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U.S. National Volleyball Teams Make Final Southern California Appearances Before The London 2012 Olympic Games
ANAHEIM, CA - (July 16, 2012) -

The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams will participate in local community events prior to departing for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

July 16 and 18: The Women’s Team, as nominated to the United States Olympic Committee, will play the Bulgarian National Team at an exhibition series at USC’s Galen Center. Military members will receive two complimentary tickets to each match. See details below.

July 17: The Men’s and Women’s Teams will be at Disneyland Resort for a parade on Main Street, followed by an autograph session in front of ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney. See details below.

Anaheim is the Official Host City for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams. The Women’s Team, ranked No. 1 in the world, looks to improve upon their 2008 Olympic Games Silver Medal this year in London. The Men’s Team, Gold Medal champions at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, is ranked No. 5 in the world.

Monday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 18

  • 7 p.m.: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Bulgarian National Team (exhibition matches)
    Galen Center, USC (3400 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA).
  • Tickets are $10 for adults, or $5 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Visit www.usctrojans.com/usa to purchase tickets. For a flyer,click here.
  • USC is offering two complimentary admission tickets to all military personnel, upon presentation of military ID. Tickets must be picked up at the Galen Center box office.

    Tuesday, July 17

  • 1 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Team members will be featured in a parade down Main Street in Disneyland Park.
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Team members will be in front of ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney to sign autographs and meet the public. This is a free opportunity for the community to meet the Olympic Volleyball teams. Fans will receive commemorative rally towels, and fans can sign a banner and wish the athletes success in London.
  • Downtown Disney is open to the public, and parking at Downtown Disney is free for the first three hours.

    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.

    Women’s Team news and links:

  • Recently won the FIVB Grand Prix championship.
  • U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team Nominated
  • Danielle Scott-Arruda headed to her fifth Olympics
  • U.S. Women Look to Finally Claim Volleyball Gold

    The Men’s Team news and links:

  • Recently captured the NORCECA championship this past May.
  • U.S. Men Take World League Silver Medal at the 2012 FIVB World League championship this month.
  • USAV Announces Olympic Men’s Volleyball Team
  • Clay Stanley, Reid Priddy return to the Olympics

    For more information and to learn about the athletes representing Anaheim and the U.S. this summer in London, please visit www.anaheim.net/usav or www.usavolleyball.org.

  • Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


    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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