Volleybond Weekend

Usually, in late August, Beyond Volley hosts its “International Grass Tournament.” Sadly, due to Covid-19, it wasn’t able to happen. In its place, the Beyond Volley leadership Team hosted its first-ever “Volleybond Weekend” at the O’Connell South Common Park. This action-packed weekend, held July 30 – August 1, 2021, included three different events/days, impacting hundreds of players and families!

Day 1: Park Hero’s Day, held on Friday, July 30, was dedicated to the community, cleaning the O’Connell Park and other local parks, including Kane and the South Lawrence East parking lot. A highlight was connecting with program participants from Lawrence nonprofit, YDO, during their Friday Field Day. They even joined the cleanup, participated in a cleanup ending volleyball clinic where our summer youth hire team taught them volleyball basics.

Day 2: The “Open Category” Day that ran Saturday, July 31, included more competitive play between Beyond Volley high school and college-aged alumni, plus other experienced volleyball players, including a team that traveled from New Jersey.  Although it was open-category focused, with the women’s Beyond Volley team earning 2nd place, the day also offered many activities for kids, including a bouncy house and volleyball clinic. The highlight was playing on the City’s first-ever multi-sport court that includes 2 volleyball courts.

Day 3: The Family Tournament, on Sunday, August 1, 2021, was extremely memorable, with Beyond Volley families (Beyond Soccer too!) playing in a fun, carefree, all-day tournament. The Family Tournament is open to kids and adults of all ages! It also included other activities like a dunk tank, prizes, music, prizes, and Icees!

“It allowed us to bring a fun-filled community event to the City after a really tough time of disconnection. I liked how each day brought something different to the park. I especially enjoyed the family tournament day. My mom, sister, cousin, and neighbor formed a team and played together all day. We could not stop smiling. – Youth hire & Beyond Volley (Volleybond) Participant

Save the Date 2022 !! – Friday, Sat. & Sun. July 30th, 31st & August 1st

Thanks for being part of the First Annual Volleybond Weekend!