The Mercury - Olympic volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor tour coming to Pottstown

Via The Mercury / June 9, 2013

POTTSTOWN — The time is drawing near. Misty May-Treanor is almost here.

May-Treanor, the multi-Olympic volleyball gold medalist, will add a new dimension to the 22nd annual Pottstown Rumble, expanded to four days this year, Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23.

May-Treanor will not just show up and wave to the fans; she’ll be part of the action in the largest grass volleyball tournament in the eastern U.S.

Plans are for May-Treanor to sign autographs downtown on Friday night at the Smith Family Plaza at 7 p.m. The following day she will also play an exhibition match center court at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park. But one of the most exciting features of the visit will be the Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic run by May-Treanor for boys and girls, age 10 to 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, at Memorial Park.

Pottstown is one of only six stops this year on “Misty May’s Dream in Gold Juniors Clinics and Tournament Series” presented by Spalding.

Growing bigger and bigger every year, the Rumble set a new attendance record in 2012 with more than 2,100 players streaming in from across the country and beyond to compete, 115 nets set up across Memorial Park, prize money $19,000 and $40.000 in cash and prizes total, thousands of spectators there to watch. And that was for the usual two Rumble days, doubled to four days this time around.

This year will feature more nets set up, because the field in the back has been redone and is again available after a few years of being dormant.