Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor Announces Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic and Tournament Series Presented by Spalding

July 11, 2013 by  
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Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor Announces Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic and Tournament Series Presented by Spalding 

May-Treanor to Conduct Juniors Outdoor Volleyball Clinic and Tournament in Virginia Beach, VA on August 22nd and 23rd  in  Association with Tidewater Volleyball Association at the 51st Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships

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For Immediate Release:

(VIRGINIA BEACH,VA) – Three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is providing the next generation of aspiring volleyball players a platform to take their game to the next level with the Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic and Tournament Series Presented by Spalding.

The Dream in Gold tour is scheduled for six stops across the United States this summer and features clinics conducted by May and her associates, as well as a series of tournaments designed to celebrate players’ accomplishments while recognizing the importance of continuous practice and competition in order to reach goals in life.

“I am so excited to get out there and see the eagerness of these juniors who are the future of the sport,” May-Treanor said. “These young athletes will be playing in an organized and engaging environment similar to what I enjoyed as a junior myself.”

Players will be divided into various age groups and skill levels to grant each clinician the opportunity to gain the most out of the experience. Each clinic will cover all of the basic fundamentals and volleyball game strategies, providing players with a day of comprehensive skill development.

Tournaments will consist of a round robin format for maximum play, and playoffs and championship games will determine division winners. Division winners will receive an invitation to the East Coast Surfing Championships inVirginia Beach,Va., to compete for the 2013 championship.

“Associating with Misty in this endeavor, following her 2012 Olympics achievement, is a privilege and something we plan to build upon for years to come,” said Paul Sullivan, Vice President of Spalding. “Spalding has been a long-time supporter of Misty May-Treanor and is excited to continue its legacy with this elite and comprehensive program.”

The Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic and Tournament Series will be managed by The Elevation Group, which formerly produced events such as the Wide Open Beach Volleyball Tournament, USA Beach Volleyball Junior Tour, U.S. Open Beach Volleyball and Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament.

Misty May-Treanor’s Dream In Gold Juniors Outdoor Series is excited to make its final tour stop in Virginia Beach, VA at the 51st annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championship, alongside the Wide Open Beach Volleyball Tournament hosted by Tidewater Volleyball Association. Misty May-Treanor herself, along with a number of other beach professionals, will facilitate a juniors clinic that is sure to get participants in tune with the nuances of the beach volleyball game. Misty May-Treanor is a three time Olympic gold medalist, winning gold in women’s beach volleyball in 2004, 2008, and 2012.  The DIG Juniors Series Finale Tournament will offer divisions to boys and girls including U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18.  Participants should pre-register on the TVA website, by going to playtva.org/mistymay.  Participants can pre-register for the DIG clinic by going to playtva.org/mistymay/clinic.

Alongside the 51st annual Coastal Edge ECSC on August 22-25th, top professional beach volleyball players will battle it out in the Big Money #3 Volleyball Tournament, hosted by Virginia Beach’s favorite beach volleyball provider, Tidewater Volleyball Association. Up for grabs is a $10,000 purse which is awarded to the top Pro division contenders and champions.

Tidewater Volleyball’s Big Money #3 will consist of a 32-team Pro division for Men and Women, as well as amateur divisions for all skill levels in Men’s, Women’s, and Co-ed 2’s over the course of this monumental weekend of volleyball and surfing. Pre-registration is required for the Pro division and will be made available on Tidewater Volleyball Association’s website, www.playtva.org/beach .  All amateur divisions are encouraged to pre-register, as divisions fill up fast.

Tidewater Volleyball (TVA) is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting volleyball in the Coastal Virginia region. Formed in 1968, TVA is one of the oldest promoters of beach volleyball leagues and tournaments in the Mid Atlantic. With over 1,400 local members, TVA also offers indoor adult leagues and youth programs at their 7-court indoor facility located inVirginia Beach.

For more information, contact:

Dexter Powers

dexterp@playtva.org

Tidewater Volleyball

(757) 498-5052  ext 1

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