April 29, 2008 15:30 ET

Media Advisory: 2008 HOPE Volleyball SummerFest Launches TODAY!!

One Great Way to Make a Difference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) -

WHEN: TODAY Tuesday, April 29: 5:00-7:00 PM
5:00 Guests Arrive, Complimentary Refreshments
5:30 Official Remarks (introduce our new 2008 charity recipients,
guest emcees from the Hot 89.9 Morning Hot Tub)
6:00 Live Entertainment: Loudlove

WHERE: Mambo Restaurante Nuevo Latino
77 Clarence St., Ottawa

WHAT: HOPE Supporters, recipient charities and volunteers gather to
celebrate the Official Kick-off of the 2008 HOPE Volleyball

- Registration for all divisions opens this Friday, May 2nd at 9:00 am.
- Participants can register by phone by calling the OnPath HOPE Hotline at
1-866-353-HOPE / 742-HOPE or online at www.hopehelps.com.
- HOPE's website also provides a wealth of information about HOPE, our
sponsors as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.
- Deadline for registration is Friday, May 30th.

About HOPE

HOPE is a volunteer-driven, not-profit organization that produces community fundraising events and has raised millions in support of local charities. HOPE is best known for its annual beach volleyball tournament held at Mooney's Bay. With 1,000 teams competing and huge live entertainment, "HOPE Volleyball SummerFest" is the world's largest event of its kind and Ottawa's largest summer charity bash. Each year some 35,000 people participate as players, volunteers and spectators.

The 26th edition of HOPE Volleyball SummerFest is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Mooney's Bay Beach in Ottawa and benefits six local charities including: Canadian Diabetes Association-Ottawa & District Branch, Kidney Foundation of Canada-Eastern Ontario Branch, Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Ottawa Deaf Centre, Ottawa Food Bank, and the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.

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