“HOPE is a volunteer, not-for-profit, event management organization that raises funds for community-based charities and has fun doing so” – HOPE’s mission statement
HOPE’s flagship Volleyball SummerFest event combines recreational volleyball with live rock entertainment. Each year, more than 25,000 players and spectators flock to Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa for the greatest summer party in the region. These participants have helped HOPE donate over $3.5 million in support of more than 110 local charities. Not bad for a group of friends that wanted to make a difference.
HOPE is pleased to announce our first HOPE Volleyball WinterFest event as a “Warm Up to HOPE” on March 14th, 2015 at Le Dome @ Louis Riel. Le Dome @ Louis Riel is the largest dome in North America and will accommodate 64 teams to help us continue to give back to the Ottawa community throughout the year.
These many successes are made possible because of the support of several committed stakeholders. First, and foremost, HOPE is a volunteer led and driven organization. It depends on the efforts of an active board of directors, a membership body, and a core planning team of some forty individuals who, in turn, manage close to 1200 event-day volunteers. The volunteers are assisted by a small, dedicated staff of three. HOPE is also extremely fortunate to count on the generous and continued suppport of its stellar family of corporate partners as well as the City of Ottawa.
The inspiration that led to HOPE’s founding thirty-two years ago continues to guide us today. Now as then, the goal is to serve our community by serving up fun.