Arizona Region kicks off it's 20th year with the General
all of Arizona's Club Directors and many Adult Team
Reps showed their presence at the Region's General Assembly
September 21st, enjoying a catered lunch, good
company and an Olympic Medalist.
USA Libero Nicole Davis flew down from Colorado Springs
and gave the pre-Assembly's IMPACT clinic crowd an impromptu
passing clinic and talked about her up bringing and who
what motivated her to get to her current status as a Silver
medalist at the Beijing Olympic games.
She then joined the General Assembly and started off
thanking the group for their efforts in building athletes
them to get to the Olympic programs she now enjoys. Davis
then answered the questions of the group for almost an
hour, ranging from her Martial Arts background and the
in China to her belief in John Wooden's Pyramid of Success.
The assembly was a precursor to the upcoming season.
Officiating, new rules, new club policies and a review
of the 2007-08
season were all discussed.
Team USA Wins
Big in Beijing - Again!
Women's Sitting Olympic Volleyball Team took the silver
medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. The team
lost to China in the finals and also in pool play. Those
were the only two matches lost by Team USA. Enroute to
the finals the team upset the #1 team in the world - the
Netherlands to set up the final against the host country
Webster of Cave Creek, AZ was a member of the team. She
was also with the team when they came out of nowhere to
take the Bronze medal in Athens four years ago. Congratulations
to Lora and the rest of the Women's Sitting Volleyball
Sitting Volleyball Team with their Silver Medals
is seated on the far right)
For a great overview of the Paralympic Games
check this link to the Boston
Sanderson Ford Best of the Beach is coming to Glendale
Westgate City Center Sept 25-27
Season-Ending Professional Beach Volleyball Tournament
Will Bring the Game’s Top Players and Olympic Stars
to Westgate City Center September 25-27 The 2008 AVP Sanderson
Ford Best of the Beach event will deliver the ultimate
Pro Beach Volleyball & Entertainment experience at
Westgate City Center. www.westgateaz.com
event will feature the top 12 individual men and the top
12 individual women on Tour and will be played at Westgate
City Center, Arizona’s premiere sports and entertainment
complex. Tickets can be purchased online at www.avp.com/glendale,
by phone at 800-919-6272 or in person at Just Sports (Westgate
The Glendale Fire Department has teamed up with Westgate and are able to sell
tickets for the AVP event with a portion of the ticket sales going to the Glendale
Fire Department Charity Fund, which helps people and organizations in need.
For information on purchasing your tickets through Glendale Fire Department
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
stop by any Glendale Fire Station.
There is also a charity game between fire and police on 9-27 at 9:00.
volunteer for the tournament, e-mail email@example.com