Volo City Kids Week

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Spring 2018

May 22 – June 2nd

Get Involved

PLAY

…in events all Kids Week long!

SPONSOR

…a Volo Kid for only $30!

PLEDGE

…your time or money, both are needed!

Boston, We Need Your Help!

Play With Purpose

79% of the Volo City Kids Foundation is funded by Volo City’s adult leagues. It’s what make sets us apart – we play so kids can play for free! Where else do you have the opportunity to play a game with your friends, meet new people, while making a positive change in your community?

Together we make a difference, but there is more we can do! The need for free quality leagues for Baltimore youth grows more and more every day. This season, we are challenging our players to help us raise $1,000 in one week! Luckily, we make it easy for you to donate! In addition to the traditional methods, we accept donations via PayPal and Venmo.

Did you know that 70% of kids quit sports due to high costs, excessively competitive environments, and the pressure to specialize too early? Your donation will go towards equipment, fields, curriculum development, referees, team t-shirts, and healthy meals for every Volo Kid!  Whether you donate time, skill, or money, know that you are actively making a difference. You are changing lives and improving your community

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KIDS WEEK EVENTS WINTER 2018

Kickball:

Buy-a-run

How it works:
Teams must buy the runs before the game begins as it will count immediately. For example, if one team purchases two goals and the other chooses not to, the game will start as 2-0. If both teams decide to purchase two goals, the game will start as 2-2.

ONLY $10 PER GOAL – Maximum of 2 goals can be purchased per game.

Where to Play:

Tuesday – Ebersol Field – 6/19

Tuesday – Moakley Park – 6/20

Wednesday – Ebersol Field –

Wednesday – Danehy – 5/23

Wednesday – Moakley – 6/20

Thursday – Gore – 6/7

Thursday – Moakley – 6/21

Thursday – Barry Playground – 6/21

Friday – Boston Commons – 6/8

Sunday – Gore Park – 5/20

Sunday – Dilboy – 5/20

Sunday – Boston Cmmons – 6/17

Sunday – Kickball – 7/1

Basketball:

Half Shot Hot Shot

How it works: Players sign up individually. Each player gets ONE or THREE SHOTS to make a half court shot!

$10 for One Shot | $20 for Three Shots – Winners receive a FREE SBS league!

Where to Play:

Tuesday – Pope John – 6/12

Wednesday – YMCA – 6/6

Wednesday – Shady Hill – 6/6

Thursday – Shady Hill – 6/21

Beach Volleyball:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Carson Beach – 5/21. 5/22. 5/23, 5/24, 5/25, 5/26, 5/27

Volleyball:

Monday – Catherdral – 5/21

Monday – Simmons – 5/22

Tuesday – YMCA – 5/14

Tuesday – Simmons – 5/14

Wednesday – Assembly Row – 6/20

Thursday – Simmons – 5/17

Thursday – YMCA – 5/17

Thursday – Assembly Row – 6/21

Sunday – Assembly Row – 6/17

Cornhole:

Airmail Cornhole

The goal is simple: Get it in the hole!

How it works:
Players sign up individually. There will be 8 rounds of play (fewer if we get a winner sooner!). Round one players will have 8 bags (aka 8 chances) to get a bag in the hole. Players who score move on to the next round. Round 2-8 a bag will be taken away each round (round 2: 7 bags, round 3: 6 bags, etc), giving players fewer chances to score and increasing the competition!

ONLY $5 TO ENTER – Last player standing WINS half the pot of money. The other half goes directly to the kids!

Where to Play:

Tuesday – Greenway – 6/12

Wednesday – Down the Road – 5/16

Wednesday – Seapoint – 5/16

Wednesday – Towne – 6/6

Thursday – Carson – 6/14

Thursday – Greenway – 6/14

Thursday – Assembly Row – 6/21

Sunday – Assembly Row – 6/17

 

Dodgeball:

Accuracy Challenge

How it works:
Compete in an accuracy test before or after your scheduled game. Do you have what it takes to dodge, dip, dive, duck, and dodge your way to the grand prize?

Compete in 1 accuracy challenge before or after your game. Winner receives a free league

ONLY $5  TO PLAY (and $5 + to buy back in the first round)!

Where to Play:

Monday – Together In Motion – 5/21

Wednesday – Together In Motion – 5/16

 

We will also be instituting a “Face Shot Tax” for every headshot thrown during our dodgeball leagues.

Skeeball:

High Roller Competition

How it works:
Players sign up individually. Each player gets one round of skeeball (9 balls) to score the highest score possible. Whoever scores the highest points in one round, wins!

ONLY $5 TO ENTER !

Where to Play: 

Dark Horse – Thursday

Hub Pub – Wednesday

 

Yoga:

Donation Yoga Flow Class for the kids

How it works:
Thursday, 3/8th for a all levels yoga flow class at Achieve Fitness is Somerville. Class is free to sign up, and requires a $10 cash or venmo donation at the door. ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE VOLO CITY KIDS FOUNDATION!

Sign Up Here

Where: 

Achieve Fitness, Somerville

 

Check back to see if your league is participating and for more details!

KIDS WEEK EVENTS WINTER 2018

  • Kickball: Buy-a-run
  • Basketball: Half-court-Challenge
  • Bowling: High Score Challenge
  • Cornhole: Airmail / Buy-Perfect-Score
  • Dodgeball: Accuracy Challenge
  • Skeeball: Buy-A-reSkee
  • Yoga: Donation Yoga Flow

Check back to see if your league is participating and for more details!

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What is the Volo City Kids Foundation?

The Volo City Kids Foundation began in the spring of 2015 as a passion project for Giovanni Marcantoni, CEO of Volo City. We remove the barriers to participation for those who need the opportunity the most. We provide free, organized play within the community. In addition to the weekly practice and game coaching, we provide postgame meals that give players and parents the opportunity to meet others within the community as well as connect with our volunteers. The best part? We make it easy to connect you to your community – as simple as Click. Play. Enjoy.

Volo City represents more than a game, we are a movement. We wish to connect more meaningfully with each other, and not through a screen. We are people looking for something deeper than a “like” or a swipe to the right. We are a grassroots uprising, helping people connect and share their experiences without a digital platform. 

Volo City Kids we understand that no one knows a community better than the people who actually live there. We intentionally partner with organizations doing similar work and help them expand their reach to serve more kids and families. Within two years of us offering free quality kids leagues, we have had over 250 volunteers to coach and expanded from Baltimore into five other cities. Most importantly, we have changed the lives of over 3,500 kids all over the United States!

Volunteer

Not only do our volunteers get to play and teach kids a sport for an afternoon, but they also get to play in any Volo City league for free. Yes, you read that right- FREE leagues for volunteers! Can’t make it? There are SO many other ways to get involved! Everything from donating to participating in Kids Week events supports the Volo City Kids Foundation. For more information on what you can do, please see your league’s host, check out www.volocityfoundation.org, or email taylor@volocity.org

Participate in Kids Week Events

We understand that life can get crazy. You want to get involved and coach, but don’t have the time and low on funds? Once a season we dedicate an entire week to raising funds and awareness of the Volo City Kids Foundation. All you have to do to is play in your weekly league – we have events going on all over the city! Keep checking back as we update our festivities for Kids Week!

Donate

The Volo City Kids Foundation is our 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that provides sports leagues in each of our cities for kids ages 6-12 years of all genders, abilities, and backgrounds to play at zero cost to their families. Our mission is to create opportunities for social interactions that strengthen communities and provide economic impact. Specifically, by providing free leagues and free meals to kids in our community.

79% of the Volo City Kids Foundation is funded by Volo City’s adult leagues. The power to positively affect our Baltimore community is what drives our company. Whether you donate time, skill, or money, know that you are actively helping your community!