Boyce Banquet to Honor Past and Present Legends of the Game

By Bill Kauffman | March 17, 2013, 6:23 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
USA Volleyball Communications
Phone: 719-228-6800
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 17, 2013) - The Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet and Reception will honor 12 legendary figures within the volleyball community as part of USA Volleyball’s corporate awards program on May 22 at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. The Boyce Banquet is the signature event during the USA Volleyball Annual Meetings.

The honorees represent a wide array of leadership categories within USA Volleyball. Jeff Stork and Doug Partie will be presented with the Tom Haine All-Time Great Player Award, while Hugh McCutcheon and Chuck Erbe will be honored with All-Time Great Coach Awards. The George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Awards will be presented to Dixie Collins, Scott Fortune and Aldis Berzins.

The Wilbur H. Peck Referee Emeritus Award will be given to Neill Luebke, while the Nancy S. Sharpless Scorekeeper Emeritus Award will be bestowed onto Janet Blue. The James E. Coleman USA National Team Awards will be given to Linda Murphy and Lee Rice.

The Dr. Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, the top honor given out by USA Volleyball, will be announced during the Boyce Banquet.

In addition to the 12 individual honorees, USA Volleyball will recognize the women’s medal performances in the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2012 Paralympic Games as the Boyce Moment. The beach volleyball tandems of Kerri Walsh Jennings/Misty May-Treanor and Jen Kessy/April Ross won gold and silver, respectively, at the 2012 Olympic Games, while the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team captured the silver medal. At the Paralympics, the U.S. Paralympic Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team brought home the silver medal.

Special recognition will be made to leaders within Pioneer Region, the local host region for the Annual Meetings, as part of the Boyce Salute.

Cost to attend the banquet and reception, which starts at 5:30 p.m., is $40 per person or $360 for a table of 10. To order individual tickets, click here. To purchase a full table, click here. Individuals who purchase banquet tickets by May 1 will receive a small gift at the banquet. All online Boyce Banquet ticket purchases must be made by May 15.

Al Monaco, chair and the USA Volleyball Foundation Board of Directors, cordially invites you to the Annual Stars Heritage Dinner, which will be held May 23 in conjunction with other programs and activities of the USA Volleyball Annual Meetings in Louisville, Ky. The dinner begins with an open bar reception at 7 p.m. with the dinner to follow. The cost is $45.00 with encouragement to consider an additional donation to support the USAV Foundation in its mission to support the programs and Regions of USA Volleyball. The dinner location is yet to be determined, and will either be at the Galt House or a very nearby location and will be announced soon. To register, click here.

The Stars Heritage Dinner is a great event to come and visit and enjoy in a casual atmosphere those that have been and are a part of the USA Volleyball Family. While there is no formal program, there are usually some brief comments about the Foundation activities and more importantly the opportunity to connect with new and old friends a like and hear some great stories about playing volleyball.