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
HOPE Volleyball SummerFest is the largest outdoor one-day beach volleyball tournament in North America
What’s different this year at HOPE?
We’re thrilled to have Big Rig Brewery as our Title Sponsor & exclusive provider of beer for the next 3 years!
When and where is Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest?
The 35th annual Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest takes place Saturday July 15th, 2017 at Mooney’s Bay Beach, Ottawa, Ontario.
When and where is HOPE WinterFest?
HOPE Volleyball WinterFest takes place Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at Le Dome @ Louis Riel (1659 Bearbrook Road, Ottawa, ON)
What does HOPE do?
Big Rig Brewery presents 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 Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest?
2017 Recipient Charities are: Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa, Children at Risk, Dress for Success Ottawa National Capital Region, Shepherds of Good Hope, Ottawa Community Housing Foundation and Waupoos Foundation .
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 Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball 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 Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest?
Approximately 200 Corporate Teams will participate in the Corporate Division.
How can I volunteer at Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest?
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 Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest concert?
Close to 15,000 spectators will come out for sun, fun, and non-stop live Canadian entertainment in the HOPE Mainstage from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00p.m.
Children aged 9 and under are admitted to the festival free of charge when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Children aged 10 and above will need tickets for entrance in the licensed areas.
When does Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball 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 Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest’s bars start serving alcohol?
The equivalent of 52,200 cans will be served. Bar Service begins at 11:00 a.m.
What else is there to do at Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball 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 Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball 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 Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest?
We are currently only able to have vendors and exhibitors at HOPE SummerFest not at HOPE WinterFest, but review last year’s application for what is involved on the Vendor tab on our website.
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I still have questions; how can I find out more?
Further information and details on the Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest can be found at www.hopehelps.com or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.