We can't believe it, but we're already hosting our 6th annual co-ed 6s tourney in support of Grandview Kids, and in memory of the bravest little girl we ever knew. We're hoping that you'll reserve the first Sunday in May (May 5) as the day that you'll 'Play for Kay,' and help us give back to the agency that supported Kaylyn Christopher, her family, and so many other children & families in need - Grandview Children's Centre (or Grandview Kids)!
In 2007, Kaylyn was born with a rare genetic condition called partial trisomy 16p+; a reality that would, optimistically, see her survive for only 6 months. But Kaylyn - being the fighter she was - baffled doctors with her spirit and happiness through 6 amazingly full years of experiences, love and support from her family (Stacey, Shane, and little sister Zoey), their friends, and the amazing staff at Grandview Kids.
Kay's father, Shane (a close friend of the Invado family and long-time volleyball player & OCAA coach), said that "Grandview gave Kaylyn opportunities the doctors said she would never have. Her quality of life was better because of the people at Grandview and we are extremely thankful. They completely changed her life, and ours. Everything the doctors said she wouldn't do - she did." Grandview Kids supports so many children and families - and now it's our opportunity to give back.
So, let's bring everyone together, once again, in May this year and honour Kay through something 'near and dear' to the Christopher family - volleyball!
You can register on your own (only $30!), with a friend, or as a co-ed 6s team (4 guys + 2 girls...and only $180!) for this day of fun, complete with separate divisions for ALL LEVELS OF PLAY (elite - competitive - intermediate - and recreational). As with all Invado community tournaments, we'll be donating $50 from each 'team' fee and $10 from each 'individual' fee directly to the Grandview Children's Foundation - so the more teams & players we have...the more we raise!
NOTE: start times will be set based on the number of teams playing within each division, so please ensure that you/your teammates are available from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm - just in case!
Three ways to register: 1 - CLICK the ‘Register’ button & proceed through our secure online payment process...2 - CALL 1-877-9-INVADO (1-877-946-8236), & have your credit card handy...or 3 - TRANSFER your payment, via online banking, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to add 13% (HST) and to list your name, email address, and the full name of the event - including the city, if applicable - in the 'comments' section of your transfer - thanks!