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2010 “Spike for HOPE ChallengeSM

In 2007, AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) joined forces with PADRES in the fight against childhood cancer by hosting the first annual Spike for HOPESM Celebrity Volleyball Match. The event took place in Hermosa Beach, CA where thousands of spectators came out to support their favorite celebrities and AVP pro players to help raise funds for PADRES. With the success of the event and AVP’s commitment to community, PADRES was named AVP’s charitable partner for the 2010 National Tour for another year.

With AVP’s support, the Spike for HOPE ChallengeSM campaign was created to help raise awareness about childhood cancer within the beach community and also to raise funds for PADRES programs and services. AVPCares, the charitable division of the organization, launched the new cause marketing and fundraising campaign on April 1, 2010 that will close at the end of the season in Los Angeles, CA this fall.

If you would like to learn more about supporting the Spike for HOPE ChallengeSM as an individual or company or if you would like to become an event sponsor for the Spike for HopeSM Celebrity Volleyball Match which will be held on July 17, 2010 at North Side of Hermosa Beach, 1286 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, the please contact Suzanne Gonzalez at 818.980.0208 x 234 or by email at

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