2018 IGNITE THE CURE CHARITY TOURNAMENT! This year we got to 103 teams and $6,350!! Thanks to all our sponsors and those that volunteered! IMPROVEMENTS: Last year we sent out a survey and there were some areas where we could improve the tournament. Some of our school gyms were less than ideal. This year we are renting only Victorium, KROC and NPX. All three venues are perfect locations for volleyball. Lots of room to serve and play, plenty of parking, snack bars/cafes, room for team camps. Traveling between gyms: all teams at KROC will stay at KROC. Less travel. Depending on team sign ups, there may be travel between NPX and Victorium - less than 15 minutes, all freeway. We will work to reduce travel as much as possible. Tournament dates: Last year we utilized Sunday as a tournament day, this year they are on Saturdays. Scoring: Last year we used our own version of the score sheet. This year we will use USAV score sheets and will have athletes/coaches there to help teach teams that are still learning how to keep score/libero tracking. So it ends up being a much better experience for the girls and they get extra practice on score/ref before heading into January region tournaments. No need for jerseys. Honor system in regards to rotations/substitutions. Supporting: We are so thankful that Ignite The Cure Charity Tournament raised $6350 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2018! We had 103 teams over 2 days ranging from 12’s to 18’s. It was an amazing experience and we can’t wait until this year! Donations over the past three years have reached $15,100!! This year all donations will go to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Last year one of our athletes, Kaitlin Slepian, was diagnosed with cancer right before tryouts. Her journey over the past year has been amazing and we would like to help give back to PCHF as they were a huge part of her recovery and treatment. She’s doing well and attending her first year at the University of Arizona. Learn more about Kaitlin’s amazing story here: https://www.facebook.com/KaitlinsCourage/ Money Raised to Date: 2016: $2,500 2017: $6,250 2018: $6,350 TOTAL: $15,100! 201820172016 2018 Our most successful tournament yet! 103 teams and we raised $6,350 for Phoenix Children's Hospital bringing our 3 year total to $15,100! Thank you to all our volunteers and those that donated! 2018 Final Standings 2017 84 teams and we raised $6,250 for Phoenix Children's Hospital bringing our 2 year total to $8,750! Thank you to all our volunteers and those that donated! 2017 Final Standings 2016 Our first year , 62 teams and we raised $2,500 for Hope Lodge! Thank you to all our volunteers and those that donated! Final Standings (unfortunately we were unable to provide results for 2016) 2016 ITC 2nd Place Gold Division - Lady Wolves2016 Bronze Division Winner - VOS CG 14 Red2016 Copper Division Winner - Hybrid 14U2016 Gold Division Winner - VOS Flagstaff 142016 Silver Division Winner - Tevo 14 Smack2016 Gold Division Winner - Ignite 12 Premiere Phoenix2016 Ignite The Cure - 12's Tournament One of the best run tournaments we’ve ever been to!Honestly, best run tournament we have participated in. Great job!5 Stars! We’ll be back next year for sure!We loved it!