Grass Volleyball Serving Up A Cure In Port St. Lucie!

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USA Volleyball and UPONTOP Volleyball Academy partner to offer a grass volleyball event for charity.

Today, the Florida Region of USA Volleyball is excited to announce the 2nd stop of the Grass Volleyball Tour which will take place in Port St. Lucie, FL on October 27. The Pinktober Volleyfest “Serving Up A Cure” grass volleyball event will include both competitive and recreational playing divisions for adult and junior players. Partnering with the Florida Region of USA Volleyball is UPONTOP Volleyball Academy who will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the “Susan G. Komen Foundation" in efforts to fund research on fighting Breast Cancer.

The tournament will take place at the Digital Domain St. Lucie Mets Stadium. Team check-in will begin at 8:30am and play will begin at 9:00am. Teams will participate in pool play during the morning matches and then a single elimination playoff in the afternoon. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players are welcome. Prizes will be presented to the winners in each division.

Teams in the competitive division will consist of 4 players per team and are required to have 1 female on the court during play. The team fee for competitive teams will be $120 for regular registration and $200 for “VIP” registration. Teams in the recreational division will consist of 6 players per team and are required to have 2 females on the court during play. The team fee for recreational teams will be $200 for regular registration and $300 for “VIP” registration. VIP teams will be provided with t-shirts, as well as lunch, drinks and a shade tent throughout the tournament. Online registration for this event will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. Walkups on Saturday will incur a $50 onsite registration fee. Interested teams can register online at the Florida Region of USA Volleyball website:

“We are excited about the opportunity to offer a grass tournament that supports a great cause, such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation,” Steve Bishop, Executive Director/President of the Florida Region of USA Volleyball commented. “Together, with UPONTOP Volleyball Academy, we anticipate this will be another fun and exciting event here in the Florida Region.” Timothy Rouch, Director of UPONTOP Volleyball Academy added, “The battle against breast cancer is a personal one for me and my family. This disease has impacted our lives and tested our will, strength and resolve. Too many of our loved one’s have had to fight this fight it’s time we all do something to make a difference. We are honored that the Florida Region of USA Volleyball has joined forces with us and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation for our first annual “Pinktober Volleyfest” volleyball tournament.”

About Susan G. Komen Foundation:

Foundation dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure. Since its inception in 1982, Komen has invested nearly $2 billion for breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social support programs in the U.S., and through partnerships in more than 50 countries. Today, Komen has more than 100,000 volunteers working in a network of 124 affiliates worldwide. Additional information on the Susan G. Komen Foundation can be found at                 
About UPONTOP Volleyball Academy:

UPONTOP Volleyball Academy is a 501c3 NON-PROFIT volleyball club located in St Lucie County and their goal is to not only teach volleyball but to also teach young minds about health, fitness, honesty, responsibility and commitment. UPONTOP gives them the opportunity to succeed and at the same time show them how important it is to learn and progress from failure, thus creating a true sense of accomplishment. Additional information on UPONTOP Volleyball Academy can be found at:

About Florida Region of USA Volleyball:

The Florida Region of USA Volleyball was established in 1982 to promote the sport of volleyball and to create competitive playing opportunities for volleyball enthusiasts throughout the state of Florida. The Florida Region is a member of USA Volleyball and currently serves over 12,000 adult and junior members. Additional information on the Florida Region can be found at:

About USA Volleyball:

USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized by the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Additional information on USA Volleyball can be found at:

For additional information contact:
Krissy McKane, Marketing Coordinator
Florida Region of USA Volleyball, Inc.
15010 US Highway 441 - Eustis, FL 32726
T: 352-742-0080 F: 352-414-5304
E: Krissy(at)FloridaVolleyball(dot)org W:

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