On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the small village of Barpak of the Gorkha district. With a death toll of nearly 7,000 and 14,000 people injured, the country of Nepal is in need of desperate funds to rebuild damaged homes, provide food and shelter and fund various campaigns to help the needed. The country is calling for foreign help and humanitarian aid. Unfortunately, efforts to deliver aid has been difficult to achieve due to landslides as well a poor weather. The United Nations is estimating that more than 3 million people are in need of assistance. According to their calculations, emergency funding of $415 million is needed to successfully help those affected.
Signs in Bhaktapur, Nepal call for help and question how foreign aid is being distributed Source: BBC
With the summer season fast approaching, the New York Strangers is hosting an open-bar fundraiser on May 8th at Mercury Bar East from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. For the price of $40 a person, we encourage everyone in the volleyball community to attend and help raise funds for the victims of Nepal while celebrating the start of Spring and Summer time volleyball. Friends and family are more than welcomed to come!
Mercury Bar East
493 3rd Ave & 33rd St
New York, New York 10016
The summer is almost here and with that being said our 9Man summer program is about to begin. This year we are on a “Journey to Vegas!” as this years’ NACIVT tournament will be hosting in Las Vegas. With that in mind transport can be costly so we are making every effort to make the cost lower for our members. We are asking our members to sell raffles to pay for majority of their expense for the summer. Every raffle ticket they sell will count and it’ll show them how much support their friends and family will have for them. Of course with raffles there are great prizes to be won. Here are the listing of prizes:
Prizes (Total Ticket Sold)
Apple iPad Air (600)
Stranger Gears (720)
32″ LCD TV (1,080)
Amazon GC (1,200)
XBox One (1,680)
Our drawing for prizes will be July 31st, 2014. Winners will be posted online and will need to be claimed within 30 days. If you would like to support our members please email us at raffle(at) nystrangers.org
Thank you to everyone that was able to come out and help support the New York Strangers Sports Organization fund raising dinner on May 17, 2014. The NACIVT is going to be held in Las Vegas Nevada in 2014 and the club is looking to make the trip as easy as possible for the kids who want to participate in the yearly event.
Members will be trying to help sell raffle tickets this year to help alleviate the cost of the trip to the west coast. The club is trying its best to help everyone in our club have an enriched experience playing with our club, while learning all about the game and it’s history over the past 69 years. So remember, find a New York Stranger club member and ask them about buying raffle tickets for this year. They’re only $2 a ticket and it’s $5 for 3 tickets!
In case you missed the club’s slideshow video for the start of the 2014 season, the video has been reposted for viewing. The link to the pictures from the banquet are up as well, and a few pictures from the dinner are up on the page now. See you at our next banquet in September and good luck to all the participants who are competing in the NACIVT 2014 in Las Vegas Nevada.