EKVC Serves for A Clear View

Submitted by EKFH on 11-05-2012

Cranbrook, BC… The East Kootenay Volleyball Club (EKVC) recently held a Servathon to raise funds for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) – “A Clear View” campaign. The EKVC was pleased to provide the EKFH with a $1400 donation!

The EKVC (established in 1998) offers volleyball club programs for boys and girls aged 12-18 from throughout the East Kootenay region. This year the EKVC had over 200 participating members on 16 different teams. The teams compete in the Alberta Volleyball Association league against other club programs from Alberta.

The Servathon idea was created by EKVC President Steve Kamps. “With the size of our club and the community support we have received we felt it was time to give back to a special cause” commented Kamps. Each registered EKVC athlete had the opportunity to collect pledges for completed serves (25 attempts) at the Servathon event. Half of the proceeds were donated to the Clear View Campaign and the other half was used to cover the travel expenses for the athlete’s attending the Alberta Provincial Championships. On behalf of the EKVC I would like to thank the community for the pledges to support this fundraising campaign.

A special thanks also to the EKVC’s major sponsors, Teck Cominco and East Kootenay Credit Union whose support provides a reduction in fees for the athletes.

East Kootenay Foundation for Health is privileged to receive support from the East Kootenay Volleyball Club and is ecstatic with the results. The next time your door bell rings and there is an athlete or student doing fundraising at your door, take a second to learn the dedication they are putting back into their community.

Sincere thanks to Steve Kamps for bringing this fun and different fundraiser in support of the digital mammography campaign.

Picture – Natalie Tepper (13U Girls), Donna Grainger (EKFH – Executive Director, Steve Kamps (EKVC- President), Sidney Pinch (13J girls) top girls pledge donation.  Missing from picture is Josh Singbeil (15U boys top boys pledge donation)