Save the date - June 23, 2018!!
See pictures from the 2017 Spike Out Sepsis tournament.
The 9th annual Spike Out Sepsis is a unique 6-on-6 sand volleyball tournament designed to raise awareness and funds for Sepsis Alliance.
This year we will again be taking over The Woodlands Backyard in Columbus, OH for the 2017 Spike Out Sepsis Championship.
Format: 8 pools, with 4 teams each will play round robin. The winner of the pool will move on to the championship round. Teams should play a minimum of 3 games. This year, we are limiting the number of teams to 32, so register early to guarantee your spot!
Team Registration: The Team Captain will need to "Create a Team" and pay the $300 registration fee to fully reserve their team's spot. Registration includes 7 t-shirts for team members. Once the team fundraising page is created, individuals can then "Join a Team." The Team Captain will receive all email communications and will be responsible for passing on the information to team members, and gathering t-shirt sizes. (shirt design here)
Team Fundraising Contest: Each team has their very own fundraising page. The top three fundraising teams will receive a gift card to Woodlands to help pay for the team's food and bar tab. Plus, all funds go directly to Sepsis Alliance to support awareness programs across the country. For fundraising tips and ideas, click here. Winners will be determined by which teams have the most funds on their online fundraising page by 5pm on Friday, June 9.
Lifelines: The funds raised by your team will be available to purchase lifelines during the tournament. If you raise $300, you will be able to use all $300 during the day of the tournament. Pricing information for the lifelines will be available soon. Lifelines are:
- On the other hand, you’re really bad at volleyball ($5) – Opponent must serve with opposite hand for one serve.
- Are you just going to sit there and take that? ($5) – Receiving team has to start in sitting position and can’t get up until the ball is served
- Just take your ball and go home ($5) – Purchaser can choose one player on opposing team to sit out one point
- Let’s try that again ($20 first use, then increase by $10 each time after) – Last point does not count and is replayed.
- Do overs start at $20 but go up by $10 ($20 then $30 then $40 and so on) every time they are used DURING A MATCH. Pricing of the do-overs does not reset with a new game in a match.
Lifelines are used during pool play. No lifelines can be used during the championship round.
BONUS - Receive free lifeline money by signing up your team early! The earlier you sign up, the larger your bonus.
Unique rules to maximize fun and hide lack of athletic skills: Click here to review tournament rules and share with your teammates.
Spike Out Sepsis Shirts - Limited edition SOS2017 gear for the whole family. Team registration includes 7 shirts. If you need more, or aren't playing on a team but want a shirt, you may pre-order them online.
Sponsorship opportunities – Our SOS sponsorship packages offer businesses and individuals an opportunity to gain exposure as outstanding members and supporters of our community. We have developed a set of sponsorships for all budgets and commitment levels. Please contact Savannah at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and become a sponsor.
Volunteer - If you'd like to volunteer to help set up, keep score, or anything in between, please contact Savannah at email@example.com.
Thank you to our sponsors:
National Presenting Sponsor
National Contributing Sponsor