In 2007, after the cancer diagnosis of a member’s 3-year old niece Maddy, Business Architects, a Des Moines networking business group became very interested in finding a way to make a difference in the life of this little girl and in the lives of other children and their families who face a cancer diagnosis. Driven by their desire to give back to the communities in which they serve, Business Architects partnered with Children’s Cancer Connection (formerly The Heart Connection Children’s Cancer Programs) to hold the 1st Annual Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament. Business Architects felt strongly about providing financial support for the many programs and services that Children’s Cancer Connection provides to children, and their families, battling childhood cancer.
From the first tournament in 2007, The Coconut Castaways have played a vital part in providing volunteers to help with the success of the tournament. With some of their members having a personal interest in supporting Children’s Cancer Connection, The Coconut Castaways have been the official host of the tournament since 2009.
On August 25, 2018, The Coconut Castaways are proud to host the 12th Annual Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament benefiting Children’s Cancer Connection.
As we begin our efforts in making this year’s tournament another success, the tournament committee would like to thank the many teams, businesses, and volunteers for their support of Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament. As a result of your efforts, over $177,700 in proceeds have been raised for Children’s Cancer Connection through Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament!
This year, we hope to bring the total amount raised since 2007 to over $250,000!! So, we invite you, and all those interested in aiding our efforts to bring joy to the lives of the children and their families with a cancer diagnosis, to join us on August 26, 2017, for another day of games, fun, and camaraderie. We look forward to your participation and continued support.