MADMINTON is KC’s annual badminton tournament benefiting one of our favorite nonprofits Giving the Basics. This year the fun has moved indoors to The Soccer Lot in the Crossroads, but there will still be crazy costumes, food/drink, music, games and all to support a great cause.
Serve KC volunteers will be responsible for keeping score, ensuring rules are understood & followed and settle any disputes during play. Rules will be provided, but a basic knowledge of badminton is helpful; must be decisive. Volunteers need to be able to stand on the sidelines during the tournament.
Volunteers will receive a Giving the Basics t-shirt to wear and should wear comfortable shoes good for standing. Please leave purses and valuables in your car as there is no secure place to store them during the event.
Please arrive by 8:30am to allow time to get your t-shirt, go over the rules and be ready for play to start at 9am. Once our shift is over everyone is welcome to hang out and watch the final teams compete and awards. The event is over at 2pm. Parking is limited so you may need to allow extra time for walking.
Volunteers must be 16+ or share a role with an adult.
Giving the Basics provides products for dignity — deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, baby wipes, trash bags, laundry detergent, etc. — that are not covered by government assistance; to people in need. Many of the local food pantries, shelters and schools benefit from the donations made to this nonprofit. Watch this Video to see the impact Giving the Basics is making in KC schools.