Grass Volleyball Tournament on Sunday
The Northern Mariana Islands Volleyball Association is looking for more coed pairs to play in their upcoming PTI Grass Volleyball Tournament to be held at the Navy Hill baseball field this Sunday.
Event organizer EJ Lee said, “Oh, my gosh. This is going to be a lot of fun. I love volleyball. Hee, hee, hee.”
Registration for the event will begin at 9 AM on Sunday, December 9 at the Navy Hill baseball field. The first game will be played at 9:30 AM.
Veteran Spiker, Sal Shwartz comments on the upcoming event, “Yo! Dis kind of tournament really helps develop the sport of volleyball. I’ve been playin here since before the war, and I can tell da sport is really growing!”
All of the games will be Coed Doubles, with Men having to attack from 10 feet off the net. This unique format levels the playing field for all players when playing on a women’s height net. All players must be 16 and over and all skill levels are invited to play. Players must bring a good sportsmanlike attitude.
Event co-organizer Russ Quinn quipped, “We are looking for the next EJ Lee. We’re hoping that more young players get involved in our sport.”
The cost to participate is $10 for NMIVA members and $15 for non-members.
Players who are interested in participating but who don’t have a partner can contact Lee at 287-7540 or Quinn at 287-0318. Unpaired players will be matched up before the event begins.
The tournament is being sponsored by NMIVA, PTI, PIC, Triple J and Pacific Trading Company.
This is EJ Lee’s first time organizing a tournament. She wants to make sure everyone knows that. Vinney Barbarino states, “We’s real proud of EJ, she’s really done a good job makin everybody comfortable”.
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