Life Center Church, 4402 Femrite Dr, Madison 53716
Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr, Madison, WI 53704
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 110 N. Whitney Way, Madison 53705
Blessed Sacrament, 2116 Hollister Ave, Madison WI 53726
St. James Church- Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, 1204 St. James Ct, Madison, 53715
Thank you to everyone who pitched in and volunteered, and to everyone who enjoyed an evening of dining to benefit Madison Starlings!
Mike Jolly was a dear friend and supporter of Starlings Madison. Mike was a coach for Madison Starlings in 2016-2017 and was our tournament Director in 2018. Mike passed away just after Christmas in 2021.
Thanks to Dan Richke of Madison Turner's, a long-time friend and mutual player and lover of volleyball, Madison Starlings was the beneficiary of fundraising at some adult tournaments dedicated to Coach Jolly. As a result, Madison Starlings was able to hold its first summer league for Starlings players- The Mike Jolly Legacy League. Madison Turner's was Mike's volleyball home, and his friends there have placed a memorial at Turner's to remember the man who expanded volleyball, literally the venue, in Madison.
Over 40 youth participated in practices held once a week in 2022, thanks to Richke's fundraising efforts. Madison Starlings trained our 17-18 team players to lead drills to begin the practices, providing the young adult players an opportunity to earn a stipend while developing coaching skills.
This program is planned to continue next summer, 2023. A legacy of Mike Jolly, Dan Richke, and his friends at Madison Turners.