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November 14th, 2012

Elementary classrooms take part in MAC Volleyball Adopt-A-Team

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GENEVA AREA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TAKE PART IN ADOPT-A-TEAM PROGRAM IN PREPARATION FOR SPIRE INSTITUTE MAC TOURNAMENT

Sixteen classrooms help raise interest 

Geneva, Ohio – November 14, 2012 – Sixteen classrooms grades 1-6 participated in MAC Volleyball’s Adopt-A-Team, in which classrooms and teams communicate throughout the season. MAC Volleyball will host a Meet n’ Greet for those students on Thursday, November 15th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. This is an additional opportunity for the students to meet the athletes in-person, participate in some volleyball activities, make posters, take photos with their team and get autographs! Media is welcome and should contact Diana Munz at 440.466.1002 or dmunz@spireinstitute.org.

“My students are very excited to participate. We are completing a packet that shows how far each player’s hometown and university is from our hometown, compiling information on the population and other facts/festivals celebrated in their hometown, and calculating the amount of time it would take to travel to their hometowns. We made posters for our team and each of the players, and we will continue to write letters and send pictures,” said N. Hamper, from Jefferson Elementary.

The MAC Volleyball Adopt-A-Team Program was created to develop a community base for MAC schools traveling to SPIRE, generate interest in the sport, create relationships between players and students and to allow students a new avenue for learning and communicating.

Tickets for the 2012 Mid-American Conference Volleyball Tournament at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 440.466.1002.

The 2012 Mid-American Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament will take place Nov.16-18 with the quarterfinals taking place on Friday, Nov. 16. Semi-finals will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 and the Championship match will be held Sunday, Nov. 18. See entire schedule of events here.

Fans are encourages to come out early and visit the MAC Volleyball Fan Fest! All Fan Fest activities are FREE with a tournament ticket. Activities include MAC Bean Bag Toss, MAC School Tattoos, Health and Fitness Activities, Sign Making and more!

To learn more about MAC Volleyball, visit the MAC website at www.mac-sports.com 

To learn more about SPIRE Academy volleyball year round boarding programs for high school and post grad athletes and SPIRE Training Camps, visit SPIRE Academy

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About SPIRE Institute SPIRE Institute, in Geneva, Ohio, integrates sports and education, training and wellness with a focus on the development of the whole self.  It features 750,000 sq. ft. of Olympic grade facilities under roof, acres of outdoor fields and a multi-sport stadium complex. SPIRE and its nationally renowned coaches offer residential high school and post grad academy programs, summer and holiday camps, and weekend training sessions in soccer, track & field, volleyball, swimming and basketball (with more sports to follow).  Junior athletes train alongside collegians, professionals, wounded veterans, Olympians, Paralympians and masters level athletes. SPIRE features athletic development programs with Michael Johnson Performance, mental skills training, sports medicine, nutrition and wellness programs, and a variety of customized high school and collegiate academic options. SPIRE can simultaneously host clubs, leagues, tournaments and championship events, in multiple sports, no matter the weather or the season.

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