Record Year for Bay Area Apartment Association’s Annual Volleyball Tournament Benefiting the Children’s Home Network

St. Pete Beach, Fla., April 13, 2018 – Fifty teams competed for first place at the Bay Area Apartment Association’s 8th Annual Spikes for Tykes Volleyball Tournament on Friday, April 13th, at Post Card Inn on St. Pete Beach, benefitting the Children’s Home Network in Tampa.

The Children’s Home Network is Tampa’s oldest, and continuously running non-profit that is improving lives and changing life stories of abused, neglected and abandoned children. At its residential campus on Memorial Highway, the Children’s Home Network provides a safe, healing environment to help boys and girls who have experienced trauma. More than 25,000 children and families benefit each year through Children’s Home Network programs.

The Bay Area Apartment Association is committed to giving back to children and families in the Tampa Bay community. Sponsors, players and spectators collaboratively raised over $11,000 in support of the Children’s Home Network.  

 The Bay Area Apartment Association’s 9th Annual Spikes for Tykes Volleyball Tournament expected to take place on April 12, 2019. Details will be confirmed in the near future. Visit for more information.

Pulte Homes Raises Nearly $100,000 in a Single Day for the Children's Home Network in Tampa

Over $98,000 was raised on Monday by the West Florida Division of Pulte Homes at its second annual Building to Make Lives Better Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Children’s Home Network in Tampa.

Proceeds raised will sustain the Children’s Home Network’s Pulte Promise Center, a completely renovated vocational building made possible with the donations garnered from last year’s tournament and named after Pulte Homes. Proceeds will also help cover educational programs and initiatives provided for the children at the Network’s campus.

The Pulte Promise Center is now used for continued learning by Adolescents in Motherhood and Kids Village, a residential treatment program, specializing in children ages 6 to 18, who are victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment.

“All of us at Pulte Homes are proud to be partnered with the Children’s Home Network,” Strickler said. “The enormous effort on the part of generous donors and contributors to this event is moving, and we are pleased to join hands with the entire Tampa community to assist these very deserving at-risk children and families through this incredible charity,” Strickler continued.

Pulte’s partnership with the Children’s Home Network has resulted in over $175,000 raised within the span of one year.


Presenting the check at the second annual Building to Make Lives Better Golf tournament hosted by Pulte Homes at Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa are:(L to R) Irene Rickus, President/CEO, Children's Home Network; Sean Strickler, President/West Florida Division of Pulte Homes.

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