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Fundraiser a Success


Paula Harned , Sky VolleyBall Director is pleased to announce a record setting fundraiser for Wings Sky National Gala.

The National fundraiser was an major success raising over $30, 000 at a completely sold out event at Wings in Vernon.

 Troy Lorenson stated " The gala was more than a simple fundraiser. It was a statement that sports are important in kids lives. We are so proud of the athletes - total teamwork and class"

Josh and Lacey also set a new record. They performed their first ever DUO presentation to the sold out crowd. The entire group fell in love with the amazing couple. Josh and Lacey stated . " Vernon is our home , we love this community and all these Sky Volleyball athletes were amazing to work with - good luck at Nationals !!!!

The event started at 5:30 pm with champagne bar and appetizers then a full buffet was served by Chefs Bryan Flint and Chef Carol Best.
MLA Eric Foster and Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund were also in attendance in the sold out crowd.

The silent auction tent was a packed all night and the evening also included a live auction by Kevin Rothwell. Stevie Todd was on the piano entertaining guest with live music the entire night .

The main sponsors were the following:

Fission Uranium

The UPS Store

Josh Dueck

Wings Vernon

Strongbow Exploration

Damien Lowry

National Bank Financial

B & C Barker Wealth

Rothwell Entertainment and Auction

Richardson GMP

Horizon Electric

Hi-Pro Sports

Craig Schneider

Aldebaran Homes



Wings Food Truck

Pathfinder Asset Management

Goldwings Entertainment

Okanagan Spring Brewery

Printech Printing


There were hundreds of silent auction / live auction and other vendor sponsors.


SKY Volleyball Club is pleased to announce the $500 donation by Wolfgang Kaske to the WINGS SKY Nationals Gala.  "I have been following the volleyball career of Emily Dahl for the past 5 years, observing the many benefits of participating in team sports and their effect on her.  I wanted to support the six SKY Volleyball teams, including Emily's, in the quest for Nationals.  The Gala is a fantastic way to do that."  Said Kaske about his donation.

The purpose of this event is to help make possible our trip to Edmonton, Alberta the home of the 2018 National Volleyball Tournament. A Nationwide Tournament with over 800 Male and Female Volleyball Teams converging on Edmonton from May 16 - 22. Previous attendees to this tournament have found the trip to be incredibly inspirational, providing a National Awakening and an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. 

SKY Volleyball is a not-for-profit organization serving athletes ages 12 to 18 in the North Okanagan region since 1990. With over 200 athletes, and 30 coaches, we are one of the largest volleyball clubs in British Columbia. Providing a positive and inspiring sports experience, that creates better young athletes and citizens. 

On May 3rd, 2018 SKY in Partnership with WINGS and Castanet   Wings  Vernon will be hosting a Nationals Gala. A dinner for 300 guests and athletes, live auction, silent auction and guest speaker Paralympic Gold Medalist JOSH DUECK. The goal of the event is to create a very special evening for Nationals Participants and to raise funds to assist with the journey.  

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Paula Harned at 250-308-9562 or Sherman Dahl at 250-558-8340.  A few remaining tickets are available to purchase for $35 each at WINGS.