World's Largest Amateur Outdoor Grass Volleyball Tournament This Week - Still Looking for Competitors
10 Aug, 2009
One of the nation's fastest-growing and most popular amateur sports events, Spikefest, is in Colorado Springs this weekend and still looking for competitors.
The 19th Annual Spikefest Tournament, the world's largest 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 amateur outdoor grass volleyball event series, is a two-day even that combines fast-paced volleyball action with a festival-style atmosphere including: food, music, contests and more. The tournament will take place at Memorial Park this Friday and Saturday.
Competition is open in men's, women's, co-ed and junior boys and girls divisions for athletes from recreational to elite level status, with registration still open at www.SpikeFest.com.
Colorado Springs is one of the event's major stops, which include Dallas, Jacksonville, Houston, Jacksonville, Austin, and Boulder. Spikefest attracts over 2,000 players and draws over 8,000 fans per event. It draws top amateur talent regionally and nationally in addition to everyday volleyball "joes" and "janes" and recreational and competitive juniors teams.
Experience Colorado Springs, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, and The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation combined their efforts to make Colorado Springs an annual destination for the tournament for the next three years.
About The Sports Corp
Created in 1978 as the United States Olympic Committee relocated from New York City to Colorado Springs and staged its inaugural National Sports Festival at the foot of Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation has grown and prospered over nearly three decades to become a driving force in the agenda for amateur and Olympic sport, as well as for the state's youth. The Sports Corp works to attract and retain sports organizations, events and businesses, and stage major events including the State Games of America, Rocky Mountain State Games, and the annual Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame. It endeavors to support the economy of Colorado Springs by promoting the region as a destination for sports business, competition and meetings. www.thesportscorp.org.
Experience Colorado Springs is the leading marketing organization for group travel and tourism to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. We are dedicated to a strong national and international presence so that tourism is a primary contributor to a thriving local economy. We maintain a visible presence as a community leader so that our industry members grow and prosper. www.VisitCOS.com.