Recovery Without Walls (RWW) hosted its First Annual Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, June 15 at 9:00am -3:00 pm at the Sea Crest Beach Resort in North Falmouth. Major sponsors for the event were Cape Cod Five, New Balance Falmouth Road Race, and the Sea Crest Beach Resort which hosted the tournament.
Unlike most single-focus charity events, this tournament benefited not only RWW, but also helped 20 other Falmouth/Cape based charities. Teams played for one of 20 non-profit organizations. A pool of money was set aside so that all recipient charities received a financial prize.
“By opening this tournament to many non-profit groups, we believe we can foster an added excitement and energy and facilitate opportunities for organizations to learn about each other and potentially partner together, stated Bill Dougherty, RWW Director and event organizer. “This event celebrates the wonderful spirit of voluntarism in Falmouth and on the Cape,” Dougherty added. He is urging the community to come out and support their favorite non-profit, in a fun-filled, outdoor event.
Details of the Event
Five courts, twenty teams and three divisions: open women, Falmouth/Cape families and Falmouth/Cape business.
Each team will played for a charity of their choice; some of the recipient charities were: Samaritans, Compassionate Cares ALS, Neighborhood Falmouth, Team Maureen, Cape Cod Center for Women, Falmouth Military Support Group, Together We Can, Audible Local Ledger, Wings for Falmouth Families, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the Falmouth Service Center.
Court sponsors were Executive Auto-Michael Hickey, and Integrity Systems/ Integrity Healthcare-Paul & Robin Dugas.
Team sponsors included: Hanlon Shoes, Cape Cod Five, Slade Mortgage Co., Beatrice A. Bunker Architecture, Quarterdeck Restaurant, Seafood Sams, Sopranos and the Raw Bar, Dermatology of Cape Cod, LBS Realty Group, New Wave Printing, Sea Crest Beach Resort, Market Street Bookstore, West Falmouth Market.
The planning committee members for the event were Betsy Hike, Marie Liska, Paul and Josh Dugas, Amanda Brown, Bob Silvia, Michelle Gregory and Bill Dougherty.
Referees included: Kevin and Jen Pease, Bill Andrade, Ralph Herbst, Craig DaMario, and other local sport enthusiasts.
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Recovery without Walls is a Falmouth-based nonprofit, providing transitional services to women reentering the community following substance abuse treatment. In the past eight years, RWW has assisted over 300 women in various stages of recovery. RWW is funded by athletic events, grants, and individual and organization donations. RWW has been awarded the Red Cross Heroes Award and chosen by Cape Cod Life magazine as one of the charities “making a difference” on Cape Cod. The RWW website, recoverywithoutwalls.org, is monitored and maintained by the women who are clients of RWW. RWW annually partners with Kings Grant Racquet Club in Cotuit to present one of the premier women’s tennis tournaments in Southern New England and also with the New Balance Falmouth Road Race with a ten-member running team. RWW was awarded the 2013 Commendation Award from Falmouth Human Services.
For more information, to sponsor, or to make a donation to the prize pool, contact RWW at 774-392-4180 or click here.