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|Join Host City Anaheim And Cheer On The U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team This Weekend|
ANAHEIM, CA - (April 27, 2012) - Break out the red, white and blue and join the City of Anaheim, Official Host City for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams, for world-class volleyball competition this weekend.
The U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team will play two exhibition matches vs. the Argentine National Team, tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at the JSerra Catholic School athletic pavilion. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.
The Men’s Team, currently ranked #6 in the world, continues the path toward Olympic Games qualification and the opportunity to defend its 2008 Gold Medal win in London this summer.
Since 2006 Anaheim has been identified as a United States city with international sports distinction and American pride experienced every four years through the phenomenon of the Olympic Games. The Men’s Team moved its training headquarters to Anaheim from Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2006, followed by the Women’s Team in 2009. The Women’s Team, the 2008 Olympics Silver Medalist Team, is currently ranked #1 in the world and has qualified for participation in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Join the City as we celebrate the teams on their quest for Olympic success. To receive updates and information specific to Anaheim and the U.S. National Volleyball Teams, and to learn of community events, local scrimmages open to the public, and a Men’s Team Olympic Qualifier competition taking place next month, please join the City’s email distribution list at www.anaheim.net/usav
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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
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