Playing for a good cause: Seven teams, only one winner and a pie?

Relay for Life Volleyball Tournament!

On Saturday, June 14th RPJ hosted a volleyball tournament and pie in-YO-face fundraiser. Seven teams and a group of dedicated volunteers gathered at Aiea High School to support a good cause, Relay for Life Magic Island (an event for The American Cancer Society).
The tournament began as volunteers took their place announcing the line up, refereeing the games, watching the lines, and keeping score. The teams consisted of Block Party, Photo Bombers, Rally for Life, Whateva, Momo, Traci, and One Bento. While the tournament went on inside the gym, outside the gym attendees could purchase pies for $10 each to pie an individual of their choice. Watching people react before and after being pied was quite entertaining and a hilarious sight. Some people even got pied more than once!
After several rounds of continuous play, the final match came down to team Whateva versus team Traci. Each team put their best effort on the court, but team Whateva prevailed and ended up taking the win of $300. In the spirit of giving, team Whateva took back their entry fees of $105 and graciously donated the remaining prize money back to Relay for Life. The remaining teams received snack packs as a consolation prize. As the day came to an end, the teams gathered their belongings; meanwhile volunteers broke down the tables and chairs and cleaned up the pie mess.

After all the planning, hard work, and awesome turnout, RPJ was able to raise $882.67 for Relay for Life! Thank you to all the participants and volunteers who showed their support for the event. A special Mahalo to Jay Raymundo for his generous donation of $300 and to Nathan Martin for donating the snack packs. This event could not have been a success without your help and dedication to a great cause.

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About RPJ Hawaii

The Rising Phoenix Junior Chamber of Commerce (RPJ) is a leadership development organization for individuals ages 21-40. Members develop leadership skills through the planning and management of various projects and events in three key areas: community development, business development, and individual development. RPJ is one of nine chapters of the Hawaii Junior Chamber, and it is affiliated with the United States Junior Chamber and Junior Chamber International (JCI).
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