Volleyball Canada’s beach athletes find support on the ice!



IBI Group staff, friends and family recently joined members of Volleyball Canada’s women’s and men’s beach teams to celebrate in a unique way – on a curling rink in Toronto.

The creative fundraiser was one of a series of IBI events that have raised more than $16,000 in the past six months in support of Volleyball Canada’s amateur athletes.

“IBI is proud to support amateur athletes in their quest to represent Canada on the world stage,” said Laurence Lui, Transportation Planner at IBI Group and organizer of the curling fundraiser, “Our engagement in Transportation Planning for the Pan AM/Parapan Games makes this a natural partnership.”

IBI Group, based in Toronto, has been running office fundraisers for Volleyball Canada with the generous support of its employees, clients, and families, and in the process has raised awareness about the challenging funding model that most amateur athletes face today.

“Most Canadian’s don’t realize how challenging it is to raise money to train, compete and prepare for world-class events such as the Pan Am/Parapan Games,” said Melissa Humana-Paredes, a Volleyball Canada team member who attended the curling fundraiser. “Partnerships with companies like IBI Group are critical to providing the support necessary to provide an environment in which Canadian athletes can excel.”

IBI Group plans to continue its fundraising initiatives throughout 2015 with the target of exceeding its $20,000 fundraising goal for the year.

To learn more about IBI’s fundraising initiatives and how you can help, visit IBI Group’s website at http://www.ibigroup.com/news/ibi-group-gives-back/ibi-group-supports-the-athletes-at-volleyball-canada/

Media contact (Volleyball Canada):
Jackie Skender
Mobile: 613.794.7676

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