Under a tar black sky, the clouds let loose a rain so heavy it hit the ground with the fury of a swarm of angry bees. But then, good causes trump thunderstorms every time and the rain didn’t stop dozens of remarkably
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dedicated volleyball players from coming out to compete in a friendly tournament to help raise money for their favourite charity: Princess Margaret’s Cancer Foundation.
This is the 5th year for the event and, as is often the case, what started out small with good intentions – a handful of players and two teams – quickly replicated itself so that there are now twenty-two teams with dozens of people playing and raising money for the same cause.
Founded by William Tsang, Fannie Yu and Jason Wong, ACE Volleyball is a non profit organisation that was started by this group of friends whose love of volleyball and the illness of a close friend led them to hold a tournament to help raise money for cancer research. The idea of an annual tournament seemed the next logical step and, thanks to social media, the word quickly spread, bringing it to where it is today.
There are no medals and no trophies but those who give their time to come and play, also give something far greater: a selfless act of kindness.