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Volleyball tournaments to be held in Erie, Pa.

January 23, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

ERIE, Pa. - The Erie Sports Commission is happy to announce a new series of volleyball tournaments coming to the Erie area, titled the "Erie Chill Challenge Series". Mike Parker, the local Director of Club Chill Volleyball, serves as the founder and organizer of the series.

This new series of nine tournaments for girls, starting in February, will each consist of 12 teams of 10 players per event in different age groups ranging from 13-17-year-old girls for each event. Club Chill Volleyball will be hosting the nine tournaments starting on Feb. 3 and ending on March 17 at Family First Sports Park. These tournaments will include teams from Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania. Club Chill, under the guidance of Michael Parker, consists of nine teams and 70 players and the program is based at Family First.

The tournaments are sanctioned by the OVR (Ohio Valley Region), which is one of the largest regional volleyball associations of US Volleyball. The OVR has over 18,000 members in age groups 10-18.

The tournaments that make up the series will be the Winter Warm-up Tournament (Feb 3), Frozen Frenzy I (Feb 9) and Frozen Frenzy II (Feb. 10), The Ice Classic (Feb 17), The Snowball Brawl I (Feb 23) and The Snowball Brawl II (Feb 24), The Blizzard Bash (March 3), The Spring Fling (March 10), and The Shamrock Showdown (March 17). Tournaments are open to teams that are sanctioned by US Volleyball.

Parker stated: "Club Chill Volleyball has made it a priority to host a 2013 series of tournaments in Erie, and it has been great to work with the Erie Sports Commission and the OVR to make it a reality. We are confident that the series will attract teams from Ohio, West Virginia, and throughout Pennsylvania, and that the success of the tournaments will help to grow volleyball in the region.

For more information contact Parker at 814-504-3141, or go to



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