Stand up for a cause by sitting down.

Concordia's School of Health Professions has teamed up with the university's Moved With Compassion committee to host a sitting volleyball tournament. This event promises to serve up a fun time for Concordia students, faculty, staff, alumni, and university friends who are interested in supporting the installation of a push-button door access at the Field House entrance.


The cost is $5 per participants. Proceeds will go directly towards the purchase and installation of a new push-button door access at the Field House.

Registration opens Oct. 17 and closes Oct. 31. Read the instructions below and then click on the button to the right to register your team.

How to register a team...

1. Teams must be composed of 6-10 players.

2. Choose a team name. All teams will automatically be entered into the "Team Name Competition" where two teams will receive reimbursement for the cost of their registration. Winners will be chosen based on how well their team name embodies the spirit of the event.

3. A team captain should collect the names and email addresses of all players then click the registration button to the right to register the team.

4. The cost to register a team is $5 per player. Payment may be made by credit or debit card for the entire team.

Structure and rules...

The top two teams will receive prizes! Additional raffle prizes will be available for team members.

Click here to find details on the structure and rules of the CUW Sitting Volleyball Tournament.


Even if you're not interested in playing, you can still support the cause:

  • Come watch the tournament. Free will offerings will gratefully be accepted at the door.
  • Purchase concessions. An assortment of treats and refreshments will be available at the event.
  • Contribute to our crowdfunding page. Click here to check out the CrowdRise page.


Sitting volleyball is virtually the same as the more commonly known game, only it’s played while sitting down. The net is lowered to accommodate the height difference of the players. Teams of six compete to score the most points in order to win matches.

Sitting volleyball was first introduced at the Summer Paralympic Games in 1976 and became a full Paralympic event in 1980.

Click here to watch the game in action.


Concordia’s Moved With Compassion Committee is a cross-departmental group that organizes activities, events, and speakers to raise awareness about individuals who are differently abled. In the past, the committee has brought notable speakers—including Paralympian Kaitlyn Verfeurth and H.K. Derryberry, who is one of few people in the world diagnosed with hyperthymesia (the ability to remember the vast majority of personal experiences or events in one's life)—to campus each fall to inform and educate Concordians.