Londoners got the chance to play a summer sport on a cold snowy night in the Forest City while raising money for a good cause.
March for dimes Canada hosted a charity indoor beach volleyball tournament last Friday night at London’s own Spike’s Indoor beach volleyball courts, where each player raised money to help support children and adults with physical disabilities.
This was their 2nd annual tournament where a total of 5500 dollars was raised for March of Dimes far surpassing last year’s total of 4000.
The March for dimes crew is even raising the bar higher for next year’s event, 2018’s goal is to reach 10-tousand dollars and to include 12 teams instead of this year’s 6 teams.
“This event is raising money for the Assessable Devices program,” said Local Business Owner Mike Mulligan who was also chosen as this events spokesperson. “So it helps people with different disabilities get funding for things like wheelchairs and other medical equipment.”
March for dimes has been around in Canada since 1949, they originally started as mother’s going door to door collecting dimes for fundraising to find a cure for polio.
After the polio vaccine was created back in 1955, March of dimes shifted their growing organisation’s efforts over to helping people with physical disabilities.
With This year’s Spikes for Dime’s becoming a slamming success, beating this goal of 5000 by 500 dollars and allowing some Londoners come together to get their minds off the snow and on the sand with a good cause benefitting, this is one young London event that is expecting to grow for years to come.