Our friend, Max Ward, had an infectious smile, was reliable in times of need, and was always bringing people together. His genuinely selfless nature and upbeat demeanor couldn’t be stifled by any of the various heart conditions thrown his way. Tragically, Max's heart stopped in his sleep at the young age of 28 due to a heart abnormality. In honor of Max’s life, the Maxwell T. Ward Foundation was created in his honor to Celebrate Life and Help Engineer a Brighter Future for those with Cardiovascular Illnesses.
Standing at a tall 6’6”, Max was a fan of playing volleyball. At the net, Max always found a way to both befriend and spike on his opponents. That combination of friendship and competition is what made the Foundation decide to host an annual volleyball event in his honor, so friends can celebrate his love for camaraderie, fun, and a little competition!
Teams will have 6-8 players and must be co-ed with a minimum of two females on the court at all times. Additional rules will be provided at the event.
To help Kansas City area children who suffer from cardiovascular illnesses receive the medical attention they need. To achieve this goal we are taking a two prong approach of helping children discover any unknown cardiovascular issues and giving children and families with a congenital heart defect the help they need by:
Become a sponsor today! Some sponsorship benefits include:
Team entry fees paid
Courts named on behalf of Sponsors
Recognition on website, social media, event related materials, and e-blasts.
Logo on t-shirts
501(c)3 Tax Deduction
Max had a long reach both on the court and in the community, so can you! Channel your inner Maverick and Goose and sign up a team, sponsor the event, or be the title sponsor!
We hope to see you July 27th, 2019 on the sandy beaches of Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball.
Checks payable to: Maxwell T. Ward Foundation