Volleyball Saturday

volleyball1Hello volleyball junkies,

MCVG and MCYV will hold the customary youth clinic this Saturday morning (9:30am-11:30am) followed by an adult “speed” tournament at noon (please arrive before 11:45am since that’s when we pick teams). There’s a ton of other stuff to do this weekend, but there’s nothing more fun than volleyball with friends! After the tournament we’ll hold an adult clinic on how to play “the box” which will be good preparation for the following week when we’ll require y’all to play the box! It’s sort of like playing doubles with four people on the court, and once you get used to it it’s quite fun.

FYI the Irish Channel St Patrick’s Day parade starts at 1pm at the corner of Felicity and Magazine on Saturday. For those of you who must see the parade and catch a month’s supply of cabbage, carrots and potatoes, you can probably play in the speed tournament and still make it to the end of the parade further along the route.

Speaking of green, the Green Wave sand volleyball team started their season last weekend with two victories. Congratulations Tulane! Their one and only home stint of games is this weekend. Tulane University will play Friday through Sunday, one game a day against a different team each day. See http://www.tulanegreenwave.com/sports/w-svolley/sched/tul-w-svolley-sched.html for the schedule. I personally hope to see the Sunday match if some other Mid-Citizen is willing to drive out to Kenner… we can all talk about it Saturday during our “Bayou Ball” activities.

To help MCVG/MCYV build a sand volleyball venue in Mid-City near where we normally play, please give in to pressure and sign up for a NOLA Wise Home Performance Evaluation. You can register by phone by calling 523-WISE(9473), or you can register on-line at http://nolawise.org/index.php/assessment-request. Make sure you specify that MCVG sent you! The evaluation costs only $35.00 (the remaining $65.00 is subsidized by Entergy), and you can learn many ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Small businesses are eligible, too, and if you rent please pass this message on to your land lord or land lady.

Don’t forget that The Mid-City Volleyball Group is sponsoring the NORDC Movie in the Park this Friday! Tomorrow evening “Dolphin Tale” will be shown at St Patrick ball field (corner of St. Patrick and Baudin), and MCVG will be selling concessions. Show time is dusk, and it is a family-friendly event.

It’s not too late to join our group adventure to La Ceiba Honduras this summer from June 5 through June 10. If interested please send me your passport number and tell me your date of birth (I promise I’ll keep it a secret). This is a rare opportunity to experience Honduras from the perspective of local Hondurans, so don’t miss out on the fun! Round-trip airfare will probably be on the order of $550.00, and the rest of our expenses will be minimal since the exchange rate between Honduran Lempiras and US Dollars is nearly 20 to 1.

FYI Madeleine Ruiz was admitted to Children’s Hospital yesterday with a stress fracture in her backbone spanning two discs. Needless to say she is out of commission for a while! If you care to visit her, she’s in room 325. I’m reluctant to give her phone number out to this entire list, but if you’d like to send her a message please contact me directly.

Wear something green and goofy Saturday in honor of St Patrick’s Day…

Peter Hickman
Tireless Advocate for Community Volleyball