RAIWAI Volleyball Association (RVA) says it will contribute part the proceeds from the Vulaca Championship to the victims of last year's Cyclone Evan.
The Vulaca Championship is an annual battle between districts from the Central and Eastern divisions which will be held at the Vodafone Arena on Friday and Saturday.
RVA president Francis Lanyon said fans could contribute towards this by turning out in numbers at the two-day meet.
"The entry fee is $2.50 per player and $3 flat for the fans. Part of the gate takings will go to the victims of Cyclone Evan," he said.
"Fans can also contribute by bringing clothes and other items which will be distributed to the victims."
Lanyon said they were expecting top level competition at the championship as the top eight teams from each division would qualify for the prestigious Vanua Challenge. "Twenty men's and 12 women's teams will be competing at the Vulaca Championship," he added. "This is the first major volleyball tournament of the year and it will surely live up to the expectation of the fans."
Lanyon said defending champions Suva were the top bet but the challenge was on other districts to beat them this weekend.
"For Raiwai, hosting the tournament is the main priority. Winning the tournament will be a bonus for us."
Lanyon said they were trying to get a representative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, which is sponsoring the venue, to be the chief guest at the championship. The tournament starts at 8.30am.
Meanwhile, Raiwai won the Vulaca Championship build-up tournament on Monday. The side defeated Raiwaqa 3-1 in the final.