As you may be aware, MWVA held the Maddison Delaney Fundraising Tournament on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre at Warriewood, to provide members of the club with an opportunity to show their support for one of our up and coming superstars, Maddison (Maddi) Delaney, after she was diagnosed with Leukaemia upon returning from the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships in late 2016.
What started out with the aim of attracting a few of our social teams for a hit around before the competitions resumed for 2017 turned into a full blown event, with an astounding 21 teams from across NSW registering for the one-day event, including the majority of Maddi’s NSW Under 17s team, as well as another team comprising most of the 2016 NSW Coaches.
Following on from this, we then received some extremely generous donations to use as prizes for a raffle, including a Volleyroos Jersey signed by the Australian Men’s Team and a volleyball merchandise pack from NSW Volleyball, two volleyball equipment packs from the awesome team at Australian Volleyball Warehouse, and a $100 Dining Voucher from our friends at Persia Belle Café, as well as many other prizes.
All in all, after 10 hours of competition, and numerous games of volleyball played in a friendly and social manner, the day came to a close with the girl of the moment being there to present medals to the winning teams and draw the winners of the raffle.
A special thank you must be extended to the following organisations whose extreme generosity made the day such a success:
• Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre who allowed use of the venue almost free of charge for the day;
• Jacksons Awards who provided Gold and Silver medals free of charge for each of the 3 divisions;
• Australian Volleyball Warehouse who not only provided the raffle prizes, but also donated 8 pairs of knee pads for the winning team in each division;
There are plenty of other people who donated prizes for the raffle, however there are too many to acknowledge them all individually. To these people (you know who you are), we say thank you.
Thank you all for your support of this amazing event. The total amount raised throughout the day was a whopping $6,971.39 – all of which will has been deposited directly into the Delaney bank account to assist Maddi and the family with transitioning her back into “normal” life once her treatment is complete.
On behalf of Manly Warringah Volleyball Association and the Delaney family, a thank you to each and every person for their contributions to making the day such a humbling and resounding success!