MTS Super-Spike TEN Smashes Records With $115,000 Raised in Support of National Womens Volleyball Team!
Winnipeg – „MTS Super-Spike TEN presented by Bud Light‟, is thrilled to announce that it has smashed records again, raising an incredible $115,000 in support of the National Women‟s Team through this year‟s tenth anniversary event. A further record 278 teams took part in this year‟s MTS Super-Spike, which took place this past weekend (July 15th & 16th), at Maple Grove Rugby Park. Over 600 games of volleyball were played over the two day event, with ten different bands & various DJ‟s performing at what has become one of Manitoba‟s premiere summertime festival weekends.
"Super-Spike has again lived up to its track record of being one of the best annual events that Winnipeg has to offer," stated Event General Manager Greg Paseshnik. "We are thrilled with the event‟s growth and record registration numbers again this year, and most importantly with the large amount of money we were able to bring in to support our National Women‟s Team."
MTS Super-Spike, which combines Manitoba‟s largest outdoor/beach volleyball tournament with a weekend long concert series set in a festival atmosphere, has raised over $415,000 to date in support of the National Women‟s Volleyball Team. It has now become Team Canada Volleyball‟s biggest annual fundraiser of all time.
"A huge thanks goes out to all that participated in MTS Super-Spike this past weekend," said John Blacher, Director of Operations for the Team Canada Volleyball Centre. "Thanks to the volleyball players, spectators and especially to the organizing committee and volunteers, who made this event the incredible success that it was and has become over the years. The funds raised will significantly help to enhance the high performance environment and competitive opportunities for the Winnipeg based Women's National Team, as they strive towards their on court goals of success on the international stage, and this year specifically the goal of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics."
Special thanks to event title sponsor MTS, presenting sponsor Bud Light, and event sponsors Upper Deck Sports Bar, Appleton‟s Rum, Whisky Dix and Pieffe Design.