LEGACY SPORTS USA, FESTIVAL SPORTS AND AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION TEAM UP TO BRING ELITE YOUTH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT TO BELL BANK PARK
MESA, Ariz. – Legacy Sports USA Chief Revenue Officer Jeff de Laveaga announced today a partnership with Festival Sports and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to bring an elite youth volleyball tournament to Bell Bank Park over Memorial Day weekend. The Stars & Stripes Festival will take place May 28-30, 2022, with the tournament featuring female athletes (ages 12 – 18) competing against volleyball teams from across the country while also showcasing skills in front of college coaches and recruiters.
“We are excited to partner with two great organizations that host some of the most elite and biggest youth sporting events in the country,” de Laveaga said. “The Stars & Stripes Festival will bring top-notch female athletes to Bell Bank Park and is a great addition to our sports and entertainment lineup slated for Memorial Day weekend.”
More than 120 teams are expected to embark on Bell Bank Park for the three-day tournament, with the winners of each age division getting the choice of a paid team entry to The Volleyball Festival Championships in Phoenix, Ariz., or the AAU Girls’ Junior National Championships in Orlando, Fla.
“We look forward to bringing another great AAU volleyball event to the Valley of the Sun,” said Bryan Kelley, President of Festival Sports and Governor of the Arizona District of the AAU. “We are excited to partner with Legacy Sports USA who shares our vision for creating competitive, fun, and family focused youth sporting events. Bell Bank Park is the perfect location for a Memorial Day weekend event with fantastic indoor and sand volleyball courts, along with outstanding entertainment and dining options for everyone.”
All competition is open to the public, tickets are $15 for single day admission or $40 for a three-day pass. Onsite parking is available and free of charge.
ABOUT FESTIVAL SPORTS
Based out of Sugarland, Texas, Festival Sports is a youth sports services organization committed to inspiring, educating, and unifying athletes, coaches, and parents. Its premier events, The Volleyball Festival and Festival Fiesta Classic attract more than 6,000 players each year. Now in its 38th year, the Volleyball Festival serves more than 10,000 on 550 teams annually and is part of the International Volleyball Hall of Fame. For more information about Festival Sports visit https://www.volleyball-festival.com/.
ABOUT BELL BANK PARK
Bell Bank Park, a 320-acre world class family sports and entertainment complex, fulfills the mission of Legacy Cares. The one-of-a-kind complex features a 5,000 seat Outdoor Stadium, 2,800 seat Indoor Arena, (35) Soccer/Lacrosse/Football Fields, (57) Indoor Volleyball Courts, (8) Baseball and Softball fields, (20) Basketball Courts, (41) Pickleball Courts, (12) Beach Volleyball Courts, Obstacle Course Racing Park, (22) Futsal Courts, Gymnastics Center, Dance Studio, Cheer Center, Sports Performance Center, Family Fitness Center, Wellness & Fitness Center, esports Center, Kids Play Center, two zip lines, 2.7 acre Tixr Yard for concerts and events, The G.O.A.T Sports Bar and Restaurant, and so much more. With numerous playing fields, Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports USA serves as a major hub for professional, club and recreation competition at various levels of expertise and proficiency. The Park expands beyond sports. The team at Bell Bank Park will create festivals, signature experiences and live concerts that feature national touring acts. The Park will create a thriving entertainment destination in Mesa and the Greater Phoenix region.
ABOUT LEGACY SPORTS USA
Legacy Sports USA is the organization behind Bell Bank Park, initially the vision of Randy J. Miller, Chairman of Legacy Sports USA, Chad J. Miller, CEO of Legacy Sports USA, and Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, Director of Performance Training at Bell Bank Park. Legacy Sports USA is dedicated to hosting premiere tournament events for youth sports and offering opportunities for athletes of all ages and at all levels to develop skills and enjoy training and competition.
Bell Bank Park also includes outdoor and indoor team athletic facilities geared to high-energy entertainment, sports venues, and a multi-purpose arena and outdoor amphitheater for live events, family shows, exhibitions, and conventions. For more information visit www.LegacySportsUSA.com.
ABOUT LEGACY CARES
Legacy Cares is a 501c3 non-profit organization (#84-3520422) provides athletes and non-athletes alike of all ages, economic backgrounds and levels of athletic proficiency, the opportunity to participate in sports while fostering the enjoyment and camaraderie of teamwork and perseverance, key components in athletic competition and lifetime success. Its mission is to provide families a safe, friendly, high-quality environment in which to experience different sporting, artistic, educational, and entertainment amenities. Legacy Cares serves the community by providing opportunities to explore, learn and develop new and existing skills and to extract untapped abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle. All contributions to Legacy Cares are tax deductible. For more information visit https://legacysportsusa.com/legacy-cares/.