through July 1, 2012
Phoenix Convention Center
Tickets Now On Sale for 29th Annual Volleyball Festival
Weeklong festivities include tournament, KidsZone and Special Olympics
WHAT: Ready! Set! Spike! The Volleyball Festival is once again taking over downtown Phoenix as more than 6,000 female 12- to 18-year-old athletes compete in one of the largest and most family-friendly volleyball tournaments in the country. In addition, U.S. Olympian Beach Volleyball Gold Medalist Misty May will speak to participants and sign autographs at the Phoenix Convention Center on June 28.
The tournament welcomes all international female club and school teams with no pre-qualification necessary and promotes high-level competition coupled with good sportsmanship. Team registration is still available online.
The week of competition kicks off June 26 with an Olympics-style Opening Ceremonies at Chase Field featuring guest appearances from volleyball luminaries, an Olympic-style march in of teams, awards and a performance by Polynesian dancers, drummers and fire dancers to coincide with this year’s Festival theme of “Ho`olaule`a” (Hawaiian word for festival).
In addition to the tournament games, the 6-day festival features several family-friendly activities, including a Kids Zone, Special Olympics division, Win With Heart Day, Sportsmanship Awards, Spirit Awards, indoor sand court with pro beach celebrities, massage therapy stations, internet café and Renaissance Girl college scholarship awards.
The highlight of the week’s competition is the 18-year-old age group championship game, scheduled for Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. and will be tape-delay televised to over 10 million homes on Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports West, Prime Ticket (L.A. market) and Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 26 – Sunday, July 1, 2012
Opening Ceremonies: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 26 @ Chase Field
Tournament: Beginning at 8:00 a.m. daily from Wednesday, June 27 – Sunday, July 1 @ Phoenix Convention Center
Kids Zone: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Detailed daily schedule available at www.volleyball-festival.com
WHERE: Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Opening Ceremonies at Chase Field
COST: Opening Ceremony: $10 kids (ages 6-12), $15 adult, 5 and under free
Daily: $5 kids (ages 6-12), $8 adults, 5 and under free
Weekly: $20 kids (ages 6-12), $35 adults
All-access: $30 kids (ages 6-12), $50 adults
Kids Zone $15 per day (ages 3-13)
CONTACT: To learn more visit www.volleyball-festival.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VolleyballFestival.