Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor Announces Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic

CLEVELAND, Ohio (June 4, 2013) – Three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is providing the next generation of aspiring volleyball players a platform to take their game to the next level with the Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic and Tournament Series Presented by Spalding.

The Dream in Gold tour is scheduled for six stops across the United States this summer and features clinics conducted by May and her associates, as well as a series of tournaments designed to celebrate players’ accomplishments while recognizing the importance of continuous practice and competition in order to reach goals in life.

“I am so excited to get out there and see the eagerness of these juniors who are the future of the sport,” May-Treanor said. “These young athletes will be playing in an organized and engaging environment similar to what I enjoyed as a junior myself.”

Players will be divided into various age groups and skill levels to grant each clinician the opportunity to gain the most out of the experience. Each clinic will cover all of the basic fundamentals and volleyball game strategies, providing players with a day of comprehensive skill development.

Tournaments will consist of a round robin format for maximum play, and play offs and championship games will determine division winners. Division winners will receive an invitation to the East Coast Surfing Championships in Virginia Beach, Va., to compete for the 2013 championship.

“Associating with Misty in this endeavor, following her 2012 Olympics achievement, is a privilege and something we plan to build upon for years to come,” said Paul Sullivan, Vice President of Spalding. “Spalding has been a long-time supporter of Misty May-Treanor and is excited to continue its legacy with this elite and comprehensive program.”

The Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic and Tournament Series will be managed by The Elevation Group, which formerly produced events such as the Wide Open Beach Volleyball Tournament, USA Beach Volleyball Junior Tour, U.S. Open Beach Volleyball and Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament.

Markets include: New Orleans, La., (Coconut Beach); Oshkosh, Wis., (Waupaca Boatride); Pottstown, Penn., (Pottstown Rumble); Snowmass, Colo.; Long Beach, N.Y.; and Virginia Beach, Va.

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