2018- 11th Annual Growler Beach Volleyball Tournament


Event Dates-  Tues Nights- July 31st – Aug 21st11th Annual Graphic


2018 Will be a Record Breaking Year with anticipated Donations of
over $120,000
for St Baldrick’s Foundation and Children’s Cancer Research.  Please continue to contribute to our event.


Brooke Bryand and Lindsay Rynearson Have raised more than $22,000 for St Baldrick’s.  Check out the WRAL segment on their story.



Senior Growler Volleyball Tournament to be held this Saturday, August 25th

at Crabtree Swim Club, 3305 Fairhill Drive.

Please make plans for you and your family and friends to go out and cheer on your clubs team.  All proceeds go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation via the Growler so bring extra cash as donation buckets will be available for you to help support this worthy cause.

Your $5.00 guest fee covers cost for dinner, as long as the hamburgers or hotdogs, drinks last, from the grill around 5:30pm.

Please email John Kruse at JLKruse@bellsouth.net if you have any questions.

3:00pm – Registration
3:30pm – Game 1 – Greystone vs. North Raleigh
4:00pm – Game 2 – Lake Park vs. Seven Oaks/Kona
4:30pm – Game 3 – winner of game 1 vs. Crabtree
5:00pm – Game 4 – winner of game 2 vs. Springdale
5:30pm games and beyond – see bracket at tournament

See you at Crabtree Beach this Saturday!


Congratulations Seven Oaks- Kiss My Ace
2018 Growler Champions




Smaller SB LOGO SBF_CMYK_Tagline (640x191) (2)Support St Baldricks with a donation on the St. Baldricks/ Growler Site.

2018-   https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/growlervolleyball2018

Growth Trend

2018 –  “The Growler Spirit”  Kid-sand digger w Hunter Wise

This year, Growler is supporting Hunter Wise.   Hunter just turned 12 in October. Hunters first brain surgery was May 2015 to remove a tumor/cyst.   He had another brain surgery one week later due to complications.  His family learned he has a rare choriocarcinoma and a Germinoma.  When he was released from the hospital he had double vision, Diabetes Insipidus, an inability to regulate his internal thermostat, headaches, nausea, and constant fatigue with the least little bit of activity. Since then Hunter has gone through 2 more brain surgeries, spinal tap and chemotherapy.   He’s a real fighter.   Growler is proud to honor him in 2018 and support his family.   A portion of the Growler proceeds will be given to the family to help support his medical bills.   Read More about Hunter      >>  Hunter’s Story

Please read Melissa’s Post on How Much To Give…   http://growlervolleyball.com/?p=1316

 3 shirtsGrowler Gear- The shirts look awesome this year.  We’ve printed additional player shirts (Red, Blue, Gray- $15), gray tanks ($15), Gray long sleeve ($20), Champion brand DriFit shirts- yellow neon Camo and White ($25), and hats (blue and black- $10)       Cash, checks or credit cards accepted.

Admissions for Non-Players  (Proceeds go to St Baldrick’s)

$5 – Kids -13 & under (Food Only Bracelet)
$10 –  14 to 20 year olds (Food Only Bracelet)
$15 – 21 & over (Beer and Food Bracelet)
No Coolers Allowed

UBER/ LYFT FAST LANE- Show us proof that you got a ride to SARC at the admissions table and you will given a Special Band for ACCESS TO the FAST PASS LANE for the beer caddie.

 Video Drone footage from 2018 Opening night-  Due to storms and unusual airport traffic, this was done early in the evening.   This was filmed of the first games and only represents less than half the crowd that attended.  Special Thanks to Michael Stanley who provided this video.   LOOK FOR NEW VIDEO SOON OF THE FINAL NIGHT!!!!


North Raleigh’s Largest Sporting Social Event of the Summer 

32 Teams from 7 North Raleigh Swim Clubs Compete for the Coveted Growler Cup.


Saturday CLEAN up Day- Sat Aug 25th.


Hosted by:

Springdale Area Recreation Club
9001 Leesville Rd, Raleigh NC

We encourage you to CARPOOL or Uber to Springdale. Please get with your team members and neighbors to share a ride. We are discouraging overflow parking within 150′ of open businesses in the Food Lion Parking lot. You can park behind Food Lion(50 spaces) Please refer to this map for recommended parking areas.   

Recommended Additional Parking  >>  Growler Parking (updated 2016)


Swimming for Non-Springdale members- If your child would like to swim, you will need to pay our normal $5 guest fee per person as you enter the Pool entrance. No child under the age of ten (10) is permitted to enter the pool area without an adult or guardian present. Please refer to the Springdale website or talk to one of our lifeguards for more information about pool rules. http://springdalepool.com/rules


2018 ReCap

Growler OPENING Night-  Tues July 31st- All 32 teams at Springdale, What’s Left Band, PF Changs, Lynnwood Grill, and Gonza Taco ‘Y Tequila, Bedlam Vodka, Bud Light, Kona Brewing, and Daily Pint

Jr Growler Social- Sunday Aug 5th-  Kids Pick Up Social- More Info  >>  Jr Growler

Growler Week 2- Tues Aug 7th   Games played at 3 Host sites (Springdale, Lake Park and Greystone)
Sponsor Tournament and OrangeEcho Band @Springdale
Food and beverages at all 3 sites…. from Sharky’s, Golden Corral, and Manchesters.

Growler Week 3- Tues Aug 14th  Games played at 3 Host sites (Springdale, Lake Park and Greystone)
Craft brew night-  Brews from AMB, Kona, Outback, and DailyPint  PLUS The Ride Band @ Springdale
Food and beverages at all 3 sites…. from Outback Steakhouse, Relish, Leesville Taproom, Sawmill Taproom, Rise, and Casa Carbone.

Growler Championship and Rock the Bald Head Shaving- Tues Aug 21st – Games start at 5:30

All 32 Teams at Springdale.   Just For Kicks Band, PF Changs, Lynnwood Grill, Sharky’s, Pickled Onion, DailyPint, Bud Light, Kona Brewing, St Baldrick’s Raffle…  and lots more!


RECAP of 2017!

2017 was a Record Breaking year raising over $83,000 for St Baldrick’s Foundation, making Growler the 4th largest SBF event in North Carolina.  $20,000 of the donations were from event profits.  The rest from Corporate and Individual donations.

We’ve now exceeded Over a Quarter Million Dollars in Total Donations the past 7 years for Children’s Cancer Research

Congratulations LKP/SARC’s  – Air Vectors
2017 Growler Champions
Air Vectors


Check out Drome Footage from 2017 Opening Night

1st Annual Jr. Growler Tournament- Sunday July 30th 2017- This All New tournament had over 65 kids participating and raised over $400 for St Baldricks.  Thanks to the Here for Beer team for hosting and managing the tournament.

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2017 “The Growler Spirit Kid”- The Growler  honored Sawyer Powell last year.   Since he was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 4, he has had four surgeries, three rounds of radiation, immunotherapy treatment, and hyperbaric oxygen treatment. He is currently in Augusta undergoing radiation and a clinical trial treatment.  We will be out selling slushies and Gatorade on the final night.  Please bring some extra cash to support his family. Teams Raleigh Brawl, Sand Diggers, PepsiCo and Growler have been supporting them each night and will provide them funds to help support thSawyer Powelleir numerous medical expenses.   More about Sawyer       http://growlervolleyball.com/sawyers-story/  


Check out the YouTube Video from a the 2014 Championship Night.


Please share your Growler Photos on Facebook    Thank you Stew, Michael and Erin for sharing some great memories.


GROWLeadERship Team-   If you would like to be more involved in 2018, please email markw.f18@gmail.com.  We still need more people that will take ownership roles in managing parts of the Growler.  We could use twice as many as we have now.    A Big thanks to everyone on this page >>  http://growlervolleyball.com/contact-us/