DEA Nation's Mission A Success

DEA Nation's Mission A Success

Contact: Sarah Olesen
DEA Nation

SCHAUMBURG, IL - October, 31st, 2015 - DEA Nation experienced two firsts this past weekend: Their first ever fundraiser event and the first ever indoor grass volleyball tournament.
DEA Nation organized an indoor grass 3v3 volleyball tournament with both an adult and junior division on October 31s. The Halloween tournament was held at the Schaumburg Sports Center on their indoor turf fields. Over 80 volleyball players ranging in skill from professional athletes to recreational players played across 12 custom volleyball courts. The tournament was held to raise funds to help support DEA’s mission to scholarship children from financially stressed families into social, academic, and athletic programs.
“I loved the tournament. I really enjoyed how it did not revolve around the weather. The grip was amazing on the field,” said Kyle Overby of team Funk #49, the winners of the Men’s Open division.
Women’s Open player, Gina Lang said: “I had a great time and it's for a great cause. The facility is big enough that you really could make this a huge tournament and a big attraction!”
The direct result of this event will be a Thanksgiving dinner for 180 financially stressed families on November 24th.
DEA Nation is a non-profit organization which primarily specializes in mentorship and financial aid opportunities for youth, grades K-12. Financial aid is based on national standards and distributed to those who apply and qualify. For more information visit our website: or e-mail us to see how you can contribute to your community at
DEA Nation would like to extend a ‘thank you’ to all of their sponsors and supporters for this event: Schaumburg Business Association, Eastern Illinois University Bachelor of General Studies Program,, Harvest Media, TGM Communities, AmCheck, D1 Volleyball Club, and Sky High Volleyball

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