JVDA Donates Volleyballs from JVDA Championships
LEXINGTON, Ky. - In a continuing effort to grow, establish and support youth and junior volleyball, the Junior Volleyball Directors Association (JVDA) and Molten have donated all tournament volleyballs from the JVDA Championships that recently took place in late June, in Louisville, Kentucky.
These balls were distributed throughout the state of Kentucky via the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) and will help grade school, middle school, high school and club programs throughout the state of Kentucky.
According to Mitzy Donnhoff, President of the KVCA, "The state of Kentucky had 80 volleyball teams five years ago, today we have 280 varsity volleyball programs. The JVDA Championships ball donation was huge for our organization. We distributed the balls to new middle school programs throughout the state.
"Our mission is to educate all of the new coaches and develop middle school, elementary school, and rural club volleyball teams to feed the varsity programs," she continued. "The donation of the JVDA Championships balls to schools in Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro and Eastern Kentucky. Special thanks to the JVDA for helping us introduce more young girls to the great sport of volleyball."
The objectives of the KVCA are:
* To promote and help maintain the highest possible standards in interscholastic volleyball and the volleyball coaching profession.
* To work together for the improvement of conditions and skill level in Kentucky high school and middle school volleyball.
* To promote harmonious relationships between school administration and coaches in their respective schools concerning the administration of the sport of volleyball.
* To maintain a representative group of coaches and promote fellowship through professional and social contacts among coaches.
The following is a list of schools/programs who received tournament balls for their programs.
Bowling Green Middle
St. Joseph Middle
Breathitt County High School
Eastside Christian Academy
Highland Middle School
Olmsted South Middle School
Louisville Starlings Club Team
Westport Middle School
College View Middle
Pulaski Co Middle
More than 5,000 athletes descended upon the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, June 27-30, to take part in the inaugural JVDA Championships. The event, which saw nearly 500 teams participate, welcomed volleyball players from 20 states, as well as Puerto Rico and Japan, to compete in championships for seven different age groups (12-18), with the hopes of even more international flair to be added in the future.