SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – MC Companies is proud to announce their involvement with the Inaugural “Spike it For Autism” volleyball tournament in partnership with the Arizona Multihousing Association Autism Committee.

This fundraising event will benefit the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC), and Autism Speaks Arizona. Spike it For Autism is on November 11th, 2017 at Victory Lane Sports Complex in Glendale Arizona.

The tournament runs from 9AM – 5PM with 32 teams battling it out across eight sand volleyball courts. First place team receives a trophy to hold for one year, and will go down in history as the first team to win the tournament.

“As a committee, we were looking for creative ways to fundraise and spread autism awareness,” says Committee Chair, Michelle Sinclair. “This volleyball tournament is a great way to get the community involved. This event is open to the public, even if you aren’t part of the Arizona Multihousing Association, you can come on out and have some fun. Plus, All the proceeds raised from this event will go directly to Autism Speaks Arizona and SARRC.”

The AMA Autism Committee was created in 2014 to support the efforts and mission of Autism Speaks Arizona and SARRC. For the past three years, the committee has been a supporter, a fundraiser and a partner of both organizations.

“Each year, we have joined our colleagues at the Arizona Mulithousing Association to reach out to more people about autism awareness and grow our impact,” says Sinclair. “Our involvement with the AMA Autism Committee has allowed our team members to connect with our community. We know this volleyball tournament will be a powerful way to reach others, spread autism awareness and raise funds for these organizations.”

Registration for the tournament closes at midnight on November 10th so there is still time to join in on the fun. Pay for your team and sign up via EventBrite. In addition, there is a $6.00 gate entry fee per person at Victory Lanes with 50% of the entry fee going back to charity. The event is family friendly and will have food and drinks available for purchase.

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About MC Companies: MC Companies is a real estate investment, development, construction, and management company specializing in the multifamily properties and commercial markets. MC Companies has completed over $500 million in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions since 1985.

About the AMA Autism Committee: The AMA Autism Committee is joining with Autism Speaks Arizona and the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center to support people affected by autism in Arizona. The committee includes vendors, partners and management companies within the AMA that are volunteering their time to make a difference. Committee initiatives include Light It Up Blue fundraising, the annual Arizona Autism Speaks Walk and various fundraising campaigns.

About Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

About SARRC: Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, education, evidence-based treatment, and community outreach.