Blue Bunny Named Title Sponsor of the 29th Annual NAIA Volleyball National Championship
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - The Sioux City Sports Authority and the Events Facilities Advisory Board are pleased to announce that Blue Bunny will be the title sponsor for the 29th Annual National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Volleyball National Championship this December. The event will be held December 2-6 at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa.
"Blue Bunny is proud to be the title sponsor for the 2008 NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship", says Mike Wells, chief executive officer of Wells' Dairy, Inc. "We feel it's important to support the Sioux City area as an excellent showcase for great family oriented events and great organizations like the NAIA, along with supporting the student-athletes in their quest for excellence." Blue Bunny is also a continuing team sponsor of the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship.
"It's a great fit," adds Sports Authority President Corey Westra. "Blue Bunny takes great pride in delivering outstanding products and is committed to excellence. NAIA shares that commitment to excellence and we take great pride in our outstanding student-athletes. We are committed to delivering a top notch volleyball tournament in Sioux City just as we have done the past 11 years for basketball."
Sioux City will welcome 24 teams for a pool play to quarterfinal single elimination bracket championship tournament. The NAIA Volleyball National Championship presented by Blue Bunny will have 12 opening round matches across the country with the winners advancing to the final site in Sioux City, Iowa. The opening round matches will be played on Saturday, November 22. The top 12 teams in the final NAIA volleyball regular season poll will automatically advance to Sioux City.
Sioux City is under contract with the NAIA to host the 2008 and 2009 NAIA Volleyball National Championships. If you would like more information about sponsoring a team or becoming a volunteer at this year's tournament, please contact Spero Vlahoulis at 712-279-4805. Sioux City will host the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship for a 12th time March 11-16, 2009.