2018- 11th Annual Growler Beach Volleyball Tournament


 Event Dates-  Tues Nights- July 31st – Aug 21st


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



North Raleigh’s Largest Sporting Social Event of the Summer 

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

Mark your Calendars for these Important Dates for 2018:

Sponsor deadline for marketing materials-  Fri July 13th
Team Final Roster/ t shirt order Deadline-  Fri July 13th
Saturday Morning Set Up-  Sat. July 28th
Captains Meeting and Goodie Bag Stuffing- Mon July 30th
Growler OPENING Night-  Tues July 31st- All 32 teams at Springdale, What’s Left Band, PF Changs, Lynnwood Grill, and Gonza Taco ‘Y Tequila
Jr Growler Social- Sunday Aug 5th-  Kids Pick Up Social- More Info  >>  Jr Growler
Growler Week 2- Tues Aug 7th   Sponsor Tournament and OrangeEcho Band @SARC
Growler Week 3- Tues Aug 14th  Craft brew night and The Ride Band @ SARC
Growler Championship and Rock the Bald Head Shaving- Tues Aug 21st  Just For Kicks Band, PF Changs and Lynnwood Grill
Saturday CLEAN up Day- Sat Aug 25th.



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-  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




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



Hosted by:

Springdale Area Recreation Club
9001 Leesville Rd, Raleigh NC


Additional Parking During our events is available at:
Little Pros Academy a couple blocks away
9301 Leesville Road

Recommended Parking  >>  Growler Parking (updated 2016)


RECAP of 2017!

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

Tues Aug 22nd- Championship Finale &
St Baldrick’s
 “Rock the Bald” head shavings

Come out to support our efforts to raise money for children’s cancer research.  Your admissions fee will be donated to St Baldricks Foundation.   Entry includes food from PF Changs, Lynnwood Grill, Rise Doughnuts and Frito Lay.  A variety of beverages include Bud Light, Kona Brewing craft brews, AMB Panic water, Ciders, Wine, Covington Vodka and water.  Entertainment by OrangeEcho Band and St Baldrick’s head shaving festivities.  Please also bring out some extra money to participate in our raffle which includes some great prizes.  All teams at Springdale for a 32 team single elimination format to determine the 2017 Growler Champion.  Games start at 5:30.


Check out Drome Footage from Opening Night

“Show us your UBER” contest- To encourage safe driving and ease our parking congestion, we are encouraging participants and spectators to use Uber or Lyft to get to and from the event on Opening and Championship nights. Show us your Uber/Lyft at the admissions table and you will be entered to win one of two set of 4 tickets to the Carolina Hurricanes AND get your ride there and back paid for! Sponsored by Cristine Allison, Fonville Morisey/Drum Team Realtors.

VIP Court-side Luxury Box for your Team- Auction- complete with your own food table and keg.  For Opening and Final Nights Only!
Reserved Parking Spot- 2 spots will be auctioned to the highest bidder
For more details go to: http://growlervolleyball.com/new-auction-page/ OR

WIN A Big Green EGG, $100 Fresh Market GC + grill package- Campbell Orthodontics is having an exciting contest to raise money for St Baldricks.
To Enter- Donate $10 to their SB site  https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/932278/2017
And Like their FB site https://www.facebook.com/EricCampbellOrtho/
Find more information go to http://growlervolleyball.com/?p=2659

St. Baldrick’s Challenge page- Participants can challenge each other to a fundraising competition. This brand new head-to-head (pun intended) web feature is a fun way to challenge individuals on your team or another team. Send your name or participant I.D. to Serah.Chahinian@stbaldricks.org and she will give you more details and create your challenge page. Here is a link of a sample page – www.stbaldricks.org/challenge/1

1st Annual Jr. Growler Tournament- Sunday July 30th – 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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We are expanding our  “Sponsor Tournament” on week 2 of the Growler, Aug 8th.   Plan to join us for this One Night Event to celebrate our sponsors as they have their staffs out to compete for the Growler Sponsor Cup.  Contact John Rhodes (HomeInNC@hotmail.com) for more information on the “Sponsor Tournament”

Craft Brew Night on Week 3- Aug 15th.   For you Homebrewers out there,  to brew a batch to share and show off.  Additional money is raised for St Baldricks from beer tastings.  We’ll pay for your expenses.  Contact Mark Williams with more details

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/  

 2017 Schedule-  Tuesday Nights- Aug 1st – 22nd, 2016

Tues Aug 1st- Opening Night – Page 6 Band, PF Changs, Lynnwood Grill, Gonza Taco Y Tequila, and Kona/Bud Light – All teams at Springdale Area Recreation Club

Tues Aug 8th- Round Robin play at 3 host clubs.  Food and Beer at each of the host sites.

***     SPONSOR Tournament Night at Springdale-  Sponsors start at 6:30.  Other matches start at 5:30.
–  Sharky’s, Carolina Ale House, Golden Corral
***    Greystone- Starts at 6 –  Manchesters and Carolina Ale House
***    Lake Park- Starts at 6 –  Rise Biscuits & Doughnuts and Carolina Ale House

Tues Aug 15th- Round Robin play at 3 host clubs-  Food and Beer at each of the host sites.
***CRAFT BREW Night at Springdale.   Starts at 6- Leesville Tap Room, Relish, Golden Corral, and Chow
***   Greystone- Starts at 6- Casa Carbone and Chow
***   Lake Park- Starts at 6- Rise Biscuits and Chow

Tues Aug 22ndChampionship Night, St Baldrick’s “Rock the Bald” head shavings, the OrangeEcho Band, PF Changs, Lynnwood Grill, and Kona/Bud Light-  All teams at Springdale for a 32 team single elimination format to determine the 2017 Growler Champion.


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/