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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2008) – A community celebration in Anaheim capped three weeks of celebrations and appearances for the U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team since it won its Olympic gold medal in Beijing on Aug. 24.
The City of Anaheim, where the team has its headquarters at the American Sports Center, honored the players and coaches on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Anaheim’s GardenWalk. The community was able to meet the players and Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon and get autographs.
Members of the team who attended included Tom Hoff (Park Ridge, Ill.), Rich Lambourne (Tustin, Calif.), David Lee (Alpine, Calif.), Ryan Millar (Palmdale, Calif.), Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.), Riley Salmon (League City, Texas) and Scott Touzinsky (St. Louis, Mo.), as well as McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) and assistant coaches Ron Larsen (Lafayette, Calif.) and Jay Hosack. The City of Anaheim was represented by Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and City Council members.
“Anaheim is proud to be the host city for the 2008 Olympic gold medal U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team,” said Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle. “A community celebration like this is our way to honor the players and coaches for this incredible achievement.” Pringle also went on to say, “This will be one of the few opportunities to express appreciation to coach McCutcheon and the players. We are looking forward to supporting the team in their training and preparation for future competitions and the 2012 Olympic Games.”
Other appearances by the U.S. Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team since the Olympic Games have included: