Thank you to all volunteers, participants, donors, sponsors and cheerleaders for supporting the 8th Spike Out Sepsis Columbus! We had a record number of 38 teams, and raised over $30,000 for sepsis awareness.
Congratulations to our Champions, the Little Kicks!
Stay tuned for the 2017 date announcement.
Spike Out Sepsis 2016 - June 25 at Woodlands Backyard.
Spike Out Sepsis is a unique 6-on-6 sand volleyball tournament designed to raise awareness and funds for Sepsis Alliance. Sometimes called blood poisoning, sepsis is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. Sepsis Alliance aims to raise awareness in both patients and healthcare providers.
Last year's Spike Out Sepsis was a smashing success. This year we will again be taking over The Woodlands Backyard in Columbus, OH for the 2016 Spike Out Sepsis Championship.
Team Registration: The Team Captain will need to "Create a Team" and pay the $250 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.
Team fundraisers: Each team has their very own fundraising page. The team that raises the most money by June 25 will receive a FREE registration for 2017. Plus, all funds go directly to Sepsis Alliance to support awareness programs across the country. For fundraising tips and ideas, click here.
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 ($10 first use, then increase by $5 each time after) – Last point does not count and is replayed.
- Do overs start at $10 but go up by $5 ($10 then $15 then $20 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: Check out the SOS2016 rules.
Spike Out Sepsis Shirts - Order now! Limited edition SOS2016 gear for the whole family.
Auction Items - We will have a variety of items available as part of the silent auction. If you'd like to donate an item for the auction, please email Savannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 that can be downloaded here. Please contact Savannah at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You don't have to play to have fun! We will have a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, kids activities, food and drinks.
Thank you to our sponsors:
National Contributing Sponsors