Event FAQs

How can I participate in the Challenge this year?

Play - The event is being held in two locations again this year! The Volleyball Challenge will be held on March 9, 2024, at William Penn High School in New Castle, and on April 20, 2024, at Delaware State University in Dover.  You choose a 90-minute playing slot during one of the 2 days.

Donate – Whether you are donating to an individual/team or becoming a corporate sponsor, donating is great way get involved.

Volunteer – We have many volunteer opportunities.  Please visit the Volunteer tab on the Home Page.

What is the Volleyball Challenge?

The Volleyball Challenge 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 intellectual disabilities, assistive technology services, year-round camping at Easterseals Camp Fairlee and respite services for caregivers.

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Teams of 6-10 people register to play volleyball for 90 minutes on the date and time they select.  Fundraising begins now!  Use creative ways to fundraise including asking family, friends and co-workers to donate; host a bake sale; have a yard sale; organize a guest bartending night; host a dine-in night at a local restaurant; raffle off a special item, etc.  All proceeds support people with disabilities in our local community.

When is the Event?

The Volleyball Challenge will be held on and on March 9, 2024, at William Penn High School in New Castle, and on April 20, 2024, at Delaware State University in Dover.

Where is it held?

William Penn High School (March 9)
713 E Basin Rd
New Castle, DE

Delaware State University (April 20)
1200 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE

How big is the event?

Each year over 100 volunteers, and over 75 companies and teams, come together to play, volunteer, and sponsor this exciting event. Since 2001, we have raised over $6 million for Easterseals!

Meet the Volleyball Ambassador!

Each year an Ambassador is selected who has received services through Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore.  This year our ambassador is Brian. Read his story here.


How do I register?

You can register on our Registration page or by hitting the Registration button at the top of this page.

How do I volunteer to help?

Please visit our Volunteer page to learn more about volunteering for the event.

How can my company sponsor the event?  

Visit the Sponsor tab on the home page for more information or contact Beth Altemus, baltemus@esdel.org.

Can I donate directly to the event?

Yes, you can make a direct donation to an individual, a team, or directly to the event by selecting the DONATE button at top of this page.


Contact Missy Baker, mbaker@esdel.org or call 302.221.2078 for any assistance.