WINNIPEG — An annual summer volleyball tournament is back in a big way with 280 registered teams.
Organizers of Super-Spike revealed Wednesday the event has 2,100 players set to hit the sandy courts this weekend at Maple Grove Rugby Park.
The tournament — the largest of its kind in western Canada — had to take a two-year hiatus owing to the pandemic. Aside from the action on the sand, the weekend will include a concert series set in a festival atmosphere. Canadian stars Delaney Jane and Rêve will headline the main stage.
Non-tournament weekend passes are still available for purchase for $35 online.
The 19th annual Super-Spike has raised more than $1.3 million to date for local non-profits. Funds raised from this year’s event will go to support Volleyball Manitoba and their grassroots programs, United Way Winnipeg through the event’s 50/50 raffle, and Shine Toba, a fundraising arm for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.
Super-Spike runs July 22-23.