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Proceeds to benefit Junior Achievement of Dallas and more than 20 local nonprofits

WHAT: Insurance professionals from across DFW will duke it out on the sand volleyball court on Thursday, Oct. 6 at IMA Financial Group’s annual Sandblast event, a round-robin sand volleyball tournament and fundraiser. 

DFW residents can register to participate in the tournament or attend the fundraiser as spectators and enjoy music, food and drinks. Individual tickets start at $75. The friendly competition is expected to raise over $60,000 for DFW-area nonprofits including Junior Achievement, who will serve as the fundraiser’s spotlight beneficiary.  

WHO: Sandblast is an annual fundraiser for the IMA Foundation, which supports local nonprofits in the areas of Advancing Youth, Education, and Arts & Culture. In 2021, the IMA Foundation’s Sandblast event raised more $40,000 and provided donations to more than 20 organizations in the DFW area. Each year, IMA associates volunteer at more than 150 nonprofits across the country.

WHERE: Sports Garden, 1850 E Belt Line Rd, Coppell, TX 75019

WHEN: Thursday, October 6 at 10 a.m. 


10:45 Junior Achievement Dallas check presentation

11:15 Volleyball tournament begins

11:45-1:00 Lunch is served

2:00 Happy Hour

2:20 Serve-2-Win 

3:45 Finalists Compete

HOW: Teams or individuals can register to participate or attend at 

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE: Rob Broz, IMA Financial Group Dallas Market President; Ruth Rohs, IMA Foundation Executive Director; representatives from Junior Achievement; various tournament participants 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: IMA clients serving up some competitive volleyball fun to support the community. Photos will be taken at the event and available immediately following.  



Sarah Jensen, IMA Community Relations & Foundation Specialist, (320) 296-3332

Jessica Poulalier, Center Reach Communications, 



Shortly after the incorporation of IMA Financial Group more than 40 years ago, the company’s founders showed true vision and commitment to the community by creating the IMA Foundation. With employee-owners at the core of its business, the goal of the IMA Foundation is to represent the passions of IMA associates and make strategic contributions within the foundation focus areas. 

IMA Foundation Vision: Empowering our communities to create opportunities that protect assets and make a difference.

IMA Foundation Mission: To provide philanthropic support in the communities where we work and live.