Siouxland Sports Medicine Foundation to be Title Sponsor 2010 NAIA Volleyball National Championship


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Story courtesy of Sioux City Sports Authority

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - The Sioux City Sports Authority and Events and Facilities Board announced Wednesday that the Siouxland Sports Medicine Foundation (SSMF) will be the title sponsor for the 2010 NAIA Volleyball National Championship held Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena.

"We are excited to partner once again with the NAIA and Sioux City for this year's volleyball national championship," Kevin Negaard, Director of Sports Medicine Services for SSMF said. "The SSMF, CNOS and the Siouxland Surgery Center had a positive experience last year and believe this event is a positive platform to enhance the mission of the SSMF. This event has a great benefit for the community and we take great pride in being involved in this kind of partnership."

Twenty-four teams will descend upon Sioux City for the event for three days of pool play, with the top-two teams from each pool advancing into a single-elimination bracket the final two days.

"Having a title sponsor like the SSMF is crucial to the success of the event," Corey Westra, NAIA Volleyball National Championship Co-Tournament Director and President of the Sioux City Sports Authority said. "They help us promote and grow the tournament and their participation is a catalyst for other businesses to become involved with this great event. Again, it shows the tremendous community support we have for the NAIA here in Sioux City."

SSMF also provides all athletic training and orthopedic surgery care for the NAIA Volleyball and Women's Division II Basketball National Championships in Sioux City. Sioux City has the contract with the NAIA to host the Volleyball National Championship through 2012. Sioux City will host the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship, Presented by State Farm Insurance, for a 14th time March 9-15, 2011. Basketball is under contract through 2012.

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