Knoxville Catholic High School in west Knoxville will hold the Brixx FIRE volleyball tournament on June 22 and June 23.
The second annual Brixx FIRE grass volleyball tournament is to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society. All of the proceeds from the tournament and the events surrounding it will go to the society’s signature event Relay for Life. This year’s goal is to reach $15,000.
The tournament is welcome to players of all ages and skill levels. It has men’s, women’s, and juniors’ divisions and includes players from around the Southeast. Laura Dammer, Brixx manager and tournament director, hopes Brixx FIRE will create the largest competitive volleyball tournament in the area while supporting the Knoxville community.
“The volleyball community is very large in Knoxville and all over Tennessee, but most of the large tournaments in the Southeast are hours away. This tournament allows players to compete closer to home, as well as bringing in players from all over the Southeast,” Dammer said.
The Southeast is known for having volleyball excellence with a large number of players especially in Tennessee. Just last year The University of Tennessee’s volleyball team barely missed out on having the top class in the conference. Co-tourney director and head volleyball coach at Knoxville Catholic, Andrew Garland, said that everyone involved with Brixx FIRE is dedicated to making this tourney a “first class event” that will invite players from all around.
Garland believes that Brixx FIRE is something to support with great pride.
“It’s a fun-filled weekendwith great cash and prizes for division winners and lots of other goodies for everyone involved. All this, combined with it’s all for a great cause, makes it a special tourney,” Garland said.
This is the first time the volleyball tournament will be held at Knoxville Catholic High School. It is Garland’s hope that the school will become the permanent host site for the tournament due to the central location and its facilities, which includes a practice football field with concessions and bathrooms.
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This article was written by Melitta Markey,
Laura Dammer, 504-878-6148, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Garland, 865-789-5407, email@example.com