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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 13, 2007)
It has been a decade, but the city of Dallas is familiar to USA Volleyball’s Junior Olympic Championships. In 1998, both the boys’ and girls’ tournaments were played out in the city that likes to live large and think big.
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“The USA Junior Olympic Girls' Volleyball Championships haven’t been to Dallas since 1998, so it is great to bring it back to this great city,” USA Volleyball Managing Director of Events Michael Chandler said. “The Dallas Convention Center is a great venue to host this event, along with the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.”
USA Volleyball has previously embarked upon Dallas in 2002 as it hosted the USA Open Volleyball Championships for adults.
“Not only does Dallas feature a fantastic venue for our competitors,” Chandler said, “but when the players are not on the court, the city offers plenty of things to see and do within a reasonable distance from the hotels and convention center.”
The Dallas Convention Center and Adam’s Mark Hotel are both conveniently located among exceptional dining opportunities and splendid shopping. The hotel itself offers five different ways to tickle your taste buds, ranging from a fast-paced bagel shop to an exquisite AAA Four-Diamond restaurant. As for shopping, competitors are within 10 minutes of the acclaimed Mockingbird Station, featuring more than 90 shops and restaurants, as well as Highland Park Village, America’s oldest shopping center. Less than two blocks away is Plaza of the Americas, home to nearly 40 shops, restaurants and personal services. Also nestled nearby are the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Art District with numerous entertainment venues.
Going into its 29th running, the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship attracts nearly 8,500 athletes annually to the event hosted by USA Volleyball. The tournament will crown 19 champions in age divisions ranging from 12 to 18. Further, the event draws not only thousands of family and friends, but hundreds of college recruiters looking for the next top players for their programs.
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