Sports Imports is not only the innovator and leader in indoor and sand/beach volleyball equipment, but we are also compassionate supporters of our sport and related social needs. Our giving mission is to
“support the growth and impact of volleyball in areas where socioeconomic barriers exist and to support causes that our volleyball community is passionate about.”
As part of that mission, we currently provide or sponsor these community service programs:
Sports Imports is a national sponsor of the Side-Out Foundation, a program committed to unifying the sport of volleyball with its alliance to the movement for breast cancer awareness and education. Side-Out programs help middle school, high school, college, club and professional volleyball players and coaches engage with and support the breast cancer community. Its efforts help underwrite breast cancer clinical trials and research, support community breast cancer organizations and offer camps and clinics for volleyball players that include focus on life skills during times of adversity. The Side-Out Foundation and Sports Imports also team up to highlight select college, high school and club “Dig Pink” events during the nation’s “Dig Pink October Rally” and “Dig Pink Tour.” Athletes wearing pink compete on “pinked out” net systems with special pads and net tapes for their events Host a Dig Pink event or Donate to the Side-Out Foundation!
Each of our U.S. sales territories has grant money set aside annually for donations to promote the growth of volleyball in low income areas and to support causes the volleyball community cares about. We are proud to have donated to a wide range of programs throughout the nation. Those programs have included Dig Pink Events, Starlings Programs, the American Heart Association, etc. If your organization woud like to apply for a grant, please submit a grant program application.