UCO to host 2010 Sitting Volleyball World Championships

Oct. 07, 2009, 10:09 a.m. (ET)

EDMOND, Okla.--The University of Central Oklahoma, an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site, announced Tuesday it will host the World Organization Volleyball Disabled (WOVD) 2010 Sitting Volleyball Worlds July 11-18, 2010 in the UCO Hamilton Field House.

The competition is expected to bring around 640 athletes and coaches from 40 men’s and
women’s national teams from around the world. The competition will serve as a qualifier for the
2012 Paralympic Games in London.

“UCO is excited to host the 2010 Sitting Volleyball Worlds,” said Steve Kreidler, UCO
executive vice president. ”The WOVD Worlds will bring 40 international teams to the U.S. and we want UCO and the state of Oklahoma to leave a lasting and great impression on all of the teams involved.”

Day passes to the competition will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets will go on sale at a yet to be determined date in spring 2010.

UCO became an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training site in July 2009. The
university is an Olympic training site in the sports of volleyball and archery and can train any
Paralympic sport. The university currently hosts 11 resident Paralympic athletes in the sports of
sitting volleyball, archery and track & field.

UCO is the official training site for the U.S. Women’s National Sitting Volleyball team which
won silver at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing as well as gold at the 2009 EuroCup in
Roermond, Netherlands.

The event is sponsored by the University of Central Oklahoma, U.S. Paralympics, and U.S.A.

More information on the competition can be found at www.2010Worlds.com. For more information on the 2010 Sitting Volleyball Worlds contact Leigha Joiner at (405) 974-3160 or ljoiner1@uco.edu.