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Arizona Region of USA Volleyball News

April 2010

In this edition:

ASU Turf Challenge - 65th Annual Boyce Awards Banquet - USA Volleyball Statement in Regards to Youth Membership Protection Safeguards - SOAZ 2010 Summer Games

ASU Turf Challenge

The Arizona State University Women’s Volleyball Program Presents:

Turf Challenge 2010
April 30th – May 1st
The largest grass court tournament in Arizona!

The tournament will feature the following divisions:

Friday April 30th - Coed Doubles*, Coed Fours*
Check-in will begin at 3:00 pm, and play will start at 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 1st – Men’s Doubles*, Women’s Doubles*
Check-in will begin at 8:00 am, and play will start at 9:00 am.

All competition will take place on the ASU Soccer Field.

This year’s tournament will feature cash prizes for first and second places!

For registration information, go to:

Please be sure to register for the tournament before Wednesday, April 28, 2010. NO WALK-UPS WILL BE ALLOWED.

The cost for participation is $30 per player per event. If a participant would like to play in multiple events, the cost will be $50 for both days per player. All players in the event will receive a t-shirt. There will also be a series of player’s events held at several of the sponsor sites in Tempe. Dates and times TBA.

If you have any questions, please contact Jose Lugo via email:

*The tournament is open to men and women, regardless of age. Prospective or current collegiate athletes must be aware that accepting prize money can affect eligibility as per NCAA guidelines.


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65th Annual Boyce Awards Banquet

Each year, USAV hosts the Boyce Awards Banquet to honor indivduals from around the country for their dedication to volleyball. This year, the event will be held in Phoenix in conjunction with USAV National Meetings and the Adult Open National tournament. The banquet will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel on Thursday, May 27. The AZ Region is looking for 10 adult volunteers to help with set up (noon-4 pm) and check-in or silent auction (4 pm - 9 pm). For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christy.


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USA Volleyball Statement in Regards to Youth Membership Protection Safeguards

"In light of the recent publicity USA Swimming has received on ABC News' "20/20" show in regards to its youth membership protection safeguards, USA Volleyball wants to proactively re-affirm to its leadership, coaches, club directors, membership and parents of junior players that we take this topic very seriously..." Read more

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SOAZ 2010 Summer Games

The Special Olympics Arizona's 2010 Summer Games are coming up. Here are the details about this exciting opportunity for you and your family to be "Day of Event" volunteers and support the volleyball related events. This is a life enhancing experience for everyone interested in sharing their love of volleyball with the Athletes and their family members at the Summer Games. The smiles are lifetime smiles.

Mesa Community College (MCC)

1833 W. Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ 85202

Friday (April 30th) - An outdoor volleyball net is being set up for volunteers to demonstrate and teach basic volleyball skills to everyone interested in exploring the fun sport of volleyball.

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Volunteers needed

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Volunteers needed

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Opening Ceremonies & Dance! Everyone is invited to attend this amazing, do not miss experience!

Saturday (May 1st) - There will be a Clinic/Skills Station event in the gym from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM for volunteers to demonstrate and teach basic volleyball skills to everyone interested in exploring the fun sport of volleyball. There will be Exhibition Games played by the City of Tempe's Unified Sports Volleyball Team from Noon to 1:30 PM with volunteers invited to cheer on the Athletes and Partners as they play and answer any questions that any spectators have regarding the action on the volleyball court.

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Clinic/Skills Stations Volunteers Needed

Noon to 1:30 PM - Unified Sports Volleyball Exhibition Games - Volunteers Needed for off the court support

Please contact Theresa Scobee if you will be available to volunteer for any of these times for planning purposes. Also, please feel free to share this information with everyone that you think will be interested in volunteering and enjoying an amazing opportunity to share the fun of volleyball through this community outreach project.

If you are not sure if you can volunteer right now, no worries. Once you decide that you are coming to volunteer to support the volleyball events, please contact Theresa, or you can simply show up at Mesa Community College and sign in at the VOLUNTEER CHECK - IN station to receive your Volunteer Shirt and join us on the outdoor court or in the gym.

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