• 2017 gccc slider image Spike for Tykes
    In 2017, SfT transitioned from Capital University to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and hosted a 24 team tournament.
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  • 2017 mason slider image Give Back
    In both 2016 & 2017 we exceed our goals and raised over $5,000 for Children's Hospital each year.
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  • Alter slider image We are family
    The Knights of Archbishop Alter made a difference by volunteering at their local Children's Hospital. Teams are choosing to do more than just compete.
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  • 2017 stx slider image Building champions
    Congratulations to the 2017 Spike for Tykes Tournament Champions, St. Xavier!
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  • 2017 breanna slider image It's about the kids
    The Tykes have found a special place in everyone's hearts. Without them, this event would not be as special as it is. Make sure to say Hello when you see them.
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Spike for Tykes is a yearly high school boys volleyball tournament benefiting Children’s Hospital. We strive to produce a top notch volleyball tournament while also encouraging everyone to give back to an important cause. In our first year (2016), 16 of the best teams in Ohio met at Capital University in April and competed against each other while also raising over $5,000 for Children's Hospital! In our second year, we hosted 24 teams in the Greater Columbus Convention Center and raised another $5,000 for Children's Hospital. In 2018 we have partnered with Hiram College to host the event in beautiful Hiram, OH.

What's new for 2018

In 2018 we are returning to the 16 team format that guarantees each team 3 matches in one of 2 tournament brackets (Gold, Silver). Each team will be paired up with a tyke, just like in previous years. We are also moving the event north this year to Hiram, OH.

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Our 2018 Tykes

We do this because we care! And if you have ever had to make a trip to the hospital with your little ones, you understand exactly how important it is that we give back. Spike for Tykes isn't about just 4 tykes, it's about a culture of giving back and helping others. These 4 tykes are here to help embody the giving back. They all have special stories, but they are not the only ones. Every donation made on behalf of one of these 4 tykes helps ensure another tyke out there can have their own special story to tell. Let's all work together and help Children's Hospital ensure they can continue to provide the best possible care to every tyke they care for.

Mason
Heart Center
Meet Mason

What started with a fever ended with something unexpected. In 2011, Mason woke up with a low grade fever, a popsicle red tongue, and a sore throat. As the day moved on, Mason’s fever rose to 104 ...

Jude
Rehabilitative Services
Meet Jude

In 2009, shortly after he was born, baby Jude found a new home with his adoption parents. Unfortunately, Jude suffered a stroke in the womb ...

Jack
Craniofacial Center
Meet Jack

Jack was diagnosed at birth. He has RAPSN Congenital Myasthenia Syndrome, joint contractures, swallowing dysfunction and chronic respiratory failure. Jack was in the NICU ...

Maddison
Neuro Developmental Science Center
Meet Maddison

Madison Harrison is a happy, healthy, 13 year old girl with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. She was born three months premature ...

How you can help us?

Just select a tyke and click donate to make a donation

Our Sponsors

This event is only possible because of the support from our sponsors.

Sportsimports

Sports Imports

Tournament Sponsor

WE PLAY VOLLEYBALL.
WE COACH VOLLEYBALL.
WE LOVE VOLLEYBALL.
Our passion is the same as our first day of business in the 1970’s. That’s when our founders, highly respected collegiate coaches, helped expand volleyball throughout North America with the first safe in ground net system without dangerous wires.


Volleywrite

VolleyWrite

Tournament Sponsor

VolleyWriteTM proudly supports volleyball in general, and especially boys volleyball in Ohio. Affordable, easy to use software to help apply the rules and create clear, readable score sheets is our humble contribution to the sport we love.