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National Teams Give Back to City of Anaheim Schools

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | March 30, 2017, 3:30 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 30, 2017) - Last Friday the U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Teams hosted 100 prep athletes from the Anaheim High School Unified School District and representatives from the district, City of Anaheim officials and Sports Anaheim following a significant donation of sports equipment to the nine Anaheim high schools.

At the end of 2016, USA Volleyball entered into a new contract with Sports Anaheim, a division of the city’s destination marketing organization, where Anaheim will continue to be the Official Host City of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams. The deal runs through the 2020 Olympic quadrennial.

Along with receiving the donation from USA Volleyball, the Anaheim high school players participated in a training session on six courts at the American Sports Centers - the same facility that the U.S. National Teams train in. Players and coaches for the respective U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Teams were on hand for the training session, then met with the prep players and signed autographs.

The philanthropic event was part of USA Volleyball’s mission to give back to the Anaheim community in which they train.

Anaheim Dignitaries and Special Guests in Attendance
Lucille Kring, Anaheim City Council
Mike Matsuda, Superintendent AUHSD
Jennifer Root Asst. Superintendent/Business AUHSD
Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Trustee AUHSD
Janet Berardi, AUHSD Athletic Director
Jay Burress, President Visit Anaheim
Roy Edmonson, Director Sports Anaheim
Greg Garcia, City Manager’s Office
Erin Ryan, City Manager’s Office

USA Volleyball Players and Coaches in Attendance
Karch Kiraly, U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach
Tama Miyashiro, U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach
Matt Fuerbringer, U.S. Men’s National Team Assistant Coach
Tori Dixon, U.S. Women’s National Team player
Inky Ajanaku, U.S. Women’s National Team player
Carson Clark, U.S. Men’s National Team player
Garrett Muagututia, U.S. Men’s National Team player

About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $31 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, four Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit usavolleyball.org.

About Sports Anaheim
Sports Anaheim was established to bring in local, national and international sporting events into the destination, and serve as a resource for local organizations needing support in their bid to attract sports business.

About Visit Anaheim
Founded in 1961, Visit Anaheim is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit destination marketing organization. Visit Anaheim’s mission is to develop, market and sell Anaheim benefiting the economic vitality of our communities. Follow Visit Anaheim on Facebook (Facebook.com/VisitAnaheim) Twitter (@Visit_Anaheim), Instagram (Instagram.com/VisitAnaheim) and LinkedIn (VisitAnaheim).