Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor To Speak at Cornerstone


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Cornerstone University hosts a special Champions of Character Fall Pre-Season "Kick-Off" on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 at6:30 p.m. in the Hansen Athletic Center featuring Misty May-Treanor.

Cornerstone has invited freshman, junior varsity and varsity volleyball programs from all 51 participating schools of the OK-Conference.

The free event is also open to the entire community.
"As we continue our commitment to the OK-Conference, we believe this will be an event that will help coaches set the tone for the upcoming season and promote character development on their team," said Mike Riemersma, director of the Champions of Character program.

The theme for this year's "kick-off" is "Setting the Standard." This meeting will include a presentation and Q&A session from Olympic gold medalist and current AVP #1 ranked Misty May-Treanor.

Through the Champions of Character program, Cornerstone University partners with the community and provides resources to work toward changing an eroding sports culture in our schools and communities.

Coaches and team representatives can RSVP to Mike Riemersma at 616.254.1671 by Friday, Aug. 27 for special seating.

"We have formed apartnership with the O-K Conference and all theGrand Rapids professional sports organizations (Grand Rapids Griffins and West Michigan Whitecaps)," said Riemersma. "Through these partnerships it is our desire to be a resource for all coaches, athletes, parents, youth programs, booster clubs and administrators not only in the Grand Rapids area, but the entire midwest."

To learn more about the NAIA, Program Center locations and events, visit www.cornerstone.edu/athletics/coc.

To schedule a presentation or to learn more about how Champions of Character will benefit your organization, please contact Mike Riemersma at michael.riemersma@cornerstone.edu.


*Article courtesy Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

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