Tampa, FL—Over 10,000 athletes, coaches, and spectators gathered at the Tampa Convention Center last weekend for the JVC Gasparilla Volleyball Tournament. Featuring over 30 courts, the Tampa Convention Center’s exhibit hall completely transformed to accommodate this exciting 3-day event.
As an annual tradition, the Gasparilla Volleyball Tournament is one of the largest sporting events linked to the Gasparilla season. This year, it landed exactly one week before the highly-attended Gasparilla Distance Classics.
To kick off the tournament, several Gasparilla pirates stopped by the facility to pass out beads to unsuspecting visitors. Following an exciting opening ceremony, some of the leading club volleyball teams in the area faced off in friendly competition. After 3-days of tournaments, the top teams in each division received medals engraved with the Gasparilla Volleyball logo.
Year after year, the Gasparilla Volleyball Tournament draws sports tourism to Tampa; leading up this year to the Gasparilla Distance Classics.
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