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The 2019 Volleyball Festival at the Phoenix Convention Center

The 2019 Volleyball Festival at the Phoenix Convention Center


[SHOW THEME MUSIC] [MUSIC]>>WE’RE AT THE PHOENIX
CONVENTION CENTER IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX. WE HAVE A VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL,
36TH ANNUAL EVENT GOING ON HERE. WE’RE PLAYING VOLLEYBALL ON
88 COURTS, THROUGHOUT BOTH THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH BUILDINGS
AT THE CONVENTION CENTER. WE HAVE GIRLS AGES 12 THROUGH 18
PLAYING HERE. IT’S AN EXCITING ENVIRONMENT. IT’S GIRLS OF ALL ABILITY LEVELS
FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. HAVE TEAMS FROM 20 DIFFERENT
STATES, INCLUDING ALSO MEXICO AND CANADA, COMPETING
OVER FOUR DAYS. SO THEY’LL PROBABLY PLAY BETWEEN
12 AND 15 MATCHES DURING THAT TIME. [WHISTLE]>>THE FESTIVAL BRINGS ANYWHERE
BETWEEN 18 TO $20 MILLION OF ANNUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE
GREATER PHOENIX AREA. THAT COMES FROM BOTH THE HOTEL
REVENUE, RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, SO WE BRING PROBABLY 17,000
PEOPLE INTO THE DOWNTOWN AREA EVERY DAY DURING THE TOURNAMENT. THAT OBVIOUSLY BRINGS A LOT OF
FUN ACTIVITY, AS WELL AS ECONOMIC ACTIVITY TO
DOWNTOWN PHOENIX.>>Anncr: IT’S NOT JUST LOCAL
BUSINESSES THAT REAP BENEFITS FROM THIS TOURNAMENT, BUT LOCAL
TEAMS AS WELL, SUCH AS DESERT VALLEY VOLLEYBALL CLUB. THEIR COACH KNOWS THE VALUE
OF THIS TYPE OF EXPOSURE FOR HIS PLAYERS.>>IT IS ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
THAT YOU COULD WANT IN VOLLEYBALL IN ONE LOCATION, FROM
COMPETITION, TO VENDORS, TO ALL KINDS OF SOUVENIRS, THAT YOU CAN
BUY FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR PLAYERS. AND IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR
GIRLS TO LOCALLY PLAY AT A HIGH NATIONAL LEVEL WITHOUT HAVING
TO TRAVEL. [CHEERING] THE BIGGEST LIFE SKILL IS
TEAMWORK. IT TEACHES DEPENDENCY ON YOUR
TEAM, THAT YOU’RE NOT INDIVIDUAL. EVERYBODY HAS TO
PLAY TOGETHER TO MAKE IT WORK. IT ALLOWS YOU TO MENTOR SOME OF
THE YOUNGER PLAYERS. SO WE GET A LOT OF OUR OLDER
GIRLS, LIKE OUR 18s TEAM, THAT THEY’LL MENTOR THE YOUNGER
TEAMS, LIKE THE 14s AND 12s.>>MY TEAMMATES ARE ALWAYS SUCH
WONDERFUL GIRLS. THEY ALWAYS MAKE ME FEEL BETTER
WHENEVER WE’RE HAVING BAD DAYS AND STUFF. THEY’RE SUCH GREAT GIRLS. IT CAN BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES. BUT WE MAINLY HAVE TO PICK EACH
OTHER UP. IT’S HARD, IF YOU GET IN YOUR
OWN HEAD, YOU HAVE TO HELP YOUR OTHER TEAMMATES OUT IF THEY’RE
DOWN, OR THEY HELP YOU OUT IF YOU’RE UPSET ABOUT SOMETHING. [MUSIC] [WHISTLES]>>Anncr: REPORTING FOR PHXTV,
I’M FARAH ELTOHAMY. POSTCAP LLC
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