Volleyball Challenge - Event FAQs
Event FAQs
Do you have questions about our annual Volleyball Challenge?
Here are some commonly asked questions about the event:

What is the Volleyball Challenge?
The Volleyball Challenge, now in its 38th year, is an annual event that raises urgently needed dollars to provide services for children and adults with disabilities - services like: children's therapy (physical, speech and occupational therapies), day programs for adults with physical disabilities or cognitive disabilities, assistive technology services, year-round camping at Camp Fairlee Manor and respite services for caregivers.

When is the Event?
April 5-7, 2019

What time does it start?
Friday, April 5 - 5:30 pm -- 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 6 - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 7 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(You choose a 90-minute time slot)

Where is it held?
William Penn High School
713 E. Basin Rd
New Castle, DE  19720
How big is the event?
Each year over 200 volunteers, nearly 100 companies, over 125 teams, and corporate sponsors come together for this exciting event. Since 2001, we have raised over $5.0 million for Easterseals, and in 2018 we raised more than $242,000!

Are there any special matches?
We have three feature matches during the weekend of the event.
  • 13th Annual Legislative Challenge – Democrats vs. Republicans.  Match takes place on Saturday, April 5th from 9:00-10:30 am.
  • 8th Annual Corporate Challenge. Match takes place on Sunday, April 6th from 9:00-1:30 pm.
  • 7th Annual High School Challenge. Match takes place on Sunday, April 6th from 1:30-3:00 pm.
Are there any special positions?
Yes, each year we select a Volleyball Ambassador. This year our ambassador is Jackie.  Read her story here.

How do I register a team?
You can register your team on our Team Registration page. 

How do I volunteer to help?
Please visit our Volunteer page, and complete the volunteer registration form.

How can my company sponsor the event?
Contact Beth Altemus, baltemus@esdel.org
Can I donate directly to the event?
Yes, you can make a direct donation from our Donation page.
Contact Steff DiMartine, sdimartine@esdel.org or call  302.221.2065 for any assistance..