Vendor tab on our website.
Noise induced Hearing Loss?
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I still have questions; how can I find out more?
Further information and details on the HOPE Volleyball SummerFest can be found at www.hopehelps.com or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.