After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament benefiting Children’s Cancer Connection. While we regret having to make this decision, we feel that it would not be possible to safely hold the tournament in the current COVID environment.
Events like Maddy’s are vital to the mission of Children’s Cancer Connection, and while cancelling the tournament is in the best interest of our participants, more importantly this now means a loss of about $30,000 to Children’s Cancer Connection. While COVID-19 has caused a lot of cancellations and shutdowns in our community, COVID-19 didn’t cancel 43 kids every day receiving a cancer diagnosis, or the needs of the 648 children and their families that Children’s Cancer Connection is serving right now. These kids and their families still need our support. Please consider donating the equivalent of your registration fee ($40/person or $240 for a team of six) so that we can help the CCC’s programming continue. To make a donation, go to: https://childrenscancerconnection.org/donate.html. You can add “Maddy’s Volleyball” to the “Note Regarding Donation” field if you would like.
Although we may not be holding the tournament, we are still planning on holding a silent auction to raise additional funds for CCC. If you our your business would like to donate any items to the silent auction, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your team has already registered, please consider directing your registration as a donation to Children’s Cancer Connection, serving families affected by childhood cancer in the state. If you prefer your registration fee be refunded, we will graciously accommodate your request. Please reach out to Sarah Jungers, Director of Donor Engagement at CCC (Sarah@ChildrensCancerConnection.org or 515-243-6239) with your preference.
For any of our committed sponsors, Sarah Jungers, Matthew Johnson (also with CCC), or Josh Ervasti will be reaching out to you in the coming weeks to discuss your sponsorship funds and how they can be reallocated in a way that is meaningful to you.
Thank you for your continued support of Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament and Children’s Cancer Connection! We look forward to seeing you all when at the tournament in 2021!
Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament Committee