The required entry fee is $400, but the Beached Whales are asking for $425 as an optional scholarship donation. Any amount paid over $400 will be used as a donation to the Dave Perry Scholarship.
Started in 2013, the IWP Board of Directors is proud to offer the only scholarship of its kind in Illinois, The Dave Perry Scholarship in honor of legendary Coach Dave Perry. Each spring, IWP will award money per student athlete per year, as determined by the Selection Committee in support of athletes attending college and playing water polo. The program is intended to assist those aspiring boy and girl water polo athletes to pursue their dreams in College while honoring the long and storied legacy of Coach Perry. To date, $15,000 dollars have been given in the form of scholarships to ten players from ten different high schools attend ten different Division I college and universities.
Illinois Water Polo (IWP) is a State and Federal not-for-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization founded to support the development of water polo here in Illinois.
Our goal is to provide at least a $500 donation to the Dave Perry Scholarship. Beached Whales will plan to donate $100-$200 to this cause and appreciate any help your team chooses to provide.