Florida Region Members, Families and Friends,

Every year we face hurricane threats and pray that it steers clear of our loved ones. Unfortunately, Panama City and several other cities were heavily impacted by the hurricane and many families have nothing left. Bay United Volleyball Club in Panama City (a Gulf Coast Region club) shared with us this image of their practice facility:

After speaking with a couple of the club directors from the affected areas and Phillip Bryant, the Commissioner of the Gulf Coast Region, it is clear to us that our volleyball community needs our help. For those of us that have been through a hurricane before, we certainly understand what needs exist once the storm moves through the area. 

We are reaching out to you, Florida Region Members, families and friends, to help out your volleyball community at this time. If you would like to donate items to help the families in need, the Florida Region headquarters (15010 US Highway 441, Eustis, FL, 32726) will be serving as a collection site and our Executive Director, Steve Bishop, will deliver all donated items up to the Gulf Coast Region next Wednesday.

Requested items include but are not limited to:

If you would like to make a monetary contribution to the cause, you can donate here (http://www.floridavolleyball.org/support-usav-in-florida).  Please mark your donation for Hurricane Michael and 100% of all donations will be used to purchase supplies for the delivery next week.

If you would like to donate a monetary gift directly to the Bay United Volleyball Club, they have set up a donation link on their website to help out their players and families that were affected by Hurricane Michael. (https://www.bayunitedelitevolleyball.com/) Please let us know if you make a monetary donation so that we can keep track of the support from our Florida Region family.

Additionally, Lauren Mask, a Florida citizen and member of the Gulf Coast Region has designed a tee shirt to raise money for the families in her community. If you would like to check out her fundraiser: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/bayunitedelitevolleybal

If you have any questions about how you can help please reach out to us at office@floridavolleyball.org.

Let’s rally together to help out some neighboring members of our USA Volleyball family!

With love,

Florida Region Staff

Florida Region of USA Volleyball, Inc.

15010 US Highway 441 - Eustis, FL, 32726

T: (352)742-0080

E: office@floridavolleyball.org

W: www.FloridaVolleyball.org

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