In 2007, after the cancer diagnosis of a member’s 3-year old niece Maddy, a Des Moines business networking 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, the group partnered with Children’s Cancer Connection to hold the 1st Annual Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament.
Since that first year, the tournament committee has remained passionate about providing financial support for the many programs and services that Children’s Cancer Connection provides to children, and their families, affected by childhood cancer. As Maddy is graduating high school this year, the tournament committee has decided to host it's final tournament. On August 28, 2021, we are proud to host the 15th and final Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament benefiting Children’s Cancer Connection.
As we begin our efforts in making this year’s tournament the biggest success yet, the tournament committee would like to thank the many teams, businesses, and volunteers for their support of Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament over the past 15 years. We couldn't have done it without you, and as a result of your efforts, over $234,000 in proceeds have been raised for Children’s Cancer Connection through Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament! This year, we hope to bring that final total amount raised since 2007 to over $275,000!! We invite you, and all those interested in aiding our efforts to bring joy to the lives of the children and families with a cancer diagnosis, to join us on August 28, 2021, for a day of games, fun, and camaraderie.