AVP Cares serves as the AVP’s main charitable beneficiary. Introduced in the 2013 season, AVP Cares is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that works with various groups that produce positive change for the community and the environment.
In its inaugural season, 100% of proceeds donated to AVP Cares went to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. AVP Cares raises money using various fundraising initiatives such as silent auctions, autograph sessions, and raffles on-site during tournament weekends.
To promote the partnership with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, AVP Cares hosted a Pro/Am 4-on-4 match on Stadium Court at four of the seven 2013 tour stops, including the smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach. Each Pro/Am team featured an AVP pro and three cancer survivors and/or fighters, playing one set to 15 points on the big stage. AVP pros showing their support were 2012 Olympic silver medalist April Ross, 2-time Olympian Jake Gibb, Jennifer Fopma, Tri Bourne, Priscilla Lima, Ryan Doherty, Kathryn Piening and Mark Burik.
Stay tuned for upcoming fundraising events benefitting AVP Cares and our partner organizations!
For questions or inquiries regarding AVP Cares, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org