2021 Spikes for Tykes

   
 

Spikes has been a big success for over 33 years because of the generosity and involvement of businesses, individuals, students, and Rotarians that have helped raise over $900,000 since it began. In 2019 we had over 40 playing teams and over 100 sponsors who donated their time, talents, and athleticism. In spite of COVID-19, we are proud to announce that for 2020  we reached our goal of $50,000 that went directly to worthy causes and programs in Brookfield, Elm Grove, and throughout Southeast Wisconsin and the world. If you donated or took part in Spikes this past year, we THANK YOU for helping to make this one-day event a day that will impact others for a lifetime.

This year's Event Chairperson, Elmbrook Rotarian Mike Hogan, thanks everyone who was a sponsor, made a donation, or volunteered to make the 33rd year of Spikes a huge success. Together, we will continue to make Spikes bigger and better each year! Hope to see you in 2021!


If you haven't participated in Spikes and want to learn more before next year's event, read on . . .
 
What is Spikes for Tykes? Spikes is THE major fundraiser of the Elmbrook Rotary Club and is a fun-filled day of volleyball. Started in 1988, it initially benefited Polio Plus, a Rotary International initiative to eradicate polio worldwide. Since then the proceeds have been directed to the Child Abuse Prevention Fund, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, and now to numerous charitable causes. Since inception, Spikes has raised over $900,000. See the organizations that benefited from donations raised at the 2019 event.


The volleyball part is mostly recreational and FUN, where each registered team plays for one hour against a team they have requested or a team assigned based on skill level. Teams are fielded by local businesses, local high school teams and clubs, church groups, families, friends, and Rotary and other service clubs.

 

Spikes is a time for team building. The officers of your club, members of your team or staff, or employees of your company will bond as a team during this event. Couple the volleyball with a picnic or snacks to complete the day. Food and beverages are available at the picnic shelter.
 

  WHERE DO THE TEAMS COME FROM?


Our sponsors include large and small businesses, organizations and individuals who field one or more teams at $150.00 per team.  Sponsors may donate $150.00 without organizing a team, BUT WE ENCOURAGE ALL SPONSORS TO HAVE PLAYING TEAMS.  (Each playing team receives 6 long-sleeve Spikes for Tykes commemorative T-shirts, and each youth team sponsor receives a T-shirt.)
 

  HOW DO WE RAISE OUR FUNDS


Spikes funds come from sponsorships, plus concessions and a raffle on event day. In addition to the team sponsorships, major sponsorships, ranging from Silver Sponsor to Participating Sponsor, are encouraged. 

If you are interested in making a donation to Spikes for Tykes, you can either click here to Donate Now and make a contribution by credit card or you can write a check payable to "Elmbrook Rotary Foundation", and mail it to:

Elmbrook Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 1014
Brookfield, WI 53008-1014

 

  WHEN AND WHERE?


Spikes 2021 will be held on Saturday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. at Mitchell Park in Brookfield, Wisconsin. This location provides a great family atmosphere that’s perfect for spending a day in the park. Click here for a map with the event location. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, the 34th annual Spikes for Tykes volleyball event will be transformed to a 3k walk which will allow for continued social distancing. The walk will be followed by a casual Picnic Celebration after the fundraising has been completed. For more information, please contact the 2021 Event Chair: Mike Hogan at mjhogan53213@gmail.com

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