About

What is Spike2Care?

Spike2Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises money through volleyball and community events and provides financial assistance to individuals associated with the volleyball community in the Inland Northwest. Apply for financial assistance here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Spike2Care only in Spokane? Right Now Spike2Care is based out of Spokane and is a charity that supports our Spokane regional community. However there has been interest in expanding to other cities such a Seattle.

Can I apply just to have an event created and planned by Spike2Care? There is a limit to how many events can be done in a year. All applications for assistance raise the question of whether an event should be planned and whether it is feasible on the calendar. Please email info@Spike2Care.org for further inquiries.

Will Spike2Care sponsor me for an event? It would depend on the type of event. If you are requesting a sponsorship for one charity to give to another charity then most likely we cannot, however there are many forms of sponsorship, so we encourage you to apply.

Can I apply for help for another person? Absolutely, most people have a difficult time asking for the help they really need, and we welcome the support of those who know them best. Apply for financial assistance here.


Board Members

Keva Sonderen

President

Keva has a rich leadership history that began with volleyball and has continued into her professional life. Keva's volleyball career began at the age of 12 where she played club volleyball in Spokane and continued with the sport at Gonzaga Prep High School. She helped lead her 2001 team to a 2nd place finish in the state tournament. Keva then played division one volleyball at Eastern Washington University and had a successful and decorated volleyball career there. Her 2001 & 2002 teams are in the EWU Hall of Fame and she was the Big Sky Conference MVP her senior year. Keva has learned many life skills through volleyball that directly translate into her commitment to Spike2Care such as hard work, discipline, leadership and teamwork. Keva believes that we should "take care of our own" and is very passionate about doing just that with Spike2Care.

Keva is currently a third generation owner and Co-President at Sonderen Packaging, and most recently served as secretary on the board of Executive Women International. In her free time she enjoys competing and building lasting friendships within the adult volleyball community in Spokane. Playing in city and county leagues as well as Spike2Care tournaments are where she wants to be whenever possible. She is thankful for the wonderful and talented people that have continued to play and grow the sport and intends to be a part of it for many years to come.

Keva was born and raised in Spokane and loves spending time with her children, friends and family. Her favorite place to visit is the family cabin at Priest Lake and her favorite sport is volleyball.

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Michael J. Walton

Vice President

Mike has been a member of the Spokane Volleyball Community for over 24 years. He started playing competitive volleyball for the U-18 Spokane Volleyball Club at the age of 13 and competed in 2 Junior Olympic National Tournaments.  As a college student at Gonzaga University, Mike played for several men’s club teams in the Spokane Area and started coaching/mentoring younger players.  Later he met his future wife playing volleyball at a local tournament!  After graduation, Mike moved from the area and became a part of the greater Seattle volleyball community, competing in every tournament he could and attending several Men’s National Tournaments.  In 2008, Mike and his family moved back to Spokane and he has picked up right where he left off in the Spokane Volleyball Community.  If Mike isn’t at his day job as a Civil Engineer, he will likely be participating in a volleyball event or playing with his family.  His 8 year old daughter recently asked to play volleyball in the sand, so Mike started a grade school clinic this summer concentrating on an introduction to volleyball and basic skills.  Mike’s future vision of S2C is to give back to the volleyball community with coaching, clinics and mentoring for upcoming players and support and encouragement for the established seasoned veterans!

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Colleen Curran

Treasurer

Colleen Curran started her professional career by managing a medical practice for two neurosurgeons and a neurologist in Missoula, Montana, almost 45 years ago. While working at this position, she attended the University of Montana and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting. Colleen then attended graduate school at the University of Washington in the Henry Jackson School of International Studies. Nearly 20 years ago, Colleen went into business for herself - starting with one client and 4 medical transcriptionists. Now, Colleen's company has several clients, (mostly in the Pacific Northwest) and over 80 independent contractor transcriptionists scattered throughout the country. In what spare time she has, Colleen enjoys spending time with friends, family, reading, movies, traveling and watching her favorite sport, volleyball.

Colleen has played both indoor and outdoor volleyball in years past. She has travelled the world playing and watching her best friends play at the highest level of competition. She is still very much involved within the volleyball community; sponsoring, donating and volunteering hours upon hours to keep volleyball growing in the community and within each individual that has been lucky enough to come into her life.

Colleen continued this selfless drive by joining Spike2Care as their treasurer in 2014.

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Michael Perra

Board Advisor

Moving to Spokane in 2011 to complete a Bachelors Degree at EWU, Michael has remained in the area and is pursuing his MBA/MPA part time while working for Adams County in Ritzville. Michael is a volleyball lifer and is happy to bring his Management and Information Systems experience to the Spike2Care team.

When Michael is not working, he can be found helping with the Slugs Mens Volleyball team and this fall began working with the EWU Mens Volleyball Club. Michael is not all about serving others however as he is always looking for the next challenge on the court.

Michael was noted as the World's Largest Libero at the 2005 World Masters Games, winning the Mens 40+ Gold medal for Canada. This last summer playing for Club Dakine out of Seattle, Michael played middle and the team took the 50+ Silver behind Switzerland. We won't mention his finish in the beach doubles but considering the only teams he and his partner lost to finished 1, 2, 3 it was a tough draw.

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Lindsay Dalby

Secretary

Ryan has been a part of the volleyball community in the Spokane area for nearly 18 years, playing in multiple tournaments and leagues throughout the years.

Ryan fills his days as a Route Sales Manager for Interstate Batteries, which connects him with numerous business owners throughout the area. In his spare time, when he's not on a volleyball court, he's hanging out with his wife Lisa and daughter Jordyn. Outside of volleyball, Ryan enjoys camping , boating, and anything that gets him outdoors. He is also a very active volunteer at his church, participating in many community outreach projects.

Ryan has lived in Spokane his entire life and was drawn to Spike2Care because of the unconditional support that this volleyball community gives to one another.

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Ryan Earle

Board Member

Ryan has been a part of the volleyball community in the Spokane area for nearly 18 years, playing in multiple tournaments and leagues throughout the years.

Ryan fills his days as a Route Sales Manager for Interstate Batteries, which connects him with numerous business owners throughout the area. In his spare time, when he's not on a volleyball court, he's hanging out with his wife Lisa and daughter Jordyn. Outside of volleyball, Ryan enjoys camping , boating, and anything that gets him outdoors. He is also a very active volunteer at his church, participating in many community outreach projects.

Ryan has lived in Spokane his entire life and was drawn to Spike2Care because of the unconditional support that this volleyball community gives to one another.

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