Runza Renews as Title Sponsor of AVCA Showcase

1/22/2009

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LEXINGTON, Ky.  - The American Volleyball Coaches Association has renewed its agreement with Runza® Restaurants as title sponsor of its College Volleyball Showcase, the organization announced Thursday.  The 2009 Showcase will be played August 28-29 at Qwest Center Omaha, Neb., in the second of a three-year deal with the arena.


"We are so pleased to welcome Runza® back as the title sponsor of the AVCA College Volleyball Showcase," said Kathy DeBoer, AVCA Executive Director.  "Combining a premier brand with a premier event brings value to both of us."


Founded in 1949, Runza® is a Nebraska tradition that operates and franchises 83 restaurants in Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa and Kansas.  The quick-service chain, who was title sponsor of the 2008 Showcase, is a valuable partner of this event.


"We are excited to partner with the AVCA once again as title sponsor of the College Volleyball Showcase," said Becky Perrett, Runza® Director of Marketing.  "The Showcase provides fans a sneak preview of top talent from across the country. Runza® is very pleased to support such a great event in Omaha."


Now in its 15th year, the Runza/AVCA College Volleyball Showcase is the premier regular season college volleyball tournament in the country.  The 2008 event featured four of the elite programs in the country who helped unveil a new conference challenge format.  The teams for the 2009 event will be announced at a later date.

 

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