Sandy Paws Beach Volleyball Tournament
9:00 AM09:00

Sandy Paws Beach Volleyball Tournament



Come join us in the sand & sun for our 3rd annual SANDY PAWS Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament!


9:00am - 9:45am Team Check-In
Team captains will need to check in their team,turn in signed waivers, and pick up t-shirts.

9:45am- 10:00am Opening Presentation
Presented by Charity Host: Paws 4 Autism

10:00am Tournament Starts (estimated end time of 4pm)



The tournament will be played in two divisions. 

Competitive Teams (we will split this into A & B leagues if possible)
For teams which play in leagues where games are competitive, for people who know how to play.

Recreational Teams
For teams wanting to play recreational volleyball with minimal spiking, first time teams (FOR FUN).


Registration through August 7 (or until teams are full) = $180 per team*
*4-6 players required per team. If you plan on rotating out throughout the day then register all members as ONE team.
T-shirts (6/team) are only included in price until August 15, 2015.

Late and walk-in registrations WELCOME if space available = $210 per team

T-shirts will be available for purchase at $20.00 each.
You may have as many players as you like and are guaranteed 6 games minimum. 


Please review guidelines before registering your team. There are no refunds. 
Waivers will be filled out by each player day of tournament.
All players must be over the age of 16. 
Each team must have 4-6 players. 
This is a co-ed tournament. Each team needs to have an equal number of males and females or more females. 


Unfamiliar with the rules of co-ed sand volleyball?
Click here to view Volleyball Beach Information and Rules


Take the TOP PAW Pledge Challenge to help us raise money for our mission! The team to raise the most wins a fabulous prize pack! 


Interested in volunteering at the tournament? Please email and we'll be in contact with you about how you can help.


Here are other ways you can help Paws 4 Autism:

  • Sponsor the Tournament or a Team
  • Make a Donation to Paws 4 Autism
  • Make a Donation to the Sandy Paws Silent Auction
  • Tell friends, family and co-workers about the tournament

Volleyball Beach is a 14 court facility with a full grill and bar!
Check it out at!

Contact for sponsorships or to volunteer to be on the committee!

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Funny Bunny 5K-9 & Autism Egg Hunts
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Funny Bunny 5K-9 & Autism Egg Hunts

Funny Bunny 5K & Autism Egg Hunts

Click here for Sponsor & Vendor information

Paws 4 Autism kicks off Kansas City's AUTISM AWARENESS & ACCEPTANCE MONTH with a fun event for both families and dog lovers alike. This annual event is held on the first Saturday in April at Unity Village in Lee's Summit, MO. 

2016 brings our runners a NEW CERTIFIED COURSE. The course and chip timing will be managed by THE RUNNING WELL STORE

There are TWO egg hunting fields: One for Special Needs Kiddos and their "buddy" and a separate field for our four legged friends!

Did you know that autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder but is also the most underfunded? This April marks Autism Awareness Month, an entire month devoted to raising awareness about this disease. Some feel this disease is growing at an epidemic rate as every 20 minutes someone is diagnosed with autism.

Autism is growing at a rate of 10 to 17 percent annually with children. Many adults with autism find it difficult or impossible to relate to other people in a meaningful way, many show restrictive and/or repetitive patterns of behavior or body movements and often have some degree of mental retardation. This is also one of the most expensive disorders, having a lifetime cost of approximately $3.2 million per person and $60,000 per year for a family with an autistic family member. To be sure, there are people who will say the numbers are too overwhelming and that little, if anything, can be done to help change the course of this rampant disorder. We would argue there is a lot that you, can do and know that will cause a change to occur.



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Woof, Walk & Wag
9:00 AM09:00

Woof, Walk & Wag
Family and pup friendly fun walk! Best doggies costume, Face painter, vendors and more! 
1 mile fun walk benefitting SOPHIE'S HEROES.

SOPHIE'S HEROES is a drive by one of our very own Fort Leavenworth families to raise funds for autism service dogs for youth and their families challenged by autism. ALL funds raised go towards raising and training pups through Paws 4 Autism. For more informations about their programs or to become a foster family for one of their pups, please check

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