March 27, 2017
Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Coach Karch Kiraly, USA Volleyball Athletes and City Officials Come Together in the City of Kindness to Give Back to Local Athletes
WHAT: On Friday, March 24, USA Volleyball donated 4,500 pieces of sports equipment totaling $200,000 to Anaheim High Schools to support training the next generation of superstar athletes. The donation includes completely outfitting volleyball and running student athletes (girls and boys) with 3,800 pieces of new apparel and gear including game jerseys, tank tops, practice warm-ups, jackets, knee pads, plus 700 pairs of shoes.
WHY: USA Volleyball is the national governing body of volleyball in the United States. Anaheim has been the official host city to the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team since 2006 and the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team since 2009. Recently the organization entered into a new contract with Sports Anaheim, a division of the city’s destination marketing organization, through 2020. Today’s events are part of the organization’s mission to give back to Anaheim’s community and thank them for welcoming USA Volleyball athletes to the City of Kindness.
WHO: The officials following were in attendance during Friday’s event:
• U.S. Women’s Volleyball Coach Karch Kiraly and athletes from U.S. Volleyball Men’s and Women’s National Teams
• 100 athletes from Anaheim High Schools
• Anaheim High School Unified School District Office representatives
• City of Anaheim officials
• Sports Anaheim
WHERE: American Sports Center: 1500 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
CONTACT: Erin Ramsauer, PR Manager, Visit Anaheim:
t: (714) 765-8670; e: firstname.lastname@example.org
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $31 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, three Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit www.usavolleyball.org.
About Sports Anaheim
Sports Anaheim was established to bring in local, national and international sporting events into the destination, and serve as a resource for local organizations needing support in their bid to attract sports business.
About Visit Anaheim
Founded in 1961, Visit Anaheim is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit destination marketing organization. Visit Anaheim’s mission is to develop, market and sell Anaheim benefiting the economic vitality of our communities. Follow Visit Anaheim on Facebook (Facebook.com/VisitAnaheim) Twitter (@Visit_Anaheim), Instagram (Instagram.com/VisitAnaheim) and LinkedIn (VisitAnaheim).