Vancouver, WA,  March 21st, 2023 – The Vancouver Volcanoes are excited to announce Waste Connections as our official community partner for the 2023 basketball season! We will be hosting six fundraising games that will benefit the following community partners: Share Vancouver (March 31st), East Vancouver Business Association Scholarship Fund (April 21st), Chelsea’s Closet (April 29th), Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (May 5th), Hoops For Hope (May 13th), and the Salvation Army (May 26th). All hosted community partner games will be held at Clark Community College O’Connell Sports Complex at 7:00 p.m. 


Waste Connections and the Vancouver Volcanoes are committed to supporting the Vancouver youth community and giving back to local organizations. This new partnership will allow community organizations to raise money and awareness by supporting the team and selling Vancouver Volcanoes tickets for the 2023 basketball season. A specific home game and a coupon code have been designated for each organization. Supporters will enter this coupon code when buying any Volcano tickets online, and 50% of those sales will go back to the organization for all 2023 home games, including the organization’s specific fundraising night. There are multiple places to enter this coupon code when purchasing tickets online, the most popular being the checkout page. All home games and all ticket types will be included in the fundraiser. 


There are also a number of ways local businesses can help raise money and support these community organizations. 50% of any Banners, Game Day Vendors, Company Games Nights, or Corporate Alley Oops purchased with the Volcanoes will also be included in the fundraiser. The Corporate Alley Oop provides tickets to the fundraising organization to pass out to underprivileged youth and/or constituents to attend the game for free.  The Yard Milkshake Bar has stepped up to create the Berry Monkey Milkshake & Cano’s Dream Shake that also donate proceeds to these amazing community organizations. Let us know if you have products you would like to promote that may also be included in our fundraisers. 



Share Vancouver | Code: SHAREVAN

EVBA Scholarship Fund | Code: EVBA 

Chelsea’s Closet |Code: SUPERHERO

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes | Code: NWABA

Hoops For Hope | Code: HOPE

Salvation Army | Code: SALVATION


Share Vancouver provides food for all ages, operates four shelters, provides rental assistance with caring case management to help clients secure affordable housing, and assists those living on the streets as well as those at risk of losing their homes. Share Vancouver will be our first community fundraising game on Friday, March 31st when the Vancouver Volcanoes take on the Seattle Superhawks. It will be Disco Fever Night as we raise money for Share Vancouver with Jessica Chan (Pop Local) and Ben Surrat (Passages to Success), as they compete in the annual Share Gala on April 22nd.  


The East Vancouver Business Association Scholarship Fund has raised over $75,000 in education scholarships over the last 10 years in Clark County. Rather than sending future leaders out of the area for education and having them not return, they believe that it is important that our young people receive a quality education here in town and that we keep that educated workforce in the area. In the spirit of scholarships, we encourage fans in attendance to represent their local high school for Spirit Night, as the Volcanoes take on the Bakersfield Majestics Friday, April 21st. The East Vancouver Business Association’s mission is to promote and support businesses within its community. For more information on EVBA visit: 


The Chelsea Hicks Foundation runs the Chelsea’s Closet therapeutic costume play program, bringing Hope, Laughter, and Empowerment to seriously ill children in local hospitals throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Chelsea’s Closet is a mobile dress-up closet providing seriously ill children and their siblings with costumes that they keep, toys and accessories to transform into any Superhero, Princess or any imaginative character to help battle their disease. For over 13 years, Chelsea’s Closet has brought joy, smiles, and magical play to over 14,000 seriously ill children in our community. The children and families served are the true Superheroes, which is why we will be celebrating Super Hero Night when the

Vancouver Volcanoes host the California Sea-Kings on April 29th. Wear your favorite costume and join us to support CHF! For more information on Chelsea’s Closet follow the link below: 


Northwest Association of Blind Athletes’ mission is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are visually impaired.  Since 2007, the NWABA has served more than 1,900 children, youth, adults, and military veterans through tailored programming which improves self-confidence and self esteem, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community, and builds skills necessary to help these individuals succeed in all areas of life.  In honor of their 16th anniversary, NWABA will be hosting our home match-up against the Salem Capitals on May 5th. In the spirit of Cinco De Mayo, we will be celebrating Fiesta Night as we support the Northwest Association For Blind Athletes and their mission to use sport and physical activity to change lives for the better. For more information on the Northwest Association of Blind Athletes follow the link below:


H.O.P.E. for the GOOD Foundation members aims to help one person every day. Their mission is to empower families, youth, and individuals to build their communities through service, healthy, and positive life choices. They have programs & resources for the community, and several initiatives including Hoops For HOPE, HOPE for Tomorrow, HOPE @ Home, and the HOPEFront. Many Vancouver basketball players may be familiar with Hoops For Hope (previously Hoops on the River), as they bring back the classic summer 3 on 3 basketball tournament to Vancouver. Come support Hoops for HOPE for JERSEY NIGHT, on Friday, May 13th against the Wenatchee BigHorns. For more information on H.O.P.E. for the GOOD follow the link below:


The Salvation Army in Vancouver is privileged to serve the basic and immediate needs of people in the community every day. They provide food, family resources and youth enrichment programs including music instruction to youth within their community.  A glimpse into their programs looks like; 900+ hungry families receive food boxes, 25 families receive housing assistance and case management services, 20 children engaged in our after-school care,  20 youth learning and expanding their musical skills, 30 kids sponsored by donors for overnight summer camp, 25 kids+ attend our summer day camp, and 840 families received food and toys at Christmas.  Join us for our Military Appreciation Night to The Salvation Army for our last home game and match-up against the Salem Capitals, Friday, May 26th. For more information on The Salvation Army, follow the link below:


The Vancouver Volcanoes are very thankful to have Waste Connections as their Official Community Partner for the 2023 season. Since 1997, Waste Connections have provided solid waste collection, transfer and recycling services for residents and businesses of Clark County, Washington. Waste Connections proudly serves the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt, as well as unincorporated and rural areas of Clark County. Waste Connections, Connect with the Future.