Inside Influitive: Fun In The Sun For The SickKids Foundation

Early one summer morning, on the beach at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto, thousands of people showed up for largest beach volleyball tournament in the world – and an Influitive team was amongst those competitors.

20140712_095235It wasn’t just any tournament – it was the annual SickKids Foundation Heatwave beach volleyball tournament. Dozens of teams from all across the Greater Toronto Area were there to raise money and awareness for the foundation.

Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, also known as SickKids, is a paediatric centre that serves patients up to the age of 18. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in Toronto who doesn’t know someone who has either been a patient, worked or volunteered at the hospital.

As a Toronto-based startup, the tournament was the perfect opportunity for our team to support a good cause that is close to home. Our team, made up of Influitive developers, marketers, salespeople and product managers, was pumped up and ready to have some fun in the sun.

20140712_130635The team rose to the occasion…sort of. Out of the five games we played in, we managed to squeak out a win. Which is pretty amazing considering the amount of practice we put in (you guessed it…none).

Luckily, we’re much better at building and selling adovcate marketing software than we are at playing volleyball.

On the upside, the weather was perfect. And most importantly, we had tons of fun as a team!

After our games wrapped up, we decided to grab a couple of drinks as a team. We sat out on the pub’s patio and reminisced about the good matches, and the not-so-good matches. It doesn’t get much better than spending a hot, sunny Saturday on the beach with your colleagues to raise money for a fantastic cause.

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Be on the Influitive team next time around…

Former beach volleyball champions wanted! We’re growing fast and hiring for a number of roles in Toronto, Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out our Careers page for the most up-to-date information about jobs at Influitive.