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TRU rebrands tournament to honour B.C. volleyballer killed in crash

Owyn McInnis Memorial Tournament will be held in April
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Owyn McInnis, a member of the Thompson River University men’s volleyball team, died in a crash in Kamloops on Nov. 29, 2023. Thompson River University has set up a scholarship in his name. (TRU Wolfpack 2023-24 Men’s Volleyball Roster)

Thomspon River University has announced the first annual Owyn McInnis Memorial Tournament will be held in April.

The institute is rebranding its annual Battle of the Borders tournament to honour former Wolfpack teammate Owyn McInnis who died in a car crash just outside the university on Nov. 29, 2023.

The U17/18 boys and girls are scheduled April 13-14 and U15/16 is set to play April 27-28 at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops.

All proceeds from the Owyn McInnis Memorial Tournament will support future tournaments and the Owyn McInnis Memorial Men’s Volleyball Athletic Award.

Registration for the tournament is open. Entry is $500.

READ MORE: Crash claims life of TRU athlete, puts 2 Kelowna teammates in critical care

A GoFundMe remains open to support McInnis’ family.

READ MORE: VIDEO: Thompson Rivers University holds memorial for athlete killed in crash



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