When Project LastDrop was first started, our intention was always to tailor the initiative to a teenage audience. We are aware of, and promote, the power of a teen’s voice in their community.
However, one of the roadblocks we initially encountered was keeping them engaged. In a time of instant gratification and constant movement, we had to find a solution to not only grab their attention, but to keep them interested in our work.
After extensive research and feedback, we decided to host our first beach volleyball tournament in the summer of 2018. In this tournament, we had 56 players. The event was such a success, that the participants were immediately asking for another tournament. Not only did we gain a large following as a result of this tournament, but we raised $1000 for T1D research.