HIRAM, OHIO - On Saturday, April 14, the Hiram College men's volleyball team will be hosting Spike for Tykes in the Coleman Center on Hiram's campus.
The event, which benefits Akron Children's Hospital, will be hosted in Price Gymnasium, along with the two auxiliary spaces from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Spike for Tykes is an annual High School boys' volleyball tournament in which 16 programs around the state compete in a tournament style bracket. Additionally, each team is paired with a "tyke"; a patient champion who has overcome adversity with the support of the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.
In honor of the four "tykes", each team raises money for a different department within the hospital that the tyke represents.
According to its website "Spike for Tykes is about giving back and supporting the hospitals who care for our children when we cannot. If you have ever had a child of your own in the hospital, you know how important it is that your child receive the best care possible. Every donation helps ensure caregivers are better enabled to care for your child when they are in need."
16 High School teams will be competing on Saturday, including nearby Stow-Munroe Falls.
Doors open for the event at 9 AM and admission is free. However, donations to Akron Children's Hospital are appreciated.
To donate, fans can do so at the event or by clicking here.
For more information on Spike for Tykes, you can visit the website at: