USA Premier Volleyball League to Hold Fourth Annual Championships in Detroit, Michigan

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The Premier Volleyball League (PVL) will be holding their fourth annual league championship event May 23rd – 26th in Detroit, MI. This championship will be held in conjunction with the USA Open National Championships, hosted by USA Volleyball.

The PVL is gearing up for an exciting championship event that will host professional men’s and women’s regional volleyball teams from across the country. The event will take place over the course of four days at the COBO Center in Detroit, MI. The feature courts will provide a live streaming option for fans that are not able to make the trip.

The first PVL championships took place in 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT with only 12 women’s teams competing. In 2015, the PVL has grown to 29 teams, including both men and women. To be eligible to play in the PVL, athletes must have exhausted their collegiate eligibility and must be current members of their respective USA Volleyball region. There is a $40,000 prize purse to be split between the winning men’s and women’s teams.

The PVL teams taking part in the 2015 PVL Championships include:

Women
Arizona Sizzle (AZ)
Chesapeake Rising Tide (Northern VA, MD & DE)
Florida WAVE (FL)
Team GEVA (NJ)
Gateway Volleyball Club (Eastern MO)
Great Lakes Lightning (IL)
Iowa ICE (IA)
Lakeshore Surge (MI)
New England Midnight Riders (New England)
Team North Texas (Northern TX)
Dream Team (Northern CA)
Ohio Valley Sky (OH)
Sound Premier (Western WA)
Team Western Empire (Western NY)

Men
Arizona Sizzle (AZ)
Chesapeake Rising Tide (Northern VA, MD & DE)
Florida WAVE (FL)
Team GEVA (NJ)
Gateway Volleyball Club (Eastern MO)
Great Lakes Lightning (IL)
Hoosier Team Pineapple (IN)
Iowa ICEMEN (IA)
Team IE (Eastern NY)
Keystone Penn Blast (PA)
Lakeshore Surge (MI)
New England Midnight Riders (New England)
NORCAL Premier (Northern CA)
Ohio Valley Sky (OH)
Virginia Vibe (VA)

Steve Bishop, President of the PVL, said he is very excited for the growth of the league and the upcoming championships. “This year we will have a record number of teams heading to Detroit for our 4th annual championship event,” said Bishop. “The talent level continues to increase on all of our teams and this year we have already had fifty eight (58) PVL matches across the country leading up to Detroit.”

Bishop also commented that In Detroit, spectators will see over one hundred (100) PVL matches over the four days of competition, with many of them being available online for fans to watch at home. “Our future plans call for more PVL competitions in front of our fans during the regular season in addition to a 3-event championship series to highlight our best teams in the league,” said Bishop. “We are grateful to USA Volleyball for their support with courts, officials, lodging assistance, and prize money during the championships. Additionally, with great partners like Data Project, David Jester Photography, PVL Announcer Dave Shaw, and ROX Volleyball, the league is ready for another exciting championship event this year!”

The mission of the PVL is to create a successful and sustainable indoor professional volleyball league for elite-level post-collegiate male and female athletes in the United States.

About USA Premier Volleyball League:
The USA PVL is a grass roots professional volleyball league that began in 2012 and is made up of teams from among the forty (40) regional volleyball associations across the United States. The USA PVL is sanctioned by USA Volleyball and offers tournament play and a League Championship event each year. Additional information on the USA Premier Volleyball League can be found at: http://www.usapvl.com.

About USA Volleyball:
USA Volleyball, founded in 1928, is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Additional information on USA Volleyball can be found at: http://www.USAVolleyball.org.

For additional information contact:
Ashley Shewey, Senior Marketing Coordinator
Premier Volleyball League
t: 352-742-0080 e: ashley(at)usapvl(dot)com

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