Richmond Volleyball Club To Open New Premier Facility
Richmond, VA – August 3, 2009 — Richmond Volleyball Club (RVC) is proud to announce plans to develop a new premier volleyball facility.
In efforts of expanding the organization’s reach to both adults and youth, RVC plans to consolidate its current facilities into a newly renovated building solely dedicated to volleyball. Renovation plans are underway now and are expected to be completed in December. The new location is on Byrdhill Road, in the former Brown Distributing building.
RVC has been looking for the right opportunity to expand for many years. Board President, Linda Shelton, said, “We’re finally realizing our vision to be one of the outstanding amateur volleyball programs in the country.”
With over 2,500 members, RVC hasn’t been able to meet the full demand of the Richmond area. “Our plan to put 12 courts under one roof will allow us to expand both our adult and junior programs. We don’t want to turn anyone away, and now we hope we won’t have to,” said Executive Director, Darcy Carroll.
Program Development Director, Skip Weston, commented, “Our new program will be a huge asset to the area’s high school players. I fully expect to expand the program to more athletes and create more opportunities to showcase our great talent to college recruiters from around the country.” Over 150 former junior players have gone on to play collegiate volleyball at schools including, Penn State, Long Beach State, University of Virginia, UNC-Greensboro, Florida State, George Mason University, Pepperdine, and more.
Currently RVC hosts 15 junior’s tournaments per year. These tournaments have a significant impact on the local economy as they bring in teams from around the country. One of their larger tournaments, The Monument City Classic, was recently estimated to have generated over $3 million in revenue for Richmond area merchants.
Funding for the new building will be paid in part through generous donations by the RVC membership and local businesses. Those interested in supporting this cause are encouraged to visit www.rvc.net or call the Executive Director, Darcy Carroll at 804-358-3000.
About Richmond Volleyball Club:
Richmond Volleyball Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing athletes of all ages for amateur volleyball competition. The purpose of RVC is to promote interest in the sport, provide training in the skills and techniques of volleyball, and to foster teamwork, sportsmanship and an appreciation for health and wellness.
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