USAV Foundation Creates Alum Association

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans (bj.evans@usav.org) | April 14, 2016, 12:18 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 14, 2016) – As it looks to foster greater affinity between USA Volleyball’s past and present, the USAV Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of the USAV Alumni Association.

The Alumni Association was created to strengthen the bonds between USAV and its alumni while increasing the Foundation's fundraising efforts. The association will offer various forms of networking through receptions, marquee events and supporting USAV's athlete services programs.

 USAV Alumnae
  The 1964 U.S. Women's and Men's Olympic Teams

The Alumni Association welcomes all USAV National Team athletes, coaches and officials from indoor, beach and sitting volleyball. A steering committee is being formed to determine the direction of the Alumni Association. Communication with constituents will begin in 2016.

"The formation of the USA Volleyball Alumni Association is long overdue,” said USAV Foundation Board Chair Sarah (Noriega) Sulentor, who competed with the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2000 Olympic Games. “After we retire from the National Team, we go our separate ways and usually don't have any connection to USA Volleyball. I see this as an opportunity to support the sport that has provided us with so many opportunities. I look forward to working with the steering committee to further what we will offer our alumni."

The USA Volleyball Foundation invites alumni to the indoor U.S. National Team matches in Southern California this summer. On May 6, there will be an alumni reception preceding the U.S. Men's National Team’s USAV Cup match against Japan at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. The reception will honor the National Team alumni in attendance, welcome the Japanese delegation and present information on Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.

In June, the USAV Foundation will host an alumni reception when the U.S. Women’s Team hosts the FIVB World Grand Prix at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif. It will be the last opportunity to see the Women’s National Team compete in the United States before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

For more information, contact USAV Foundation Coordinator Nathan Trodahl at nathan.trodahl@usav.org